Comfortable. Classic. A beautifully articulated expression of comfort specifically designed to benefit the physical health of musicians. Born of collaboration with guitarists and decades of ergonomic study. Customized to your dimensions.
From Brian Boggs, Creator of the Sonus: “Most of us think of playing music as a wonderful expression of soul. It is that, but for accomplished musicians it is also physically demanding. Musicians suffer from myriad physical difficulties as they position their bodies around their instruments. This chair is designed specifically to support them comfortably for hours of practice or performance. The Sonus chair promotes better posture, circulation and expression of movement.”
How can a wooden chair be so comfortable? The solid wood form of the Sonus is sculpted to accommodate the human body perfectly. We did this by shaping the back to conform to your lumbar, support your rib cage, and stay clear of the shoulder blades (as well as any guitar being played from any angle). The seat shape supports the thighs and posterior as uniformly as possible while providing good circulation for the legs. Thick leather feet on the bottoms of the legs protect your floor and help cushion the seat. Our all-wood chair outperforms any padded chair and allows for the following benefits:
- Far more durable as there is nothing to wear out (The Sonus is guaranteed for life)
- Stays cool during hours of playing
- Is absolutely silent in case you want to record your playing
Price is dependent on wood selection and level of customization. Contact us for a quote; we are happy to help.
Shipping: We currently charge a flat rate of $225 for shipping and handling to any location in the United States. Local clients and anyone passing through the Asheville area are welcome to pick up their chair at our shop, but NC state sales tax will apply. International shipping may vary, and clients are responsible for duties and taxes. (For Canadian clients, click here for a taxes estimator).
A Chair Made Just for You
We customize the height of every Sonus to the specific dimensions of its owner.
When you place an order, we will work with you to determine the ideal fit, then custom build a chair that is perfect for your body.
CLICK HERE to download the measurement guide we use for that process.
Mahogany: Warm, straight-grained and reddish-brown, mahogany has long been prized for its beauty, durability and color. Ours is sustainably harvested by a trio of sawyers’ cooperatives in Honduras, and some of the same timber has gone on to become high-end guitars. This wood looks particularly great in our carved seats and backs (shown below), but is also available smooth.
Plain Maple: Calling this lovely wood plain doesn’t do it justice, but it does distinguish it from the curly and ambrosia maple we also build with. Maple ranges in color from nearly white, to an off-white cream, sometimes with a reddish or golden hue. Combined with its typically straight grain, the overall look is soft and subtle.
Curly Maple: Also known as flame maple or tiger stripe, curly maple is prized for the elegant lines that play across its surface. These stripes shimmer under changing light or as you move around the chair, an optical effect that gives a sense of depth and is known as chatoyance (from the French for “cat’s eye”).
Ambrosia Maple: The bold, multicolored swirls that make this material so remarkable are actually the result of a beetle that bores into the tree, then cultivates a fungus that stains the wood. As a result, every piece of ambrosia maple is unique. We typically recommend pairing this wood with walnut legs because they can stand up to the dark patterns and make quite a show piece.
Leg Wood and Seat Texture: When you order a Sonus, you’ll also select a wood pairing for your chair’s legs, plus a seat texture (either smooth or carved).
In the first of these videos, Brian discusses the features of the Sonus, which is then reviewed by Paul Heumiller from Dream Guitars; the second video shows off how we construct the pinwheel joint that brings together the seat and back of the Sonus. Click here to see photos of us shaping a beautiful Sonus seat in Ambrosia Maple.
It pleases us greatly to announce that the Sonus is available at Rudy’s Music in Soho. If you’re in New York, please drop by to experience the Sonus firsthand – and order one while you’re there!
Please call us today at (828) 398-9701 or contact us at email@example.com or using the form below. We can help you make your decision, navigate the measurement process, and get your chair into production. We require a 50% down payment to start work and 3-5 months of production time, since each piece is built to order. We are proud to offer you the Sonus as the finest, most luxurious seating available for musicians.
-Gar Ragland, Director and Co-Founder of Newsong Music