Ergonomic 000 Wedge Contour
This is the ellis Ergonomic 000 Wedge Contour. This guitar features the “Wedge”© which introduces a new level of comfort and playability without compromising the high level of sound expected from an ellis guitars.
What is the Wedge © ?
The concept relies upon ergonomically re-shaping the instruments to better fit the human body. Many musicians have endured pinched nerves, aching necks, sore arms and shoulders over the years. The “Wedge”© significantly reduces strain and tension for both the professional guitarist and the closet wannabe.
Andrew Ellis has received permission from Linda Manzer (the original creator) to incorporate The ”Wedge” © into his designs. If you would like to avoid pain playing guitar you should consider an ellis guitar incorporating the “Wedge”©.
What are some of the benefits of the “Wedge” © ?
This ergonomic design tilts the fingerboard upward. You don’t have to lean forward to see what you are doing. This reduces strain on your neck, shoulders and upper and lower back.
The wedge also allows you to keep your strumming arm closer into your body, which also reduces strain and discomfort.
Overall, the wedge contour allows you to sit more upright when playing, improving posture and reducing hunching and back pain.
Do you want to avoid pain when playing guitar?
“I wanted to know how to play guitar without pain after a minor car accident. The first thing I did was to go and see physiotherapists and chiropractors. This solved my problem as long as I did not go and play my guitars. I was limited to playing for 30-45 minutes before needing to stop because of pain. So I wanted to find out the best way to stop the pain. This led me to discover the benefits of making a guitar using the Linda Manzer “Wedge” © design”. Andrew Ellis , head luthier, Ellis Guitars
How to avoid pain playing guitar