Thanks so much to the site supporter who had an extra Guitarlift and sent one up to me to try out and review. I was hesitant about the support due to its size but I was pleasantly surprised at how it felt and positioned my guitar. Keep in mind that they have many different sizes to choose from and I believe this is the Big or Large version. I think I would like a medium one a bit better.
The Good Stuff: I love the Guitarlift for how stable it feels and how I can get the perfect playing position. Those are the two most important things for guitar supports and rests. For those two reasons I love the Guitarlift. It also doesn’t slip on my leg and might even keep the guitar vibrating longer and louder since the back wood of the guitar doesn’t rest on my chest. I might also highly recommend it for kids due to how stable it is. It’s a super high quality product, made in Germany and very user friendly.
Considerations: It’s bulky and annoying to travel with, you can’t just throw it in your bag. But I’ll be using mine for recording and practicing because it works so well. My suction cups did not come off, they worked great even without their adhesive foil or my static viynl cling. The suction cup helper and protector I mention is Grafix ClingViynl. I’ve used it on French polish and polyurethane finishes but I’ve been told not to use on lacquer finishes so use at your own risk, ask your luthier or maker. It was a little awkward to position the Guitarlift but once you get a good position you could work out a quick system either with your suction cup protectors or by marking the position somehow.
Overall: A solid guitar support that feels great to play. It’s comfortable, stable, and secure. It’s on the big side but that is a small price to pay for something that works this well.
Guitarlift Promo text (guitarlift.de): “Are you searching for a perfectly adaptable, stable, reliable and good-looking guitar rest? Then look no further with Guitarlift®! The absolute novelty of the patented product is the attachment of the support to the back of the guitar. This allows you to precisely adjust the angle and height. The distinctive leg cut provides the strongest non-slip hold. Individual requirements for positioning, stability and reliability encompass a variety of solutions. You can find your own unique solution through the vast range of models from our three product lines and also in the accessories shop. Our philosophy is that we only use durable and high quality materials. We produce exclusively in Germany and offer you excellent services.”