The ErgoPlay Tappert Guitar Support is my current favorite guitar support. Not long ago I was asked if there was a difference between the left-handed and right-handed support. There is a difference so I put together this short video to show people how the support is different and also tips on how to adjust this classical guitar support.
There are also left-handed Ergoplay Guitar Supports for the Troster model. The ErgoPlay Troster Guitar Support is built for taller guitarists. I’ve posted an article and video comparing the Tappert and Troster Guitar Supports. It’s here: Difference Between ErgoPlay Tappert and Troster Guitar Supports
In addition to these sizes, there is a new ErgoPlay Guitar Support for Kids. It looks like a scaled down Tappert Guitar Support. I’ve posted an article and video about the Kids size here – ErgoPlay Guitar Support for Kids.
These supports do help you play the guitar with much better posture. We now carry all of the various sizes and they are available in our Store and also on a special page.
If you are new to playing the guitar and are ‘left-handed’, I’ve always recommended that left-handed people try to learn the same as a right-handed player. Both hands need to learn new skills and if you start from the beginning you’ll be able to play anyone’s guitar.
A left-handed guitar is restrung and played with the neck facing the opposite direction. In college, a dear friend of mine was left-handed for everything except playing the guitar. He’s currently a University guitar instructor and performer and a very fine player. Meeting him opened my eyes to the fact that it’s very possible for left-handed folks to learn the same as a right-handed person.
In the beginning everything will probably feel quite awkward, but as you practice it gets easier and easier. Why not learn with a right-handed guitar so you can easily play anyone’s instrument.