Sit down and play guitar or Stand up and play guitar. When you stand up you most likely will need a guitar strap. Now what kind? That is all up to you !!! Fashion and does it go well with what you are wearing or use one just for the cool design? You can even use a string if you like. its all used to help you hang on to your guitar and have it adjusted so it hangs low or medium or tighten it up close.