Where guitar hangs/sits

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  1. guitarface

    guitarface Most Honored Senior Member

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    I suppose this varies a little with everyone’s body and posture, but how do different guitars hang off your body. I mean this- my strat body seems to end up a little to my right with the neck out in front of me. My gretsch (don’t know the model name or number, but it’s the sorta les Paul looking one) seems to stay a little more centered with the neck out to the left.

    How do you find your other various guitars fit/hang on you?
     
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    Thrup'ny Bit Grand Master Curmudgeon

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    They hang/sit where they need to hang so that I can play them properly. Beyond that, I don't care.
     
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    You have to be careful and make sure they don't hang with the wrong crowd though....
     
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    Ebidis Providing the world with flat bends since 1985

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    Yep, where it is comfortable. Beyond that, I don't care. I gave up trying to look cool somewhere in my 40s.
     
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    And you did it very well sir. :p
     
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    Ebidis Providing the world with flat bends since 1985

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    But I'm ok with it. ;)
     
  7. guitarface

    guitarface Most Honored Senior Member

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    We all put it where it’s comfortable, but do some have a tendency to drift certain places?
     
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    So I’m pretty tall, 6’-4”. I’ve got a 335 that I have had and played for 9 years. I’ve had gotten used to where it hung from my body, which was higher up than all of my other electrics.

    Just recently I realized that one of my straps would adjust out to a really long length. I decided to use that strap, though not as comfortable as others, to get the 335 to sit on my body like my other electrics. Wow, what a difference that made!

    So now my goal, once I get out of furlough, is to find a nicer, longer, more comfortable strap to go with the 335.
     
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    Ebidis Providing the world with flat bends since 1985

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    I hear ya. I'm 6'-3" and my biggest problem is finding straps that I like that are also long enough.

    I don't like my guitar up on my chest.
     
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    Mine hang about here. Actually, they hang exactly here...
     
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    Ebidis Providing the world with flat bends since 1985

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    See? Now that's how to look cool.
     
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    Bridge at my beltline. Nothing else matters.

    I only have two straps. One for my ibby as73 semi, and another for everything else.
     
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    It varies with my waistline.
     
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    They're always pushed a little bit forwards, to keep my elbow away from my body, if that's what you mean. All the weight is on the strap, the guitar is balanced and doesn't move if I let go.
     
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    That varies with the actual instrument. My hollow body guitars and the thinner solid body ones do have a different angle with the sold body necks being somewhat more forward.
     
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