SONUS GUITAR CHAIR
PASSION DESERVES INSPIRATION
Sonus Guitar Chair combines the benefits of a finely tuned bespoke chair with the aesthetic appeal of solid wood furniture.
Built to assist the player through the physical demands of practice and performance, the Sonus design is a direct compliment to the human body in a playing position. The carved seat and back promote an ergonomic, upright posture which both reinforces the lumbar curve of your lower back and sits below the shoulder blades.
With a height customized for you, Sonus chairs promote circulation by placing legs at a comfortable angle.
While built in a collaboration with guitarists, this chair will support any musician. The low round seat allows for full freedom of movement for your instrument, arms and elbows. Thick leather feet protect the floor and remain silent during recording. In addition, the ergonomic support grants your diaphragm the space necessary for full expression.
As with fine, handmade guitars, you get what you pay for. Not only is the Sonus incredibly comfortable, it itself is a work of art, handmade by a master craftsman who has invested countless hours in its design and development.
I’ve owned one for over a year now, and it’s taken my playing sessions to the next level…
Since music school 15 years ago, I’ve been plagued with back pain (muscle cramping and tension) that comes along with hours of practice. That ended with this chair. It’s an investment for sure, but if you value your comfort and practicing as seriously as you do your guitar collection, you need to try one out.
The Sonus chair is a fabulous aid for the serious guitarist. It's made a huge difference in my posture, my playing and my physical well-being. It's also a gorgeous piece of furniture.
Spent some time playing guitar yesterday with my new Sonus chair and I have to say, I have NEVER been more comfortable while playing! No more sore back, crossed legs and a yoga block under one foot for me! Not to mention what a beautiful piece of art that Brian has created especially for me!
My brother and sister in law are art lovers and appreciate fine contemporary furniture and they are in love with the style and materials of this gorgeous chair!
Love this chair! I have a church office and a home office; this is in my home office with my instruments and tons of books. The height and fit are wonderful. Indeed, no problems with the chair getting in the way of playing. This is a new family keepsake. I am thrilled and I thank you. Worth every dollar!
The Sonus Musician’s Chair was well worth the investment. I am able to play my guitars for hours with no discomfort. The problems I was having with tightness in my back and shoulder have disappeared. The chair has corrected my former unhealthy “slouching” guitar posture by helping me sit up straight. At the same it is also improving my playing technique. I would highly recommend the chair to any guitar player. It is also a beautiful work of art!
I’m really enjoying my chair. Not only is it gorgeous – a piece of wonderful sculpture in my music room – but it is so comfortable that I can forget about it while I’m playing or practicing. A fitting accompaniment to my guitars. Two of my guitars were made by the late Lance McCollum, who described his creations as “functional sculpture.” This clearly is an appropriate term for Brian’s work as well. Thanks again.
I wanted a chair to match the beauty of my new Laurie Williams Kauri guitar plus a chair that was comfortable to sit in. There was nothing that I could find in New Zealand but an online search revealed the Sonus Chair from North Carolina. Melanie and Brian have been great to work with. Brian’s pride in his work is very evident and the finished product which arrived a few months ago has certainly met my high expectations.
An extremely comfortable chair that aesthetically sits well at home – I love the craftsmanship. Thanks Brian and thanks to Melanie for the excellent communication along the journey.
“They are beautiful. The fit and finish and obvious craftsman ship is superb. The combination of the Ambrosia Maple and ebonized legs is stunning. These will truly become generational pieces.
I am also so impressed with the ergonomics that the chairs use. Besides being a musician I am also Feldenkrais Practitioner. In this work we look at movement more from a skeletal perspective, looking to find ways we can use ourselves with only the necessary muscles. This approach looks to relieve muscle fatigue and discomfort.
When I sit in my Sonus Chair, that was made to my measurements, the experience is extraordinary. Typically, when I play guitar sitting, I have learned to sit forward on chairs so that I can achieve a stable platform to play from, allowing my knees to be at 90* angles. However, in my Sonus Chair I sit fully on the seat with my back in contact with the chair back. I can sense my pelvis fully in contact with the seat, and my spine rests fully and comfortably on my pelvis. Allowing the muscles along the spine and rib cage to soften and allowing for expanded movement in my chest and shoulders. What a difference a chair makes.
So, thank you for your time and attention to details that make these chairs so special.”
Ambrosia Maple with Walnut Legs
Curly Maple with Ebonized Legs
Maple with Walnut Legs
Mahogany with Walnut Legs
Wood Species & Dimensions
The carved seat and back promote an ergonomic, upright posture which both reinforces the lumbar curve of your lower back and sits below the shoulder blades. Built to a custom height, Sonus Guitar Chair also promote circulation by placing legs at a comfortable angle. And the Sonus musician’s chair is not just for guitar players. Banjo, mandolin, and dulcimer players alike will also experience profound comfort.
Back & seat options
Leg support options
How strong is the Sonus chair?
In armless chairs, stress concentrates where the seat and back connect. Our answer to that challenge is the pinwheel joint. Each part is mortised and tenoned to allow as much interlocking fiber as possible between the stressed members. Tests in our shop have demonstrated this joint’s phenomenal strength. In addition, the rear frame of the Sonus joins the carved back and seat with long tapered dovetails precision-fitted to lock tight just as the parts land in their final position. These hidden marvels of unique joinery allow not only for a very clean appearance, but an extremely strong bond between the parts.
What is the difference between a textured seat and a smooth one?
How long will it take for me to receive my Sonus chair?
Currently, the delivery time is five to six months from placement of your order.