Which size to choose?: Please see our Sizing Options page
Weight (including magnets): 9.4 oz
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 have deployed the tall Umbra on three guitars. I switched to the short Umbra on my latest guitar because my right arm was giving me trouble. Lowering the guitar a bit with the shorter Umbra fixed that. I can use either Umbra on any of my guitars.
The magnets work perfectly, very strong, and easy to install and remove **if and only you do it right**. Read and follow the instructions. They are not hard to understand, but it's easy to make a mistake if you're not paying attention. The mistakes can be undone, but who wants to do that? You have to understand and pay special attention to how you can remove the magnet if that's ever necessary. Spare adhesives are a good idea!
The Umbras themselves are made of indestructible, no-nonsense materials and design able to last for generations. The magnets are designed to be easily taken out and put back. It has all worked seamlessly for me.
I have had pain in my left hip from using a footstool. I decided to try this support based on all the good reviews. It's been 2 weeks and the hip pain is almost gone! The shoulder fatigue is also much better. I am extremely pleased! I was worried about the installation, but just watch the videos and take your time. It was not difficult. I took the old strings off. I do have small hands so I'm sure that helped. In fact, the worst part is just putting new strings on! I know you can just loosen strings to do the install, but I needed new strings anyway. I can now practice longer without difficulties. I have not noticed any slippage while playing and the support if very secure.
I have tried most of the available guitar supports and this is the third Umbra I have bought; meaning I really like it.
The advantage, to me, of the Umbra model is that it is easy to pack (being small) and highly configurable in all directions. This makes it work in every situation and I think this cannot be said about other support types.
I highly recommend this guitar support.
This is a great guitar support is is a quality piece of kit. It has plenty of adjustment to get the guitar into just the right position. I did end up changing the short arm out for a standard length model. My hands/arms are large and it was impossible for me to get my hands into the sound hole on my guitar, but my 12 year old son was able to help me install it successfully. So much better than the suction cup equipped supports that I have tried.
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.