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Parts Included: Guitar Support, one Internal Magnet Set, Adhesive Strips & Markers, Allen Wrench, & Complete Installation Instructions. (For additional Internal Magnet Sets for additional guitars, please choose from the options below the Add to Cart button.)
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WARNING: Do not use magnetic guitar supports if you have a pacemaker or similar device.
How easy is it to install? - Watch the following video:
Review by Allen Matthews:
Designed and built in USA from domestic and foreign components.
U.S. Patents 8901403 & 8455744.
(Formerly known as the "Barnett Umbra Short")
I am 65 in tall guy (and apparently getting shorter as time goes by). I have a '69 Taurus #56 Spanish guitar which I consider to be precious and I want to preserve the surface as much as possible. My guitar has French polish, not varnish, and it seemed ill-advised to tempt damage with suction cups or external braces. I tried a standard sized Ergoplay Troster which seemed to place the guitar just a little high. I emailed Sageworks to ask advice and they recommended the standard sized model to start. I was impatient and ordered the Short model before I received the advising email.
I have been using the short model Umbra now for a few weeks. I am using the Short model extended to its maximum length and it seems just about right. The Standard model, at its shortest length, would likely work as well.
While using a foot support, I found that I spent a good bit of my practice time just getting in position, and I struggled to 'unwind' after sitting with foot elevated for a while (i'm 73 yrs and getting a bit stiff). With the Umbra attached, I swing up the guitar, place it, and it's good to go - nearly instantly, and it's easy to arise afterwards from a simple sitting position. The internal magnet concept is clever and seems to be incredibly 'solid' in its connection to the guitar. The external magnets are well padded and I can detect no trace or mark where they touch the guitar.
I am completely satisfied with the Umbra, and I think that for my height the Short model is a good match.
Installation takes a bit of commitment and a leap of faith. Practice before placing the adhesive.
Il faut penser avant d'enlever toutes les cordes de se prendre en photo la main droite jouant sur les cordes dans la position qui nous semble confortable . Et aussi le point de contact entre le bras et le haut de la guitare. Car ensuite pour retrouver la bonne position de la guitare et de régler les hauteurs et leur position sous l'éclisse d'avoir un post it sur le haut de la guitare, une marque sur son bras et un miroir on arrive mieux à trouver les bons réglages du sage work
The Sageworks rest does everything I hoped it would and is very helpful in improving my posture.
I first bought the standard model but it was too tall for me ( I am 4' 11") so I decided to try the short model. It is working pretty well for me, especially in that it allows me to hold the guitar and keep my back straight. The support is extremely flexible and can be used on either leg. It just takes some time to try out all of the possibilities of positioning before you find the right one for your needs. I only wish that it was a little lighter. Perhaps the more expensive Atlas model that is hand made and uses wood would be lighter.
I am playing fingerstyle on steelstring guitars (guitar rests on the right leg). For about 2 years I am using the standard Umbra support for a jumbo size guitar, but for my OM this support is too large. The short Umbra fits perfectly, playing has become much more relaxed!
Unfortunatly, the short Umbra was not available from a European dealer so I had to order directly from Sagework. Delivery to Germany went well and took only 3 days (DHL).