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.
Fender Guitars: Most Fender guitars have a neck plate and also a plastic cover panel on the back of their guitars. The attachment head can just be fitted in between the two. This limits positioning of the Mundo Guitar Support although removing the plastic cover plate can allow a little more room to manoever on some models.
Some customers have asked us to make longer legs for their Mundo Guitar Supports to achieve the required playing position. We're more than happy to do this although it will delay despatch by a couple of days.
My guitar is very heavy, will the Mundo Support & Mundo Strap work with it?
Using the Mundo Support with heavy guitars on the right leg: Positioning the guitar on the right leg is a great position when you’ve mastered it, watch the Mundo Strap video carefully. Heavier guitars exert a greater twisting force on the attachment head. To avoid any detachment use your ’bout tether’ to give extra support to counteract this force. See picture for positioning: