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Performaxe lets you hold any electric guitar in a position of your choice, that is comfortable both for your hands and your body. You can move your guitar up, and also to the left or to the right, and it will remain there, without further efforts.

Performaxe lets you choose how you want your guitar to rest on your legs.
Performaxe lets you choose how you want your guitar to rest on your legs.

Performaxe reduces fatigue when you practice sitting down, it lets you stop hunching over, bearing straps or footstools, or tensing your legs and feet for hours on end.

It is built with comfort in mind so it firmly clamps to your guitar and you won't feel like you're "playing with something attached", but it will be as if your guitar changed its shape into a more comfortable one.

Improve your posture and the playability of the instrument with Performaxe, and focus for longer on your music.

STANDARD VERSION (NYLON-FIBERGLASS) 

  • Lighter weight
  • Extremely tough nylon-fiberglass alloy construction 
  • Thick rubber layer to protect the guitar from touching the nylon parts.
  • Accomodates guitars ranging from 2.5cm to 6cm (~1 to ~2.4 inches)
  • 100% designed and made in Italy
Nylon Performaxe - Carbon Black & Dark Cherry Red
Nylon Performaxe - Carbon Black & Dark Cherry Red

BOUTIQUE VERSION (ALLUMINIUM) 

  • Full anodized aluminium construction (natural aluminumn color and black) 
  • Thick rubber layer to protect the guitar from touching the metal parts 
  • Accomodates guitars ranging from 2.5cm to 6cm (~1 to ~2.4 inches) 
  • 100% designed and individually handmade in Italy  
Boutique Performaxe - Anodized alluminim, natural color and black
Boutique Performaxe - Anodized alluminim, natural color and black

STRETCH GOAL COLORS: 

If more than 1000pcs are sold you'll be able to choose one of these other colors for your Performaxe (Standard version only). 
You'll be prompted at the end of the campaign to tell us your color of choice. 

Cream White & Cherry Red  -  Cream White & Carbon Black  -  Full Black
Cream White & Cherry Red - Cream White & Carbon Black - Full Black

FIND YOUR PERFECT POSTURE

You can position Performaxe in different ways beneath your guitar: you choose how the guitar rests on your left or right leg, its height, and its lateral position.

 "No pain, no gain" they say. 

With Performaxe you can finally say: No pain, more gain. Stop wasting your energy bearing discomfort, and channel it into your music.

PERFORMAXE IS LOVED BY PROFESSIONALS

Performaxe has been praised for its effectiveness by guitarist of all skill levels, from bedroom players to international guitar heroes.

DESIGNED LIKE A WORK OF ART

The patent design of Performaxe has been perfected in over one year of prototyping and beta testing, it is effective and extremely easy to use, and it’s a valuable practice companion worth being seen on the most beautiful guitars.

THE PROBLEM WITH GUITAR BODY SHAPES

Every aspect of electric guitars has evolved since they appeared, so why do most of them stick with body shapes that are 50+ years old, even if they lack ergonomics? 

Simply enough, because they look so cool, most guitarists prefer the original designs from the 60’s and 70’s and their close derivations. Attempts at new shapes from various manufacturers usually sell far less compared to the classic shapes, so obviously they keep making what sells.

The problem with sticking with those shapes is that they force us to maintain tiresome postures for hours.Who knows how many things we never learn, play or record because we tire too soon...

MY SOLUTION: PERFORMAXE

Performaxe lets you practice in a comfortable position on your favourite guitars. It improves your posture and freatboard access both if you play on the right or the left leg. 

Reach all the frets with relaxed wrists, keep your back straight while you sit, and if you play standing, just remove it in one second to go back to your beautiful instrument, no modifications to the guitar are required.

OVERCOME GUITAR LIMITATIONS

Performaxe is not another knick-knack invented by a casual player like we have all seen plenty lately. I spent my life playing guitar and pursuing tecnique excellence, and Performaxe helped me a lot along the way, relieving my back during the long practice sessions.

As a good pair of shoes are essential to run at your best, but won't run by themselves, Performaxe is not meant to "make guitar easy for everybody" but to let you do your best removing unnecessary limitations.

EMBRACE INNOVATION -
THE SOUL OF ELECTRIC GUITAR

The guitar heroes who made history had no respect for the status quo. They broke every iron-clad rule of harmony, they modified their instruments to fit their needs. They wouldn’t accept limiting boundaries and, they pushed the evolution of electric guitar, one new feature at a time.

With this spirit in mind, Performaxe lets you take full control of how your instrument rests on your leg, positively affecting your posture and comfort. A new step in improving the guitar for the modern and demanding musician.

Performaxe will improve your posture, let you focus for longer and defeat discomfort in seconds, with what I like to call the “3 steps to the ClimAXE” procedure:

 ▶ Match the width of your guitar 

Performaxe can accommodate any guitar model ranging from 2.5 cm to 6.0 cm in thickness. It is also perfectly symmetrical so it works just as fine with left-handed guitars.

▶ Let Performaxe hold your guitar just where you like it 

You can use it in various different positions. Just lay it under your guitar and tighten the knob. Performaxe firmly connects to the guitar body, and within five seconds, it’ll be as though your guitar had changed it’s shape into a more comfortable one.

▶ Finally, easily reach all the frets while maintaining a comfortable posture

I’ve built 8 demo prototypes of Performaxe and let many guitarists try them on various occasions. 

Every time I was met with excitement and requests of purchase (which sadly I had to decline because Performaxe will only be produced if this kickstarter succeeds).

▶ Improved posture and comfort, without straps or footstool — You can play with your back straight and reach even the highest frets with relaxed wrists. 

▶ More pleasant and more effective practice —Your body won’t need a break every 15 minutes. You’ll focus for longer and practice more effectively.

▶ Better standing performances —Many guitarists even practice upright to avoid disorientation when playing live, but with PERFORMAXE you’ll feel the difference between sitting and standing positions far less.

▶ No more difficult guitars —Think of that guitar you rarely play because it’s not that comfortable. Maybe it’s a LesPaul-like but you are used to a Strat-like. You can have all your oddly-shaped guitars in the same position as your regular ones—yes, even a Flying V!

▶ Pretty and ready to last decades — Performaxe has an elegant-looking design, but it’s sturdy like a flight case. You could literally throw it from a third-floor balcony and it would still work fine. After all, I know it’s a tool you’ll rely on for years, I wouldn’t waste your time with some junk with suction cups.

▶ Ultra reliable and safe — No staggering, no annoying detachments, and no risk of scratching the guitar: it will only be in contact with a thick layer of high-performance and ultra-durable technical rubber. 

No modifications to the instruments are required, Performaxe doesn’t leave any mark when removed.

▶ Design: 

Performaxe is a tool for professional artists and so it values aestethics. I put more than 300 hours of work in the Performaxe patent design. I created 40 prototypes and countless design ideas, until I got to what the beta testers and I think is the most beautiful and functional solution. 

▶ Stability: 

Performaxe is a tool made to last a career, it becomes one with your guitar once you clamp it.

 This means it never wobbles or accidentally detaches, you can even lift your guitar with it. (I don’t really reccomended you to do so with your guitar, nor it is in any way useful, but it proves a point!) 

▶ Compatibility: 

Performaxe can accomodate the majority of electric guitars, it will fit on anything ranging from 2.5 cm to 6 cm. No need to replace all of your guitars with a modern ergonomic model, you can attach Performaxe in five seconds to any of yours.

I want to help driven guitarists like you, who like learning new things, spend their time practicing in the best way possible, because only if you enjoy what you do can you persevere.

And when you stop using up your energy by sitting badly, bearing the entire weight of the guitar with one shoulder, or keeping a leg raised all the time - practice is more enjoyable. 

You channel all your efforts towards your goals, and this gives you a competitive advantage.

My name is Giuseppe Motta, my friends call me Jay. 

I’ve been a guitarist most of my life, playing every day for the most of the time. I really wanted to practice more comfortably, and so I built a contraption that worked well enough for me. I used it happily for years and played for 6-8 hours a day, sometimes 12, without discomfort.

I was repeatedly asked where did I buy it, so eventually I started working on a commercial product: the main purpose was to significantly improve playability up to the 24th fret while also enhancing sitting posture and comfort, not just on mine but on every guitar. 

After more than 40 prototypes, the result is an very refined, nice looking Performaxe, a high quality, reliable tool that won’t let down the most demanding professional, and a worthy companion for the most beautiful guitars

I also paid attention to the immediacy of use, the compatibility with guitars, and obviously the first commandment of guitarists: the absolute safety of the instrument.

Well, bringing a product to market is no picnic. I've brought the product to the point where it’s nearly ready, but at this point very big investments are required.

To ship your Performaxe from Italy for a fair price, I need to invest in big batches of aluminum, plastic injection molds, mass production, mass distribution, and much more.

By backing this project you’ll help me cover part of the fixed costs, you'll help many guitarist by making Performaxe come to life. Obviously you'll finally get your hands on Performaxe, knowing that you made it happen.

Choose your pledge in the right column and back Performaxe now, you’ll stop discomfort from holding you back, and turn your axe in the perfect tool to show the relentless guitarist you can be.

Me performing an original song with Performaxe attached

Performaxe demo with Marco Sfogli 

Performaxe Demo with Fabio Sirna

Riesgos y desafíos

I've spent a lot of time organizing everything, I've actually delayed this campaign until I had everything precisely planned. I'm confident I have a working plan (and a plan B) for every step of production and distribution.

Obviously unexpected problems are always possible, but I'm sure I'll manage whatever happens and I give you my word I'll do my absolute best to deliver everybody the best Performaxe in the shortest amount of time possible.

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    • Only available during this campaign, will never be for sale again

    • Shipping to US, Canada and EU only 9€!

    Serial numbers from #1 to #100.
    Precisely Hand Crafted in Italy and Polished one by one, individually signed and numbered by me, with your name (or any other 2-3 words) engraved.

    - Word of choice for the engraving will be asked at the end of the campaign.

    - Priority shipping.

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    You’ll get it before anyone else, and brag for years to come: shipped right at the end of the campaign, there's only one in the world.

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