FAQ's Mundo Guitar Support & Mundo Guitar Strap

Do I need strap buttons on my guitar?

No, no need to screw into your guitar and risk any damage.

Will the sucker cups work with matte, satin or shellac (French polished) guitars?

For shellac French Polished guitars we’ve yet to find a perfect solution as there are quite a few variables to consider. Some luthiers fill the wood grain pockets before polishing and this creates a reasonable surface the sucker cups to take to, considerably slowing the passage of air through the wood. If this process has not been done, then the surface is unlikely to support cups for longer periods and therefore we cannot recommend this idea.

For matte, satin and shellac finishes it is possible to use self adhesive plastic sheets i.e. Sticky back Plastic or heavier flamenco golpeadors or scratch plates. These provide a good, scratch free and shiny adhesive surface for the sucker cups to hold. N.B. the downside if needing to remove either is having to clean off the glue residue. 'Sticky Stuff Remover' is very useful for this. 

Can the sucker cups become unseated in the attachment head?

Unseated Sucker CupsProblem: In our very early days two customers using the Mundo Strap mentioned their sucker cups at times became unseated in their attachment heads. This problem caused us some serious head scratching for some time, we’ve never experienced the problem at all ourselves and were at pains to find a reason. I noticed a young pupil of mine removing his guitar, and it made me think. He removed it by releasing the sucker cups, this I'd not intended or foreseen in the design. I designed the triangular sucker cup array so that the cups would be easy to change, but at the same time impossible to move when in use on the instrument. With the guitar attached, when two of the cups are released, the full weight of the guitar bears on the last cup. If it has the upper position in the array, it can be pulled out of its seat. Our thanks to Mark Ingram for bringing this to our attention. Mark has an animated performing style with hefty guitars, so we’re really pleased to cure this problem. Solution: The solution is unbelievably simple and we believe stylish, heaven only knows why we didn’t think of this before, doh! Simply plug the holes in the sucker attachment head, (see below). This makes it impossible for the sucker cups to move under any circumstances.