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How to stand or hang a guitar

Discussion in 'Effects Pedals, Strings and more' started by John Bartley, Sep 28, 2019.

  1. Hi all,

    I searched this website for suggestions, but didn't really get an answer to this.

    I am wondering, when a guitar doesn't have a case to carry or store it in, what is the best way to hang or stand it. I see guitar "stands" with a base to rest the body on and a saddle to rest the neck in. I also see hanging stands with a support base and a yoke to support the headstock while the rest of the guitar hangs from it.

    I can build either style. I have the skills, tools and materials. What I don't have is the knowledge as to what is the best way ....

    Maybe y'all could educate me a bit?

    cheers, thank you,

  2. laristotle

    laristotle Gold Member

    Aug 29, 2019

    But, if you insist on making it out of wood;

  3. Jimmy Fingers

    Jimmy Fingers Gold Member

    Aug 17, 2017
    St. Thomas Ontario
  4. JBFairthorne

    JBFairthorne Gold Member

    Oct 11, 2014
    Hawkestone, Ontario
    Buy a case. IMO, stands are only for repeated pick it up put it down sessions. There are too many ways it can get bumped or knocked over. Even a wall mounted hanger can fail or the guitar can be bumped. You can find decent used cases for just about any style of guitar for $60 or less without too much effort.
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  5. mrmatt1972


    Apr 3, 2008
    Espanola, On
    Just lean it in the corner! I like wall hangers. My basement looks like a great guitar shop where I like all the guitars. I use the type of stand that does not have a neck rest for my practice room and jamming or gigs.
  6. Cardamonfrost

    Cardamonfrost Gold Member

    Dec 12, 2018
    Barrie, ON
  7. 1SweetRide

    1SweetRide Gold Member

    Oct 25, 2016
    Ottawa, Canada
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  8. Thank you for all the replies so far. However ...

    My question really has to do with "what is the best way to store a guitar". I never considered long term vs short term, so I guess the best combo is a case (tks - JBF, for the on target reply) for the days that the user is away and then while he's home (he does week long shifts in a northern gold mine) .... should he hang it or stand it? Which is best for the guitar while he's at home using it?

    cheers !!
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  9. AJ6stringsting


    Mar 12, 2006
    Fresno, Calif.
    I once seen a case stand. You could mount 7 cases.
    I'm buying some 2x4's and going to build one to make life easier.
  10. Guitar101

    Guitar101 Gold Member

    Jan 19, 2011
    Gores Landing, Ontario
    I have guitars in stands and some that are on hangers. I have none in the cases. My guitars are good guitars but not expensive guitars so I suppose that may play a part in the decision. I only use these hangers. Their a little more expensive but worth it IMO.

    Last edited: Sep 29, 2019
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  11. bw66


    Dec 16, 2009
    Uxbridge, ON
    If your concern is for the guitar, then it is probably safest in a case. Next safest would be a good quality wall hanger set into a stud, followed by a good quality floor stand. However, if you're like me, your guitar is more likely to get played if it is out of the case.
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  12. Chito

    Chito Gold Member

    Feb 17, 2006
    Ottawa, Ontario
    Just get a stand for god's sake. LOL
  13. NO !!

    LOL ...
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  14. I guess I have learned, based on what I read here (and elsewhere) that while a case is best, if my friend is going to be using his guitar a lot when he's home then it's best to hang it, second best is a stand.

    My decision is to build a wall mounted hanger style AND a stand to sit on the floor. He can choose which one he wants and I'll sell the other. He can put it in the case when he's away.

    Thank you all.
  15. JBFairthorne

    JBFairthorne Gold Member

    Oct 11, 2014
    Hawkestone, Ontario
    ....making this thread irrelevant. Lol.

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