I got the Umbra short. Installation was smooth. For me, the lift of the guitar resulted in more of the right arm weight resting on the body of the instrument, which, when translated down through the smaller surface area of the leg piece - 2 inches wide with hard resin edges - was quite uncomfortable and increasingly so over an hour-plus practice session. The request to return the item was easy, just waiting now for the credit to be applied.
I purchased a second set of magnets for a new guitar I recently obtained. This is such a neat system. I love it!
You folks provide great service to go along with a great product.
I've trying pillows, stools, a cheaper version of a similar support like the Sagework, but nothing really worked that well. After getting neck pain from poor posture, I finally ran across this brand. I have been MORE than satisfied with it and it has helped my playing and posture immensely. It it simply THE best! It works on all of my acoustics...traditional classical, nylon string acoustic, dreadnought body steel string...and it works great on all of them. I just bought extra magnets for each instrument. My only disappointment is that it's not possible to use with a solid body electric. I supposed I could drill holes in the body and mount the magnets, but, umm, no on that! After several months, I also realized that it wasn't raising the neck high enough for me (I have a long torso), and so I bought the tall extension and replaced it (just a few screws) and it's worked even better. The only thing I'd like to see different is if the leg support could somehow pivot, but I can work around that without too much difficulty. Nothing comes close to this support!
Support is the key word here. I needed to order a replacement for my Atlas and the Sagework team didn't hesitate to help. The interaction was as thoughtful as the product design. Outstanding.
I have a satin finish classical guitar that won't hold any of the suction cup products. Using a footstool was giving me back problems and the guitar "pillows" are maddening. They keeps slipping out at the wrong time. The Umbra has solved both problems for me. No backaches and no frustration. I think my guitar tone has improved now that the pillow is not deadening the sound. The magnets hold tight and the cork pads don't seem to affect my guitar finish. I've only adjusted it once to get a 45 degree angle, but it's nice to know it is flexible enough to move a steeper or lesser angle or to change legs. Highly recommended.
Got my standard size, Umbra model support. Installation is straight forward by following the instruction. Works as well as I could have expected it. Now me left leg no longer get numb from practicing when using the foot stand. It also helped to put the guitar into a better position in my lap and in front of my chest, allowing a more correct posture.
The half wood and half plastic design just didn't seem quit right. Now seeing the real thing, I am very happy to have picked the all plastic design. It is very nicely molded with good texture.
All in all, highly recommended.
Excellent! Improved my playing posture and helped with my back problems. Highly recommended.
Aesthetically pleasing, doesn’t mark up your guitar finish. Installation is a bit fussy but worth it afterwards.
Can' recommend it highly enough. Guitar supports are of course a very individual thing, since everyone holds the guitar a little differently, but these are cleverly conceived, extremely reliable, very adjustable, good looking, and sturdy. I can't imagine going back to any other system.
This is a fabulous support and it actually fits me! No other ones I tried would work and was so grateful when someone told me about Sageworks. I can't play without it! I needed more magnets for a new guitar and when the post office lost my order in transit, the company immediately sent a new set which got here promptly. Thanks for such great service!
I needed an extra magnet set for a 2nd guitar. I received notice of shipment almost immediately after ordering. Came promptly. Great to be able to switch support between guitars.
I'm 6'2" and my guitar study chair is a small black workbench stool from Costco which is just high enough (on the lowest setting) that causes my thighs to be ever so slightly slanted downward. I didn't know whether to choose the standard size or the large. So glad I picked the large one.
Awesome design, very innovative, comfortable and with a very wide range for positioning, just love it and highly recommend it .
I'm not a classical guitarist but was intrigued by the guitar support when I saw it used by Tatyana Rhzhkova. I prefer to hold a guitar approx chest high, so I always elevate one of my legs. I must have a heavy foot, because I tend to bend guitar foot stools. The Umbra brace is a great solution. I like the availability of additional magnets and adhesive, making it easy to switch the brace between guitars.
Very good product and installation was easy. I probably should have chosen the "short" one, but I'm quite pleased with the standard size. Much more convenient and helpful than any footstool.
Sagework Umbra Magnetic Guitar Support - Standard provides solid support of your guitar while your playing, no more hoping.
It is a perfectly functioning piece of art. What more can I say?
A very artificial product. I' m happy with it. Thanks.
I'm not a tall person but when I play I like my guitar position somewhat 45-degrees or slightly more. I bought an Umbra tall adjustable arm and replaced the short arm of my Atlas with it. Now I have an Umbra-Atlas hybrid that's positioning my guitar where I want it. I'm satisfied, once again.
great product. Having trouble in adjusting. waiting for direction from Goeb. No one answers the phone you should just delete the phone number on your site everything seems to be by e-mail snail mail moves faster than your e-mail replies. I was referred to you by Classical Guitar Shed.
Hoping to get some answers. Just want to do things right.
Works perfectly. Great product!
I absolutely love it! I have tried many guitar supports, foot stools, and cushions, but nothing compares to the comfort and joy i experience when using this support while playing my beloved handcrafted Benito Huipe.
First of all, it is not permanent and it does not damage your guitar in anyway. The magnets are strong and secure, but can easily be removed if necessary. The support itself is sturdy, looks cool, and can be adjusted many different ways to fit your own personal taste when it comes to guitar position. Once on, the support can be adjusted easily based on whatever chair you are using, so you will never he limited or stuck in an awkward position because the chair you are sitting on is too tall or too short. I can even play sitting on the ground with optimum position and posture... if I have no chair: it is actually quite comfortable. It is also super portable, fits perfectly in the storage space under the neck in my gator classical guitar case.
I would advise however, to be very careful when putting the magnets on the inside of your guitar. Because the magnets are very strong, if you do not hold onto them with a firm grip, the opposing magnet on the outside of the guitar will pull it out of your grip easily. This happened to me when placing the magnet on the upper bout inside, and the resulting smack was very loud and scary. However, I took the magnet off and checked the guitar thoroughly and found that there was no scratch or problem of any kind. The lesson is just be very cautious and careful. In addition,the screws on the adjustment knobs became very hard to turn, but this problem was easily solved with a little anti-seize on the screw and nut. Now the knobs move extremely smooth with no problems.
Aside from the scary magnet story and difficulty with the adjustment knobs, this guitar support is the best. I love it and would recommend it to anyone who loves their guitar and doesn't want to be limited when playing it.
These supports are amazing. I had been using a foot stool for years and have been having quite a lot of back pain so I needed something to help correct my posture. This works! I can now sit and play for hours without lower back pain and it has also helped the posture in my shoulder so that it’s easier for my left hand to move along the fretboard. It also stabilizes the guitar better so that I can exert less physical energy keeping the guitar in the proper place for optimal playability. I should have gotten these sooner.