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tildeslash
07-04-2007, 04:59 PM
I am curious - my birthday is coming and I might ask for this.

http://www.originalguitarchair.com/

anybody?

67tele
07-04-2007, 05:21 PM
My wife got me the Butterscotch one last birthday and I have to say I Love it. Very comfortable, Oh yea -she also got the matching stool which is a great addition to the chair

sukisyn
07-04-2007, 05:32 PM
Hmmm .. they look nice enough. If ya get one give us a review. I like that it folds flat for storage.

I been looking at getting a chair from http://www.soundseat.com/ . I like the fact that it has a foot ring and you cab get a retractable foot plate. I am just having a hard time justifying paying $300+ for a chair just for playing guitar... :)

da-boogieman
07-05-2007, 07:43 AM
Hmmm .. they look nice enough. If ya get one give us a review. I like that it folds flat for storage.

I been looking at getting a chair from http://www.soundseat.com/ . I like the fact that it has a foot ring and you cab get a retractable foot plate. I am just having a hard time justifying paying $300+ for a chair just for playing guitar... :)

I have had the Sound Seat for several years and like it very much.

Milkman
07-05-2007, 07:55 AM
Wow!

$300. for a chair!


I'm sure it's very nice, but am I the only one who thinks this is excessive?


Pretty much any chair with no arm rests is suitable for playing guitar is it not?

Jon Silberman
07-05-2007, 08:00 AM
$300 for a compressor or delay is also excessive ... unless it happens to be what's best for your needs. Then, over the long term, it's a bargain.

E.g., have you priced chiropractors lately?

tildeslash
07-05-2007, 08:00 AM
Yes it is but we're guitar players (nutcases).
If the chair can make us comfortable thus helping us get that "tone" we're always searching for then it's worth it.

clmazza
07-05-2007, 08:06 AM
I like how there's an extra $25.00 option for left hand chairs :rotflmao

Milkman
07-05-2007, 08:10 AM
$300 for a compressor or delay is also excessive ... unless it happens to be what's best for your needs. Then, over the long term, it's a bargain.

E.g., have you priced chiropractors lately?


True enough and duly noted.

I have no knowledge of chiropractors. My back is fine.

scottlr
07-05-2007, 09:10 AM
I have a set of old kitchen chairs that look pretty much like that, but do not fold, nor is there a matching stool. But the whole set probably cost $300 with a maple table :)

Milkman
07-05-2007, 09:12 AM
I have a set of old kitchen chairs that look pretty much like that, but do not fold, nor is there a matching stool. But the whole set probably cost $300 with a maple table :)


That was kind of my point, but it's not my money.


I tend to be......frugal? Thrifty? CHEAP?

I'm very much a DIY guy and I guess I could do much more with $300. than just a chair, but again, as was stated earlier, people pay $300. for a pedal, why not $300 for a chair?:AOK

tildeslash
07-05-2007, 09:34 AM
What about $125.00 for a pick made out of real meteorite?

Milkman
07-05-2007, 09:44 AM
What about $125.00 for a pick made out of real meteorite?


Pffft. What else would you use while sitting on your $300. chair, playing your $3000. Gibbie through your $100 cord into your $5000. Dumble?


KIDDING:D

Structo
07-05-2007, 09:51 AM
You know where to get a Dumble for $5K?

tildeslash
07-05-2007, 09:56 AM
$300 chair
$125 pick
$50 cable
$50 patch cables
$1500 guitar
$1500 amp
$500 worth of pedals - probably just 2
Enjoyment - priceless
tone - worthless because I am still missing something - maybe $150 guitar strap made of leather and hemp

Dana
07-05-2007, 09:58 AM
I have had the Sound Seat for several years and like it very much.

Me too. I bought mine about two years ago. Love it and use it every day.

Milkman
07-05-2007, 09:59 AM
You know where to get a Dumble for $5K?


LOL, I was waiting for someone to jump on that.


No, I'm afraid I don't.


But shhhhh, put a bag over a $700. Fender and nobody will no the difference.

