Mundo Guitar Strap FAQ

The Mundo Guitar Strap is advanced and ergonomic; it holds 13kg/28lbs, combats neck ache, has no strap buttons, features theTurbo ZZ Top spin, can be worn invisible & has instant guitar attached height adjustment!

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. Static Vinyl, Sticky back Plastic or heavier flamenco golpeadors. 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 and does a good job. 

Can the sucker cups become unseated in the attachment head?

Unseated Sucker Cups Problem: 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. Simply plug the holes in the sucker attachment head. This makes it impossible for the sucker cups to move under any circumstances.

My guitar is very heavy, will the Mundo Support & Mundo Strap work with it?

Yes is the answer. We tested the Mundo Support and Strap extensively with a very hefty Gibson Les Paul. Each sucker cup will take the weight of one Les Paul guitar so no problems there. 

I have severe neck and shoulder pains. Do you have any tips to get the most comfortable and best weight distribution with the Mundo Strap?

This top comfort set up was sent in by Michael Young using his new Mundo Strap on a flamenco guitar. I’ve recreated it on a Les Paul guitar, see below. With the aluminium sucker attachment head on the forward lower bout, the straps ride even wider on the shoulder blades and further away from the neck muscles. With the Mundo Strap’s unique even weight distribution, this is incredibly comfortable and highly recommended. Combining this configuration and the waist belt tucking method, as seen in the sketch, this is ultimately the most comfortable way to strap a guitar. Excellent! Thanks Michael.
NB. If you’re going to stick with this method, then it’s a good idea to remove the buckles; turn the strap over and refit. This means you’ll avoid a twist in the strap when it’s on. It may seem a little fussy for sure, but if you can spread the weight of your guitar even further, it’s definitely worth it, the comfort is amazing.