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John Pearse Acoustic Armrest Ebony 

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Gives your arm a more comfortable contour and also helps to protect the top of the guitar from perspiration. Most importantly, it allows you to play ...Read More

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Lifts your arm clear off the top of the guitar, giving you all the sound your guitar has to give.

Gives your arm a more comfortable contour and also helps to protect the top of the guitar from perspiration. Most importantly, it allows you to play normally while it lifts your arm clear off the top of the guitar, giving you all the sound your guitar has to give.

The outer edge of the John Pearse Armrest is a compound curve so that it can conform to a wide variety of body shapes. It is attached to the surface by means of a double-sided adhesive strip, developed to hold it securely without harming the delicate lacquer of the soundboard. If you have a guitar that has a high value as a "collectable", you may want to reflect on the addition of an Armrest because it is not considered "Original Equipment."

The John Pearse Armrest is designed as a permanent addition to the guitar - as is a pick guard or a bridge.


Give your strumming arm a rest. Order today.

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John PearseAcoustic Armrest
 
4.0

(based on 12 reviews)

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  • 5 Stars

     

    (6)

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    (3)

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80%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Functional (4)
  • Good quality (4)
  • Easy to use (3)
  • Improves sound (3)

Cons

    Best Uses

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        • Experienced (4)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Very Comfortable

      I would and did recommend this product to my friends. It looks nice on the guitar and performs well. There are two things I would caution you on. The first is to be...Read complete review

      I would and did recommend this product to my friends. It looks nice on the guitar and performs well. There are two things I would caution you on. The first is to be careful where you put it. The armrest is designed to be a permanent fixture on your guitar. If you're not sure about that then this product might not be for you. The second is to take the time to measure out where you want it. JP has a website and you can download and print out the size you want and place the paper version on your guitar first to get a feel of where you want it to go. I used a water soluble marker to mark where I wanted mine then stuck it in place. The cut out might even help you decide if you like the look of it before you order. Hope it helps and keep pickin'
      It's amazing that something so simple in design can have such an impact on the sound and comfort of your instrument while playing
      I chose Rosewood to match my guitar. The tape on the back which is what you use to adhear it to the guitar was hangin over the ends a little. A sharp razor blade and 5 minutes fixed it right up. Aside from that the wood has a nice finish and it looks great.
      It does what it says which allows you to play more comfortably and increase the volume.
      They claim 15-20% more volume to be exact but I don't know if I bleieve that. I really bought it for the comfort aspect which it is very comfortable. The increased volume was a bonus.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      It did not work for me

      After buying the armrest and examining it, I thought about how it might affect the resale value and salability of the guitar if I ever decided to sell it. How many people would want...Read complete review

      After buying the armrest and examining it, I thought about how it might affect the resale value and salability of the guitar if I ever decided to sell it. How many people would want an armrest? It turned out to be a moot point. The armrest would fit the curvature of the guitar in only one position. When I rested my arm on the guitar, it (my arm) went behind that position rather than on it. Of course this was a function of the length of my arm and how I hold the guitar, and not necessarily a fault of the product. Hence the average rather than a lower rating. Your mileage may vary. I did not install the armrest. As it turned out, it would have done me no good if I had. And it might have done harm. I'm glad I took the measurements before installation, and before permanently and needlessly altering my guitar. Make one slip and it could be a disaster.
      I purchased the rosewood armrest to go with the rosewood sides and back of my guitar. The armrest came with adhesive applied. It was contact cement, so all that would have been needed was removing the paper covering from the adhesive, positioning, and pressing in place. The instructions were well written and easy to understand, and one of those instructions pointed out the importance of careful positioning, because once applied, the adhesive is permanent.
      The wood was of good quality and well finished, although smaller than I expected.
      I thought the armrest was a bit pricey, but probably worth the cost if it would protect the guitar from the oils of my skin and improve the tone of the guitar as advertised.

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      5.0

      easiest way to get more volume

      By guitarnut

      from winner, sd

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      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Functional
      • Good Quality
      • Improves Sound

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Backup
        • Concerts
        • Practicing

        Comments about John Pearse Acoustic Armrest:

        I've installed these on 4 different guitars from cheap to expensive and the increase in volume is just as noticable on one as the other. Looks good too.

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        5.0

        EVERBODY should put one on their guitar

        By RMW

        from Tucson, AZ

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        Pros

        • Easy To Use
        • Functional
        • Good Quality
        • No More Sweat On Guitar

        Cons

        • No Cons To Speak Of

        Best Uses

        • Any Time You Play

        Comments about John Pearse Acoustic Armrest:

        I have one of thease on my other guitar as well. It keeps me from sweating on the finish of the guitar. I HIGHLY recommend these to EVERYONE...PERIOD!!!

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        5.0

        Nice addition

        By Dogcreek

        from Spokane

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        Pros

        • Functional
        • Good Quality
        • Improves Sound

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about John Pearse Acoustic Armrest:

            Does exactly what it says it does.. Also makes the dreadnought more comfortable in the fold of the arm. Looks nice too, Top craftsmanship.

            Great addition, Jeff

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Taylor 110

            By uncsteve

            from Rapid City S.D.

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            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Functional
            • Good Quality
            • Improves Sound
            • Work's Great

            Cons

            • Absolutely None

            Best Uses

            • Backup
            • Concerts
            • Practicing
            • Totally Comfortable

            Comments about John Pearse Acoustic Armrest:

            I was getting a polished spot where my arm rested on my satin finish Taylor 110. This not only eliminates that problem, it just blew me away how it opened up the sound. Much more bass and just all around a way more balanced sound. I got the standard ebony R.H, and it fit real close to perfect. Take your time, and follow directions. I don't even know it's there while playing,just way more comfort, way better sound,does everything it say's it will and more!!!

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

             
            2.0

            Incomplete Description

            By Leftie

            from Los Angeles, CA

            Comments about John Pearse Acoustic Armrest:

            This is a RIGHT handed rest only. There is no LEFT handed rest. The description does not describe that it is right hand specific. I lost money in shipping costs to and from, only to find out the rest does not work.

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Very Comfortable

            Comments about John Pearse Acoustic Armrest:

            I would and did recommend this product to my friends. It looks nice on the guitar and performs well. There are two things I would caution you on. The first is to be careful where you put it. The armrest is designed to be a permanent fixture on your guitar. If you're not sure about that then this product might not be for you. The second is to take the time to measure out where you want it. JP has a website and you can download and print out the size you want and place the paper version on your guitar first to get a feel of where you want it to go. I used a water soluble marker to mark where I wanted mine then stuck it in place. The cut out might even help you decide if you like the look of it before you order. Hope it helps and keep pickin'
            It's amazing that something so simple in design can have such an impact on the sound and comfort of your instrument while playing
            I chose Rosewood to match my guitar. The tape on the back which is what you use to adhear it to the guitar was hangin over the ends a little. A sharp razor blade and 5 minutes fixed it right up. Aside from that the wood has a nice finish and it looks great.
            It does what it says which allows you to play more comfortably and increase the volume.
            They claim 15-20% more volume to be exact but I don't know if I bleieve that. I really bought it for the comfort aspect which it is very comfortable. The increased volume was a bonus.

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            3.0

            It did not work for me

            By Wayne Mishler

            from Arkansas

            Comments about John Pearse Acoustic Armrest:

            After buying the armrest and examining it, I thought about how it might affect the resale value and salability of the guitar if I ever decided to sell it. How many people would want an armrest? It turned out to be a moot point. The armrest would fit the curvature of the guitar in only one position. When I rested my arm on the guitar, it (my arm) went behind that position rather than on it. Of course this was a function of the length of my arm and how I hold the guitar, and not necessarily a fault of the product. Hence the average rather than a lower rating. Your mileage may vary. I did not install the armrest. As it turned out, it would have done me no good if I had. And it might have done harm. I'm glad I took the measurements before installation, and before permanently and needlessly altering my guitar. Make one slip and it could be a disaster.
            I purchased the rosewood armrest to go with the rosewood sides and back of my guitar. The armrest came with adhesive applied. It was contact cement, so all that would have been needed was removing the paper covering from the adhesive, positioning, and pressing in place. The instructions were well written and easy to understand, and one of those instructions pointed out the importance of careful positioning, because once applied, the adhesive is permanent.
            The wood was of good quality and well finished, although smaller than I expected.
            I thought the armrest was a bit pricey, but probably worth the cost if it would protect the guitar from the oils of my skin and improve the tone of the guitar as advertised.

            Comment on this review

            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Guitar Arm Rest

            By Garth Price

            from Kansas City MO

            Comments about John Pearse Acoustic Armrest:

            Love it, never have seen any others like it. Was on back order for a month, so apparently not a popular item (need to get the word out)
            Really makes a difference getting your arm off the guitar. The slight raise in your arm position also gives a better angle of attack and is very comfortable.
            wood vs. plastic no contest
            Considering it will last the life of the guitar it's placed on, it's well worth the money invested.

            Comment on this review

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Care and Satifaction

            Comments about John Pearse Acoustic Armrest:

            dose just what it is supposed to, could use a cheeper materal and still do the same thing.
            Has no moving parts an adhesive stripe once placed on a guitar will remain on the guitar forever. like the mirror on a car windsheild. a ledge created by design lifts your forearm from the top of your guitar creating more movement in that area of the guitar. on my classical it fit nicely not perfect and I could hear a real difference in volume and tone from this cheep guitar.
            Rose wood a nice match to the guitar board.
            Just increased my cheepo guitar by quarter of it value;-}.wish they still made the plastic version.

            Comment on this review

            (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

             
            4.0

            Be Careful!!!

            By DWdrummer67

            from Detroit, MI

            Comments about John Pearse Acoustic Armrest:

            I put on eof these on my really expensive guitar, but neglected to pay attention to my arm placement on the body. I was so absorbed in trying to make in fit the outer contour of my guitar (as the instructions state to do) that I inadvertently placed it a little futher forward than I would want. I now have a very expensive example of example of what not to do.This product is made of really nice material, but the contour is matched to something other that your standard dreadnaught body. Just look at the picture on this site... the thing overhangs at the end. If you don't want that, you'll have the same issue as I had. Be careful!!!

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