DIY GoPro Guitar Mount - Making your own GoPro guitar mount
I own a GoPro for a few weeks now and it’s a super fun camera to play with. The main reason I bought it was to shoot underwater footage for our Red Sea vacation trip. GoPro does an excellent job at shooting underwater video (and photo).
So last weekend I experimented using my GoPro on stage. GoPro sells it’s own mount to attach your GoPro to a guitar or various other objects. It’s called the Jaws: Flex Clamp and it sells for about $50.
Last week I had this idea to make my own guitar-mount because I didn’t want to spend $50 on something I would probably use only a few times. I wanted to see if I could make something similar with stuff lying around. So if you like to try this out yourself, here’s what I did.
What you need
- GoPro camera (of course)
- GoPro Housing
Vertical Quick Release Buckle (included w/ Silver + Black edition)
- GoPro Thumb Screw
- Gaffer Tape
- Guitar Capo (I used the Dunlop Trigger Capo)
- Align the release buckle on your capo. Make sure it faces the right direction and that it’s centered on the capo. The GoPro logo on the buckle should face the open side of the capo.
- Take a piece of gaffer tape and fasten the buckle to the capo. About 15cm of tape will do just fine. Make sure to attach it as tight as possible.
- Place your camera in the housing. (You cannot attach the camera without the housing)
- Attach the the GoPro to the mount using the thumbscrew.
- Adjust the angle so you get a good camera view of both the guitar and everything else.
Tip: download the free GoPro App. Use the live preview within the App to check the camera view.
- Happy recording!
Now you are able to shoot some awesome GoPro footage yourself. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask them. You can contact me on Twitter. Feel free to share this article with others!