Guitar Supports

Guitar Supports, Parts, and Accessories

For a chart that compares all of our guitar supports, visit our Best Guitar Support Guide.

Guitar supports help you avoid back pain when playing by allowing you to sit with a proper posture and 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 your guitar's 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 first appeared in the 1980s. They range from the Gitano Guitar Support, which is small enough to fit in your case, to the Dynarette Support Cushion, a pillow-like device that provides a very different sense of connection to your guitar.

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 guitar support for your playing, call 800-513-8271 to talk with our friendly music, strings, and gear experts or contact them online. They’re available Monday-Friday from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. EST.

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.

And remember: On weekdays, international orders received by 7 a.m. EST and U.S. orders received by 3 p.m. EST ship the same day!
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