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    I guess I missed the class on "guitar chairs." Now I wonder if there are "mandolin chairs."

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    I have a "pick n glide chair":
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    and I do my best to make music come out of my mandolin. So it's a mandolin chair.
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    I just want to know what `microphone height' is.

    It does look comfortable and I am guessing the crossbar on the front is a nice height for your feet ... in the end, if it results in a sale then maybe `guitar chair' is effective marketing.
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    Well. nobody bought a custom made chair with upholstery for $120.
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    Mandolin chair in the classifieds....

    https://www.mandolincafe.com/ads/179108#179108

    Ok, it's a stool but it's still pretty cool.

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    Now THAT's a mandolin chair!

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    Quote Originally Posted by HonketyHank View Post
    I have a "pick n glide chair":
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    and I do my best to make music come out of my mandolin. So it's a mandolin chair.
    Ha ha, I had a similar chair for rocking kids to sleep years ago. I sold it a couple years ago. Who knew, I should've saved it for mandolin!

    I bought these, for pickin'. They're still a little tall.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Charles E. View Post
    Mandolin chair in the classifieds....
    Looks more like an end table to me. A flat surface like that tends to be uncomfortable for sitting after ten minutes, even less. And the price on that makes the guitar chair a bargain in comparison.

    I assumed that what the term "guitar chair" signified was simply a chair with no armrests, thus accommodating the sitter to hold and play a guitar without that obstruction. Mandolinists can usually manage to play adequately, even comfortably, in such chairs. I've done so plenty of times. It meant having to sit up straight with my arms close in and the mandolin more vertical than customary, but still at around a 45 angle. So something like this - just a chair, really, nothing too special nor intrinsically guitar-oriented about it - may be being marketed toward that audience, with perhaps in the seller's mind a somewhat higher price tag. IMO, NBD - and NFI.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Charles E. View Post
    I like that, but I don't fully like the price. Though now that I think about it, there also isn't a bar to put your foot up on.

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    The guitar chair is a thing. I've seen them with classical players and other fingerstyle folks. That one is a decent price if the height works for you. (A lot of them are custom height for the player).

    And Hank's pick-n-glider is a nice thing, too. Was really tempted on one when I was just a guitarist. Couldn't get myself to pay the Elderly price, though. A friend has one and it's really comfortable.

    If that chair on Amazon were cheaper, might get it for my band mate. He needs a higher than normal chair because of serious back problems. That one would work.
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    I'm not sure what constitutes a mandolin chair but I bought an adjustable piano stool for practicing oud which works great and is much more comfortable for longer playing. Maybe with the smaller size of the mandolin this might be less of an issue, but I'm sure someone could design a chair/stool especially designed for playing any instrument.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric Platt View Post
    If that chair on Amazon were cheaper, might get it for my band mate. He needs a higher than normal chair because of serious back problems. That one would work.
    I can see that, although it's a bit heavy at just under 20 lbs. But I like how the height is adjustable. And furthermore, how that can be fine-tuned by the screw-tips, which would compensate for uneven floors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dusepo View Post
    I'm not sure what constitutes a mandolin chair ... but I'm sure someone could design a chair/stool especially designed for playing any instrument.
    I wouldn't be surprised if some people were posting ads for the same chair at different sites with different names aimed at the owners of corresponding instruments.
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    I bought a folding chair with a 2" padded seat and a curved back. It was way too tall for me so I started cutting the legs 1" at a time until I got it where it was the right height. Now it is comfortable for me. As Red Green says" any tool can be the right tool".
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    Is a stool a chair?

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    Are they acoustic or electric?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Denny Gies View Post
    Is a stool a chair?
    Semantics? I always thought a chair had a back and a stool doesn't.

    Edited to add, from Wikipedia:
    A stool is generally distinguished from chairs by their lack of arms and a back.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Denny Gies View Post
    Is a stool a chair?
    Yes. A chair, generally, is something a person can and will sit upon. In other words, something someone can put his or her sit-upon upon. There are many variations, and one without a back or arms is often called a stool. I'd post a sample, but I think it's unnecessary.
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    I've had a "Sound Seat" for years. Adjustable backrest, height, swing-out foot rest, swivels, on castors. It's also my desk chair! Hundreds of avid users over on the AGF. The inventor has passed on, but his family still runs the business.

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    Quote Originally Posted by M19 View Post
    I've had a "Sound Seat" for years. Adjustable backrest, height, swing-out foot rest, swivels, on castors. It's also my desk chair! Hundreds of avid users over on the AGF. The inventor has passed on, but his family still runs the business.

    https://www.soundseat.com/

    Highly recommended.
    Looks great, but a little pricey.
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    Ah, but you all missed the exquisite curved bars on the back of the chair. These have obviously been specially designed to improve the tone in the lower registers, and I imagine new versions will be brought out tuned to other instruments. Surely a market too for a matching wooden microphone stand made exactly to "microphone height"?
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    Exactly John, it’s the graduation of the seat thickness and tuning if the back splats which makes it “special”!��
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    I'm a bit late to the dance, but this one has always struck me as simple & functional. https://originalguitarchair.com/
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    Pricey? Yes. Kinda like a Collings compared to an Eastman. Worth the money, IMO.

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