#1
Hello there. Like I've said in the title, I've got huge problems while standing up playing the guitar. It keeps tilting down to a like 90 degree position. So I either have to hold it with my left hand from going down, or push the body part down with my right arm. Both screw up my playing, it's very uncomfortable and awkward.

This is how the guitar looks like

Now I've done some research and I've heard that moving the strap buttons around would give me a better result. I'd try moving the top one to the back of the guitar, like this

Now I'm interested, are there any of you that had the same problems as me? How did you solve it? And for those who didn't, how do you think I could solve it? Because I'm on the verge of selling it if I won't be able to fix this.

Thanks for any helpful answers.
#2
mine already has the strap button on the neck plate. so i've never tried it the other way. but mine feels reasonably well-balanced (I think- I've never paid that much attention to it ).

If you're not using one already, a leather strap might help? they sometimes grip your clothes a bit better.
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#3
That's the inherent problem with extremely shaped guitars; they look cool, but a major shortcoming such as awful balance hardly make them worth playing. This is the reason I no longer play a Jackson Kelly or a Rhoads.
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That's the inherent problem with extremely shaped guitars; they look cool, but a major shortcoming such as awful balance hardly make them worth playing.


+1. I have a bass with this problem. That bass is the answer to the question “Why are guitar players so conservative? Why do they only want bodies designed before 1955?”.
#5
keith richards' body (or at least his face) looks like it was designed before the fall of the roman empire...

he'll probably outlive me
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I'll have to put the Classic T models on my to-try list. Shame the finish options there are Anachronism Gold, Nuclear Waste and Aged Clown, because in principle the plaintop is right up my alley.

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#6
I have an ESP explorer (pre lawsuit) that is really top heavy. I've often wondered how Hetfield worked that out as he doesn't appear to have any problems with his guitar balance on stage. I see the guys using the V's too without any issue. There must be a trick I'm missing.
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There must be a trick I'm missing.


Counterweighted straps work for some people. I try avoid them since I usually play heavy instruments.
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Counterweighted straps work for some people. I try avoid them since I usually play heavy instruments.


i have heard of this before. but moving the strap button is what fixes it best.
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