Announcing the new Rubys Guitar Armrest!
Available in six woods – Butternut, Imbuya, Mahogany, Maple, and Walnut, with Rosewood at a premium price.
Guitarists have long wrestled with the problem of resting the picking arm on the edge of the guitar and damping the top’s vibration. This damping results in a loss of tone, volume and projection, depending on how much weight of the player’s arm rests on the top.
There is an easy way to deal with this, and it can instantly improve the tone, volume and projection of the guitar and the geometry of the player’s hand position. It’s a simple armrest that attaches to the lower bass side of the guitar with suction cups, and supports the forearm away from the top.
This removable design does not require any modification to the instrument, and if used properly (just remove the armrest after playing) will not harm the instrument in any way.
For years, we have carried guitar armrests made by a Brazilian company. However, these have become increasingly difficult to obtain and so we are now very happy to carry the new Ruby’s Guitar Armrest, made for us by Pete Robinson in Guelph, Ontario.
The Rubys Guitar Armrest is not intended to be permanently installed, and we recommend that it be removed from the instrument after each session.
On instruments with nitrocellulose lacquer finishes, including guitars like relatively new Gibson or Martin models, the finish does not cure for quite some time, and leaving the suction cups in place may result in imprints or impressions in the lacquer. Synthetic finishes, such as the urethane or polyester finishes found on many guitars, and Larrivee or Taylor-style UV-cured finishes should not have this issue.