Murata Guitar Support Review

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Here’s some pros:

  • You can adjust the height
  • Very secure
  • It is made from great materials


  • A little difficult to find the right position
  • The clamps can be too tight on the guitar and might even leave a mark on the finish
  • There is not a lot of variety on where to place it.

(Description is from Strings by Mail)

The Murata GR-2B Guitar Rest is one of our favorite guitar supports at Strings By Mail. Here are some reasons why:

  • It’s comfortable and feels natural. Your guitar moves with you, just as it does when using a foot stool — but without the lower back pain that a foot stool can cause.
  • It gently clamps to your guitar with four adjustable rubber feet, providing great stability.
  • There aren’t any suction cups, so you don’t have to worry about them detaching or marring your guitar’s finish.

With the 3-inch pole that’s included with the Murata GR-2B Guitar Rest (a.k.a. Aria Guitar Rest), you get 4.5 to 6 inches of leg lift. You can extend its range with replacement poles of 2 inches to 8 3/8 inches that are available separately in the Guitar Support Parts section of our website. With these poles, you can achieve a lift of 3 1/2 inches to 11 3/8 inches.

A hinge between the pole and the base allows you to rake your guitar the same as a guitar that sits directly on your leg. The support has a fixed angle, but you can adjust the angle by moving the base on your leg for an approximate range of 40-50 degrees.

Here are some more key features of the Murata GR-2B:

  • The molded base that rests on your leg has a fabric lining to prevent slipping.
  • The support collapses, making it small enough to fit in most guitar cases.
  • Unlike most other guitar supports, this product works equally well for left- and right-handed guitarists.

The minimum width of the clamp when tightened is 3 1/8 inches, and the maximum width is 4 1/4 inches. This support will not fit correctly on guitars with tapered bodies because the support clamps are square.

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