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OrthodoxBluesApr 22, 2009 9:22 PM GMT
For those of you who also play guitar, mandolin, etc., please check out our own Builder of Stuff's amazing ergonomic neck rack. In my opinion, it renders the old shiny metal ones we all had completely obsolete. It is a reinvention of the species, and wildly better. It is comfortable, it is adjustable, and you can have the harp right where you want it.
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That is without a doubt the coolest looking rack I ever saw! I have one question about it though--is the length of the arm that comes up from the chest to the harp holding apparatus adjustable? I am 6'7" tall and that distance is longer for me--I have never found a rack that would give me the right position--and I have three of them now--and I have thrown at least two out over the years. . .
Wailer -- You could ask Chris, the guy who makes these, about whether it would fit, and if not, if he could make one with a longer arm. I believe that his name here on HS is builderofstuff, but you also can contact him via email through his site as listed above. When I adjust the apparatus just right for me, I have a good bit of room left on those arms, so I expect that it would work for you, but I'd ask the man who makes them!
Bought one of these the other week, it's awesome. However I did do three mods, for which I apologise to BoS:
1. Replaced the clamps with a large stationery clip (bit like on a clipboard) - much better and more versatile
2 . Took 3" off the r/h end of the neck frame (where it hits the top of the guitar)
3. Slotted the top l/h rod mounting hole - so the harp can be angled down to the left
If you move the hex clamp bits right up you can get the harp rod quite high, but It would be great to have an adjustable length on the side arms. I also use a strap round my back which makes a huge difference to the stability, even of this rack.