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Model: Umbra (Formerly known as the "Barnett Umbra")
Size: STANDARD (Full Size)
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.)
This is the more economical version of the beautifully genius Sagework (formerly Barnett) Magnetic Guitar Support. Functionally, it is exactly the same, but the wooden parts of the standard model are replaced with Vydyne, a high quality reinforced nylon that is both strong and beautiful.
We here at XGuitars LOVE this support! In all honesty, we were a bit dubious of the magnet system... until we tried one. Doubts Gone! They work flawlessly and safely. As shown in the video below, once the interior magnets are installed, the support is incredibly stable, fully adjustable, easy to install/remove, and completely safe for all guitar finishes. And being designed by Randy Meinert and luthier Kris Barnett, they are true works of art. We have the latest models of these supports currently in stock.
Sagework Guitar Supports have several unique design features that make them the most reliable, adjustable, and comfortable support on the market. The most prominent and advanced feature is the implementation of rare-earth magnets to safely and reliably attach the support to the instrument. The use of magnets ensures secure attachment but also allows the support to "find" the proper location on the instrument instantaneously through magnetic attraction. The use of magnets is only one of many features that sets this support apart from others.
WARNING: The magnets are VERY strong and caution must be used during the initial installation and while attaching and removing the support. If meticulous care is not taken, damage to your guitar could result.
WARNING: Do not use magnetic guitar supports if you have a pacemaker or similar device.
Due to new U.S. export restrictions, we cannot ship guitars built with rosewood to countries outside of the United States.
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Really helps with keeping guitar in position and helps maintain good posture without pain from footstool.
I had never heard of a guitar support before shopping on XGuitars for a new classical. (I purchased an Alhambra 8P.) I purchased the Sagework Umbra on Geoff's recommendation. When I received the new guitar with the support, I was a little wary of installing it, having used a (low, homemade) foot rest for a number of years. After a day or so my back started talking to me - I have chronic lower back issues going back decades - so I installed the Umbra and I am very, very happy with the change.
Installation was easy, just following the clear instructions. When I resumed my practicing it only took a few minutes for the support to disappear. It is that comfortable.
Here are some benefits I have noted: My guitar position is higher and a bit more angled than before. This height would have been nearly impossible with a foot stool. My left arm and shoulder are much more comfortable and access to the higher positions is much easier and faster. The support gives the guitar a more solid feel in my hands. Without the guitar body wrapped with my own the tone is a bit more open. I can sit on any chair - anywhere - without having to worry about carrying a (let's face it, dirty) foot rest. My seated position is more solid and ergonomic. No more back issues! The support attaches and detaches in a second and fits perfectly in the case.
The support is machined beautifully and packaged as nicely as an Apple product, which is saying a lot. I have purchased a second set of magnets for my old classical whenever I might need to use it.
The quality of the support is first class. It is very gentle on the guitar and leaves no marks on the finish. This company is an absolute pleasure to deal with.
Very stylish and unique. The magnets work very well.
This support is excellent. No worries about it slipping, easy on the finish and with some care goes on and off easily. It's a great choice.
I bought the regular size, but then realized I'd need the short version. They sent me the short piece and I returned the long piece, no issues with the trade. Excellent service and response to the correction.