Guitar Supports

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Guitar Supports, Parts, and Accessories

For a complete comparison chart, visit our Best Guitar Support Guide.

Guitar supports offer back relief by allowing proper posture and playing with both feet on the floor. Some players use a guitar support in place of the traditional foot stool.

The idea behind guitar supports and foot stools is the same: raise the angle of the guitar neck into the position that's ideal for traditional classical guitar technique. Some players like foot stools, but many find they lead to low back tension because using them twists the large vertebra at the base of the spine called the sacrum.

Guitar supports started becoming available in the 1980s. They range from the Gitano Guitar Support, which is so small that it fits in your case, to the Dynarette Support Cushion, a pillow-like device that provides a very different sense of connection to the guitar.

Some other popular options include the A-Frame Guitar Support, the EFEL Guitar Support, the ErgoPlay Tappert and Troster supports, the SageWork Umbra Adjustable Magnetic Guitar Support (formerly known as the Barnett Guitar Support), and the Murata GR-2B Guitar Rest. Most supports come in multiple variations, and some are available in left-handed and children's models.

Strings By Mail carries a wide range of guitar supports, parts, and accessories. We’ve tested them all, and provide our take in the product descriptions. If you’d like help choosing the perfect support for your playing, just call our friendly guitar experts at 800-513-8271. They’re available Monday-Thursday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. ET or Friday from 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Check out the video by Alex de Grassi about guitar supports, recorded at the Strings By Mail video studio.

Please note: It's recommended that guitar supports and other removable accessories that attach to the guitar only be used on fully cured finishes at least six months old, and that they be removed after each use.