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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.)
Which size to choose?: Please see our Sizing Options page.
Sagework guitar supports are symmetrical and work for both right or left-handed players.
WARNING: Do not use magnetic guitar supports if you have a pacemaker or similar device.
NOTE: If you are not located in the United States, your country will likely charge you an import duty plus your standard local taxes. For European orders, please visit our dealer Haus der Musik Trekel and for British orders, London Guitar Studio or Stafford Guitar.
Designed and built in USA from domestic and foreign components. U.S. Patents 8901403 & 8455744.
I frequently sing while playing the guitar, and only with this accessory have I been able to find an acceptable posture that is simultaneously conducive to both these activities. Holding the guitar horizontally on my right leg with no support or footstool compromises my ability to move up and down the fretboard, and also makes it difficult for me to keep my shoulders back. Holding the guitar on my left leg and using a footstool improves my guitar agility but squishes my diaphragm and therefore compromises my breath support. Before I found Sagework, I discovered that my preferred posture was to balance the guitar on my right left while keeping the neck up (e.g., kind of like Odair Assad), but in practice I never felt completely comfortable doing this, so both my playing and singing were stilted.
I was skeptical that this or any other guitar support would help me because I've spent money in the past on high end accessories (e.g., picks, strings, etc.), and those have had only a modest impact on my sound. However, Sagework's generous return policy persuaded me that I should at least try it.
I'm so glad I did. The Tall Atlas is the best guitar-related purchase I've ever made (other than the guitar itself). It allows me to position the guitar very close to my preferred position, and its magnetic fixtures and sturdy design mean I feel safe while doing so. I have become addicted to the support; after only one practice session, both my playing and singing improved markedly.
One practical piece of advice: Make sure to follow the directions on the "Sizing Options" page. A.k.a., Hold the guitar in your preferred position, and ask a friend to measure the distance directly up from your left thigh to the upper bout of the guitar. I originally neglected to do this and purchased a Standard Size model, but this measurement for me was 8", so if I'd followed the instructions properly, I would have known a priori that I needed the Tall model.
I ditched the footstool years ago, but I found that the pillow supports felt insecure and the suction cup supports can crack the side of guitar - and still feel wobbly. As I play with the guitar in an extremely high position, it is difficult to find a support that feels solid. For years I've used a clamp support that worked well enough, but they tend to wear out, they don't fit easily in guitar cases, and they damage the finish over time. The Sagework Atlas Tall support corrects those deficiencies and the hardwoods on the Atlas make it like it's part of the instrument. It is easily the most elegant looking support that I have seen. As someone who frequently switches between multiple guitars I find it convenient that I can install a magnet set in all my guitars and quickly switch between them. Additionally, since the Atlas support is so easy to attach and remove, there's no reason not to routinely store the instrument in the case - something which I tended not to do with the clamp supports. My Sagework guitar support was one of those rare purchases that vastly exceeded my expectations. I would not hesitate to recommend this product to my students, colleagues, and other classical guitarists. It is about as near perfection as you can get.