Best Guitar Stools in 2020

Neewer Extra Sturdy Guitar Foot Rest Made of Solid Iron, Provides Six Easily Adjusted Height Positions, Excellent Stability with Rubber End Caps and Non-slip Rubber Pad Review:

If you play something other than classical, it might not occur to you that you need this. But the next time you sit down to play, look at your right foot (if you're right-handed). Is it pointing down, instead of lying flat on the floor? Are you supporting the weight of your guitar body with the toe of your right foot instead of the whole foot? If so, the world won't come crashing down; I played like that for years and never thought about it. Still, wouldn't it be more comfortable to rest your foot on something? (And when something's convenient, maybe a stool or another piece of furniture, you probably do already.) This is my first foot rest, and probably my last, because it does exactly what I wanted. My only disappointment was the color. When I bought it, I thought the triangle in the middle of the big pad would be white. It's not. Now that I look at the photos again, I can see that this area is not actually white, just shiny.

Tetra-Teknica Essentials Series GFR-01 6-Position Height Adjustable Guitar Foot Rest, Color Black Review:

This stand is very stable with a nice wide footprint, easy to adjust and at $9.95 is cheaper than the identical version Neewer footstand on Amazon at $12.99. In the photo, the Tetra is on the left and the Neewer is on the right. Save yourself 3 bucks and go with the Tetra on Amazon. I bought the Neewer, the Tetra, and the Hercules FS100B ( I paid $25.61 for the Hercules - YIKES). Take my advise, get the Tetra. The Hercules has nothing worth the extra $15.00. I needed three stands bolted to a piece of plywood at different heights as I constantly move from a tiny Sopranino Uke to soprano, to concert, to tenor to baritone uke and spent too much time adjusting the same very old stand over and over until it broke. Now I just slide the plywood with the 3 stands attached back and forth for the proper height I need. Had I known, I should have just purchased 3 Tetras. It would have cost more than they were worth to return the Neewer and Hercules so I kept and used them.

Donner Guitar Foot Stool Height Adjustable Guitar Foot Rest Footstool Black For Classical Guitar Review:

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 This guitar footstool is perfect for people looking for that extra help holding their leg up to play the guitar. It's also super cheap for how good of quality it is. It can be adjusted to any height you want it, and compacted to store or travel with.

MOREYES Guitar Foot Rest Six Adjustable Height Positions with Rubber End Caps Anti Slip (Black) Review:

I'm 5'1" and am newish to playing guitar. I was using a cardboard box as a foot rest then was reminded by my guitar playing step father that these existed. I used his foot rest while visiting (and playing his vintage Fender Strat), and decided to get one that day.
There are several of these foot rests on Amazon ranging in price from $8 to $15, and they all seem to be exactly the same. I got the cheapest one and it's perfect. Seems sturdy, goes up to 8" on the heel end and close to 12" at the top. Came packaged well and in two days with Prime shipping. Hooray!

On-Stage DT7500 Guitarist Stool with Footrest Review:

I love this neat little stool/guitar holder. It’s a cute way to display my guitar and keep it nearby and it’s also very functional. One improvement that would make it even better would be if the footrest was adjustable. I’m 5’3 and would be more comfortable with a higher rest. Maybe a couple of sets of holes and some wingnuts will do the trick. I might modify this myself.

Hercules FS100B Large Guitar Foot Rest Plate for Comfortable and Solid Support Review:

This is a very sturdy, well-built classical guitar footrest with an extra wide, non skid surface area. While the footrest is adjustable for height, it is always set at an angle, meaning your foot will rest on it either toes higher than heel (sloping towards you), or should you turn it around, heel higher than toes (sloping away from you). There is no position in which you can rest your foot in a horizontal position (i.e., parallel to the floor). As this is the position I have used for over 40 years, I was a bit disappointed. My old footrest had a metal flange which one could engage to get an angle, or disengage to have it flat. No such feature here. But as most footrests these days are angle only, and most are much flimsier than the Hercules, there was hardly any point to returning this. I simply cut a piece of 2x4 in my workshop, chiseled out notches in which the footrest's feet would nestle and secure, then put rubber feet on the bottom of the block of wood. I put this under the rear two feet of the footrest so now, in the elevation that is comfortable for me, the footrest is perfectly flat, and with any weight at all on it, the footrest and elevating block are as one piece. So, I knock off a star since I had to do this and now must carry an extra piece of wood in my gig bag. But if you are a player who likes an angled footrest, then consider this a five star review.

