murata guitar support review

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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About Allen Mathews

Allen Mathews learned guitar as an adult, and has been a full-time guitar teacher for almost two decades to students age 4 to 96.  He has taught classical guitar at Reed College and Lewis and Clark College in Portland, Oregon, and has been a guest lecturer and clinician at schools and universities throughout the U.S.  Allen is often praised for his creative teaching abilities, and his dedication to helping adults learn classical guitar.  He has a popular Youtube Channel offering regular classical guitar tutorials, and has gained fans worldwide for his weekly emails and articles at

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