(Formerly known as the "Barnett Umbra Short")
Which size to choose?: Please see our Sizing Options page
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.)
Orders outside of the United States: Your country will likely charge you an import duty plus your standard local taxes. If you are not located in the United States, we recommend purchasing from a dealer in your country. CLICK HERE for a list of non-U.S. dealers.
WARNING: Do not use magnetic guitar supports if you have a pacemaker or similar device.
Designed and built in USA from domestic and foreign components.
U.S. Patents 8901403 & 8455744.
How easy is it to install? - Watch the following video:
Review by Allen Matthews:
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).
Op een paar kleine dingen na is deze gitaarsteun perfect: de beensteun heeft nogal scherpe hoeken ( zelf afgevijld en gepolijst ) en de kurken steunplaatjes zijn vlak terwijl een zijkant van een gitaar overal een kleine bolling heeft: hier zouden deze plaatjes ahw een beetje hol moeten zijn gelijk aan de bolling van de gitaar: dan zou de steun sterker op de gitaar aangetrokken worden !
Greetings from the Netherlands,
Have been using the "short"Umbra model support for about two years now. Tried various other supports and wouldn't use anything else on a classical guitar now.
I decided to go with the short model because I am "short-waisted" - that is, shorter than some people from the shoulder to waistline. However, today I am ordering the standard model to experiment with. Sometimes, I think I'd like to have my guitar at a slightly higher angle and the short model doesn't stretch extend quite far enough.
I love the stability of the support. It stays put, not falling off on the floor. Feels like a part of the instrument.
The attachment via the magnets is very solid. BUT when I first got it, I did have to develop an awareness of it and not lean on/over my guitar (shouldn't be doing that anyway) - after all, it's a guitar support, not a body support! Now it is a seamless part of my setup and I miss it if I don't remember to pop it on.
Clever design and handsome product.
Brillliant design, near flawless execution. Throw your footstool away. This support allows me to use either leg, and gives me far greater options in accessing the neck of the guitar, rather than the footstool method, which has the guitar neck angled and elevated above my shoulder.