The Guitar Support Harness™ offers an innovative solution for players who experience neck and shoulder fatigue while playing a heavy instrument.
The Guitar Support Harness™ offers an innovative solution for players who experience neck and shoulder fatigue while playing a heavy instrument. Its unique design features a torso strap that is worn at the base of the rib cage and fastens with a quick disconnect buckle. This gives the player a very secure yet mobile system to encourage freedom of movement. The two shoulder supports are made of a comfortable memory foam padding over aluminum supports that bend to conform to your shoulders for a custom fit.
The length is instantly and fully adjustable so you can position the instrument where it's most comfortable. An adjustable guitar-back strap attaches to the instrument's strap pins. It offers 12 side-to-side adjustment positions so that you can find the perfect balance point of your guitar. Once achieved, simply hook the harness to the guitar-back strap. When finished playing, unhook the harness from the guitar-back strap. The guitar-back strap can be left on the guitar as it fits easily in your case. This revolutionary new system really enhances your comfort level while playing for long sessions.
Discover a new level of comfort with Neotech's Guitar Support Harness™!
|Stock #||Style||Color||MSRP||Approximate Size|
|2501522||Guitar Support Harness™||Black||$130.35||Torso strap: 30"–60" (76,2–152,4 cm)|
Guitar Support Harness Set Up Instructions
1. Begin by bending the top half of the shoulder pads to the general shape of your shoulder. Many people find that bending the shoulder pad around their leg gives a good result.
2. Once you have the general shape, it can be fine tuned later with the help of a friend for any final adjustments.
3. With the harness hanging from your shoulders, fasten the belt portion with the quick disconnect.
4. Position it so that it sits at the base of your sternum.
5. The length of the belt portion is fully adjustable by taking up the slack through the quick disconnect buckle and securing the end with the triglide.
6. If there is too much webbing left over, it can be carefully trimmed with sharp scissors and the end seared with a match or lighter to prevent fraying. You will want the belt to be snug, but not too restrictive for your breathing.
7. To adjust the length of the neck strap, simply grasp the webbing tab at the shoulder position quick disconnect and pull it downward. This adjustment can be made on both sides. This allows for an extremely wide range of possible adjustments.
8. To lengthen the strap, simply lift the ladder-lock connector at the shoulder position and gently pull the hook downward again.
9. The adjustable support strap attaches to the back of your guitar.
10. The length adjusts to the distance between the front and back strap pins, and the hook receiver snaps to one of twelve positions to balance the instrument from neck to body.
11. Unfasten the hook-and-loop connector on the adjustable support strap to make it easier to apply to the back of the instrument.
12. The narrower leather connector fastens to the strap pin at the neck end of the instrument. Make certain the receiver hook with balancing mechanism is toward the top of the instrument.
13. Apply the wider triangular leather connector to the pin at the base of the instrument.
14. Pull the strap taut.
15. Double the strap back for a snug fit. Press the hook and loop connector against the strap to secure it in place.
16. When you're ready to play, attach the hook on the harness to the hook receiver on the adjustable support strap.
17. Test the balance of the instrument. If you find the instrument to be neck heavy or body heavy, the receiver hook on the adjustable support strap can be moved to another position to help achieve a good balance.
18. To move the hook receiver press it downward, then slide from left to right to the desired position. When released the hook receiver locks into position.
These have solved multiple issues I've been having. First, I've had some left sholder problems from years of working at a computer and the weight of the guitar on that left sholder was contributing to my problems. Using the Guitar Support Harness distributes the weight of the guitar evenly on on both sholders.
Second, the adjustable back strap eliminates strap slippage the can occur especially with an unbalanced guitar. The back strap allows for adjusting the balance of the guitar (neck vs the body) that determines how the neck height vs the guitar body hangs. If you like the neck in a higher or lower playing position you can adjust the backstrap to give you the balanced position you desire. On any reasonably balanced guitar the back strap gives you a decent range to work with.
Because the strap shape is formed by a stiff internal metal or material, it retains its shape making it difficult to transport, unlike a normal strap that will fold. It is also a bit more of a hassle to put on because you have to grab the straps that go around your chest from behind your back and pull them to the front to snap. On first attempt I often get them twisted and have to mess around getting them untwisted.
I use the support harness both sitting practicing and standing as it always keeps the guitar in the correct playing position.
Does this product require that any piece be permanently adhered to the back of the guitar?
The harness is attached by two standard leather connections, one to each strap pin. There is nothing permanently adhered to the back of the guitar; you can easily remove the Guitar Support Back Strap from the guitar at any time.
Can this be used for bass guitar?
You can use the Guitar Support Harness with any guitar (including a bass guitar) that has two guitar strap pins.