Nuclearfishin
07-05-2007, 01:57 PM
I have a chair just like that and it is very comfortable. For all you non-classical players, the chair can make a huge difference in the comfort of your playing. Try this, sit in a normal chair, but don't slouch, and don't let your back touch the back of the chair, otherwise you won't be able to hold your guitar properly. Sit completely upright so your lower back has a nice normal arch. Now, raise one foot up on a footstool which will put tension on your sciatic nerve because your feet are not sitting even. Now put a guitar in your hands and sit this way for three hours. Do this everyday for years and years and see if you develop any lower back or nerve issues. Now go spend $300 on a comfortable chair that relieves 85% of the tension, and see if you think it's worth it?

The reason there is a difference between left and right handed chairs is because there is a curve cut out of the side of the chair that lets you sit back and actually use the seat back for support while you play. With the curve cut on the proper side, you can hold your guitar and use the seatback at the same time and still maintain proper playing position. If you are left-handed, you obviuosly need the chair cut away on the other side since your right foot will now be on the footstool.

If you think $300 bucks is a lot for a chair, go to any furniture store and look at dining room table sets and see what they charge for a solid wood chair with comfortable padding. Then ask them to make is collapsable so you can easily take it with you. Oh yeah, and then tell them to cut the seat with a curve so you can play your guitar while you sit in it. And by the way, it needs to be custom made because there isn't a huge market for classical guitar chairs. After that, $300 bucks is looking better and better.

Cheers!

tildeslash
07-05-2007, 02:12 PM
That's it - I am SOLD. I am gonna buy one now - shit I plan on playing guitar till I am on old man - might as well as enjoy every aspect of it just like my boutique cables/picks/guitars/amps/straps and now chair.

dkaplowitz
05-03-2008, 09:17 AM
People still happy with theirs?

I'm actually looking for one that's more like a bar stool with rings upon which I can rest my foot to rest the guitar on my knee. I like them on the taller side, but it doesn't have to be.

Not really interested in hearing more from the people complaining about the price of things though.

TDJMB
05-05-2008, 08:32 AM
I'm still happy with mine. I wish there were a lighter-weight, not-so-nice one made for taking out of the house. And I'm looking at a Soundseat for when I want more height.

v2or
12-20-2008, 09:46 PM
Well, I just got mine from my wife for Christmas. I love playing guitar I am 43 and play flamenco and classical. To me 300.00 to pay so I can play and play without pain is not a big cost. My guitar was 8000.00 and to pay 300.00 is not bad. Even the case for the guitar was 750.00 If you sit when you play and you play in a classical position this is a great chair for you. There was a post at the bottom of this and the point is clear. If you plan on playing guitar for a long time and you sit when you play this is an investment not only for the guitar playing but also you health. It's a great chair and is not prefab or press wood or plywood its solid wood and just made really well. Great Chair.:agree

aaron1433
05-19-2009, 08:39 PM
Rok 'n sok makes a great chair as well. You can get one with a back rest for under $200.

Rhomco
05-20-2009, 05:49 AM
Wow!

$300. for a chair!


I'm sure it's very nice, but am I the only one who thinks this is excessive?


Pretty much any chair with no arm rests is suitable for playing guitar is it not?

Sells for $48.00 USD in Taiwan. It has regular arm rests on it but it is the same chair. I bought one when I was living/working over there in the 90's.

pima1234
05-21-2014, 10:53 PM
It's a thread resurrection!

First, where could one purchase The Original Guitar Chair from Taiwan for $48?

Also... it's a great chair.

kidmo
05-22-2014, 05:40 AM
Wow!

$300. for a chair!


I'm sure it's very nice, but am I the only one who thinks this is excessive?


Pretty much any chair with no arm rests is suitable for playing guitar is it not?


Wait for the Klones to come out :bonk

KennyM
05-22-2014, 06:41 AM
Many of us pay $200 to $1000 or more a month for a chair that we sit in for sometimes only an hour a day on the way to work. Many of us spend an hour or in my case many hours a day playing our instruments. A one time purchase of an expensive chair to let you do this comfortably is not an excessive expense IMO.

