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Cradle Cube String Instrument Neck Support – $19.99
PROS: neat design, works as advertised, rubber is safe for all finishes.
So many neat and simple ideas fall under the “why didn’t I think of that?” category. Music Nomad’s Cradle Cube is a great example of this – and perfect for that guitar tech on your shopping list.
It’s about the size of a pint glass, with an angular design. Each side could be used to support an instrument’s neck during any repair or re-stringing work, giving five varying heights and angles. The blue rubber material is soft, and is safe for all finishes (so you Gibson owners don’t need to worry about weird chemical reactions with nitro).
It’s a proper tool, for a doing a job properly. And we think just about every serious player and guitar tech should own one. Keeping the neck supported in a stable manner, regardless of instrument, is vitally important to your instrument’s safety. For a repair shop, it’s a no brainer. Heck, with a street price of about $20, it’s worth it even for a hobbyist. It’ll make string changes or any repairs a lot easier.
A bonus on the design – flip it upside down, and it can store tools, such as screwdrivers, wire clippers, etc. Overall a great idea, one that’s simple and works as advertised.