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Every guitar is given a thorough 19-point inspection including playing through every note, adjusting saddle & nut heights, checking neck relief, fret ends, tuning mechanisms, finish, and more. You can rest assured that your guitar will be flawless or we'll replace it or refund it and cover all shipping charges. Also, all guitars at XGuitars are kept at the perfect humidity and temperature to prevent hidden cracks, sharp frets, warped necks, etc.
Fits guitar body thicknesses between 3" and 4.625" (4 and 5/8")
The Abel Armrest (Armauflage) is imported from Germany. It is extremely comfortable and ergonomic for playing the guitar.
Installation is easy with the adjustment screw. The rest has felt mounting pads so you don't have to worry about damage or scratches to your guitar. It really changes the comfort level dramatically both for traditional classical positions and more relaxed acoustic positions. For travel, it can fit in most cases and gig bags. When playing, it practically hides itself under your arm and is not distracting at all to the viewer. The tone is not affected much at all as it attaches to the corners of the lower bout on the guitar. If fact, we believe it enhances the tone as your arm is not resting or damping the guitar top and sides. In addition, we have had a customer applaud the armrest as it elevates his arm enough that his nerve above in his shoulder does not get pinched, allowing him to play longer without any pain.
Although designed for right handed guitars, we have tested on left handed guitars and the Abel Armrest suits very nicely.
Note: The armrest is a nice looking black plastic and comes with a set of large rubber pads. If the position you place the armrest does not hold tight on all three corners, you may have to use one or both large pads for best fit.
If you have any questions, please contact us!
The arm rest was not what I had in mind. Go to Thisisclassicalguitar.com. There the guitar guy (Bradford Werner) uses a guitar with a thin strip of something over that edge. I did try to contact them but get no reply. Others on the internet do the same. But no ones returns my inquire Please check these players out and give me your finding or advice.
Hello, Mr. Hancock.
The guitar that Bradford Werner is using has a strip of wood there over the edge that was likely built on when the guitar was built. Guitar shapes vary greatly, so a piece that long would need to be custom fit to your guitar. Luthier Kris Barnett could possibly create one for you. He's done this before and does beautiful work. You would need to trace the outline of your guitar and send it to him. You can contact him here: https://www.krisbarnettguitars.com/contact
If you would like to return your arm rest for a refund, please let me know. That would be no problem.
My clasical guitar has sharp edges along the sides and prolonged playing would lead to discomfort and even pain due to the constant pressure on the forearm nerves and tendons. The Abel guitar support is an excellent device that has greatly improved my comfort level and range of hand positions. It also significantly improves the guitar sound. The device is very well built, extremely easy to use, and well priced. I recommend this device to all players who wish to improve their comfort and sound. For the price, you simply can't go wrong!
I have been looking at one of these Abel arm rests on the Xguitar web site for awhile thinking to myself "no way this thing could work very well." Well I finally decided to try it. Wow; what a surprise. It works perfectly, greatly enhances the comfort of playing my guitar, and fits every guitar I own; even my smaller parlor sized models. This is a great product and I am not likely to ever spend any significant time playing without one. Just wish I had tried it sooner. I highly recommend this product.
Makes the guitar so much more comfortable to play. Eliminates the sharp edge of the guitar that constrains the forearm muscles which actually control the fingers. It also makes it easier for the forearm to hang over the front of the guitar at a more relaxed angle allowing the shoulder to be more relaxed as well.
Very easy to attach to the guitar. Doesn't leave any marks on my French Polished guitar although I remove it when not using. Together with the Sageworks guitar support, the guitar pretty much plays itself.
My guitar instructor recommended this to me and I'm glad I got it. This rest, though quite expensive, is great quality and very comfortable. Delivery and service was excellent as well.