Neewer® 2 Pack Guitar Foot Rest, Made of Solid Iron, Provides Six Easily Adjusted Height Positions, Excellent Stability with Rubber End Caps and Non-slip Rubber Pad Review:

I ordered these after seeing my nephews at his house. I did not order these to use for an instrument though. I ordered them so that I could have a compact, portable squatty potty when I traveled. This was the business!!!! They sell wooden ones but they were like $99 bucks. These were $16 for both!!! #winning The only thing that I didnt like too much is they are at a slant so you have to place them higher than you want or turn them around. They are also very heavy. They did however fit nicely in my carry on luggage and in my purse. They are AMAZING!!! Wish they were not slanted and lighter but this company isn't selling them to use as a squatty potty. Once you use one then you really need one all the time and you cant walk around with a big plastic thing. This item enables you to be discrete! #portablesquattypotty # squattypottyonthego #cleaverintervention

TENOR TPGS+ Professional Ergonomic Guitar Rest, Guitar Lifter, Guitar Foot Stool, Footstool Strap, Professional Posa Guitar Support for Classical, Flamenco, Acoustic or Arch Top Guitar Players Review:

I’ve tried a lot of guitar supports and most were too cumbersome to carry or awkward to attach. But I was hopeful the right one would come along someday. I was skeptical about the TENOR TPGS+—seemed too good to be true—but I pressed the Amazon buy button and gave it an audition.

First, the Tenor is tiny: when folded, it’s the size of a modest smartphone and fits in the back pocket of my jeans and, of course, in guitar case accessory pockets. The supporting structure is beefy: two pieces of hinged metal, nicely finished in satin black. Leg contact is via a thick strip of Velcro, adjustable for length and slack.

The tenor ships partially assembled. It took me a couple minutes to muscle the suction cups into place. They’re very tight and not likely to pop out. I’m seen replacement cups and Velcro for sale so you can refurbish the Tenor when worn.

The Tenor is designed for durable glossy finishes like polyurethane or polyester. Indeed, it stuck to my Hirade (Takamine) classicals like crazy glue. On the other hand, it doesn’t work on satin finishes—slips off quickly—and is not recommended for delicate finishes like French polish. Also, due to the side by side arrangement of suction cups, the Tenor does not fit on narrow instruments like the Cordoba GK flamenco series (thin body), ukuleles or most electric guitars.

Mounting the Tenor near the waist of the guitar results in less lift while placement towards the lower bout results in more lift and a steeper angle. To remove, lift the little tab on the suction cups. Once you memorize the placement sweet spot, it only takes about 10 seconds to install. Once mounted, the suction cups and little rubber feet prevent wood to metal contact. It’s possible to ding your guitar if you’re a real butter-finger and the Tenor slips out of your hand. But, used with care, it is perfectly safe.

Using the Tenor
I’ve been using the Tenor a few weeks and it never inadvertently detached, surviving long ensemble rehearsals, gigs and practice sessions. As far as comfort, the angle and lift has never been more perfect or comfortable for my playing style.

However, the velcro strip tends to bite into my left leg with heavier guitars—Hirade TH90—so a folded towel on the leg is helpful. A Dynarelle cushion is more comfortable on the leg, but not nearly as adjustable or comfortable in terms of actual playing position. Compared to A-Frame support, the Tenor is roughly equivalent in terms of comfort and adjustability but less fussy to install, stow and carry.

Audio Recording
Finally, the Tenor is quiet compared to a metal footstool or Dynarelle cushion. Nevertheless, if you move around, it does emit some soft rub sounds (the Velcro). On the other hand, my Dynarelle cushion has ruined many audio tracks with squeak and rub sounds from even the smallest movements or pressure. So, with care, you can track while using the Tenor.

Final Blurb
The TENOR TPGS+ was a very pleasant surprise: comfortable, flexible in positioning, an easy carry, quiet and reasonably priced. I plan to buy a couple more so I don’t have to remember to swap it in and out of different guitar cases.