Great protection for your guitar as you work.
The product is very simple, but it can make the difference. It will switch a simple table in a quite professional working table. The material is OK, the guitar will not slip anymore, and the neck rest is fine. The plastic tube to store the mat is just brilliant!
For the longest time, I did not purchase this product due to the price. I thought that I could make something better. However, I purchased this as a birthday present to myself and it turned out to be a great addition to my work area. My guitars no longer slip while working on them and the neck cradle is particularly handy. It turned out to be a fine purchase.
brilliant and not a bad price
Its a pretty simple design thats made by lots of companies. This version works well. The foam is tough-thats my favorite feature. Ive dropped hot solder on it and other abuse and it seems to hold up nicely. The cradle will hold most 6 and 7 string guitar necks nicely. I do wish the foam pad was about 10" longer and that the bottom of the pad didn't slide so easily on smooth surfaces. But other than that its nice. Pretty much the first thing anyone should buy if you are going to do any set up, maintenance or cleaning of your own instruments. When mine wears out, ill order another from Stew Mac.
My new guitar bench rest is great can work on my guitars with ease great purchase.
This is the perfect item to use while working on your instrument. The anti-slipmat helps to keep your instrument in place and protected. I use this all the time since I purchased it. I've changed the bridge on two guitars, adjusted the tremolo on one and re-strung all my guitars using this Bench Rest. I'm sure you could make something yourself but why go to all the trouble when the perfect item has already been made for you? I highly recommend this for anyone who likes to work on their guitar.
So glad I bought this. So much better than carpet and old towels. My only thought on improving this device would be for it to have two sizes of neck rest. One for acoustics and a shorter one for electrics.
This is a fantastic tool. Go most places...the popular guitar shops in the US and you will find one these in every one of them. Fantastic for everything from changing strings to truss rod adjustments. All is contained in a poster tube for storage. Essential for beginners to advanced luthiers.
This is the most awesome piece in my kit first thing i reach for. Turn any flat surface into a workbench. Good on ya stewmac. Cheers
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