The chairs in my studio are some of the most important and well used pieces of gear in there.

andyk
05-22-2014, 07:18 AM
Nice chair, but I use one of these $35 On Stage benches, so I can get all Tori Amos like!

http://www.sweetwater.com/store/detail/BenchLt?device=c&network=g&matchtype=&gclid=CKSR4sfOv74CFYMSOgodUHEAbQ

TDJMB
05-22-2014, 10:08 AM
Hmmm, I'm ready to sell mine - it's like the Original. But I probably can't get enough to justify the hassle and cost of packing & shipping. It might be easier to just donate it. I've seen an ad for a similar but not as nice chair for $700 - so $389 (plus s&h) seems less painful.

buddastrat
05-22-2014, 10:14 AM
$300 for a compressor or delay is also excessive ... unless it happens to be what's best for your needs. Then, over the long term, it's a bargain.

E.g., have you priced chiropractors lately?

How do you know that chair won't cause someone to see a chiro?

pima1234
05-22-2014, 10:49 AM
I would think the a good drummer's throne would cut it too.

For my teaching studio, I would love one like the RockNSoc, but with wheels.

DRS
05-22-2014, 01:07 PM
I use either a leather steno chair I got from Staples for $70, or a tall wooden stool I got used for $5 which I added 5 layers of 1/2 blue high density foam form an old camping mattress ($20) and covered it with an off-cut of leather from another project. Either one works great.

mxvin
05-22-2014, 01:13 PM
I stand

AMSnell
05-22-2014, 01:16 PM
$379 for a chair? hahahaha.

Buy a guitar stool or something.

I use a 3 plastic thing from ikea. Put a pillow on it if you're uncomfortable!

peskypesky
05-22-2014, 01:23 PM
this is the one i want
http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0185/7502/files/giant-bean-bag-2.jpg?69

THiwaTT
05-22-2014, 03:35 PM
Links to the giant bean bag?

that looks very comfortable

custom53
05-22-2014, 04:37 PM
Target and a few other stores like that have a stool type chair that is armless that works great for me.. I think they are around $49 - $69..

pima1234
05-22-2014, 11:10 PM
Not too many classical guitarists here I see.

ninjaaron
05-22-2014, 11:55 PM
I was thinking "why would you sit for a performance?"

Then I remembered classical guitar was a thing. I actually inherited a really nice classical guitar, and it's probably time I invested in a footstool and a butt stool (not that kind of butt stool, sicko!). It's pure pleasure to play, but I do sometimes experience pain in the wrists of my plicking hand because I'm holding it at a funny angle.

CyberFerret
05-23-2014, 12:05 AM
$379 for a chair? hahahaha.

Buy a guitar stool or something.

I use a 3 plastic thing from ikea. Put a pillow on it if you're uncomfortable!

Well sir, I will raise you the Sonus Guitar chair.... ~USD $2200 (no, I didn't accidentally add a zero there)... :D

http://www.brianboggschairmakers.com/product/sonus-chair/

http://www.brianboggschairmakers.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/BBoggs123-Web-Version-660x839.jpg

CyberFerret
05-23-2014, 12:09 AM
BTW, I use this old relic kitchen chair my wife found in a second hand store. Very comfortable, but as a relic, it MUST be worth thousands... ;)

https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8424/7781181036_b47d4bf506_c.jpg

mxvin
05-23-2014, 08:01 AM
this is the one i want
http://cdn.shopify.com/s/files/1/0185/7502/files/giant-bean-bag-2.jpg?69

:agree

halgrind
05-23-2014, 09:57 AM
BTW, I use this old relic kitchen chair my wife found in a second hand store. Very comfortable, but as a relic, it MUST be worth thousands... ;)

Is it a genuine relic or relic-ed? I'm sick of these phony relic kitchen chairs, you need to earn that look.