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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. knight_yyz

    knight_yyz Gold Member

    Mar 14, 2015
    Hamilton, Ontario
    I see nothing wrong with doing this. There is a humidifier in the room, and that green bucket gas 3-4 gallons of water in it so the humidifier gets a break once in a while. Very old picture, 4 of those guitars have been replaced with something else

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  2. Ok, now this is interesting. I see that some guitars are supported by the bottom of their body and the "side" of their neck .... that's a concept that hadn't occurred to me. I see also that the two on the left appear to be supported by the bottom of their body and ... ?? maybe the back of the body, but close to the top?

    And, I think that's the part that bothered me ... ie: supporting a guitar by leaning it against the back of the neck ...

    More learning to do ...

    Thank you!

    (mine are all in cases)
  3. Chitmo

    Chitmo Gold Member

    Sep 2, 2013
    Bedford, Nova Scotia, Canada
    Plus one for the Hercules hangers. Nothing wrong with building things yourself but these only run about $25 and are very reliable. If you’re gonna make your own I would be very careful with material selection as well, I’ve seen a lot of guitar finishes messed up from using homemade hangers! I have about $20k hanging on that wall and never given it a second thought!

    Edit: I did fasten them to the wall with 4 inch deck screws and not the ones included, making sure they were in the studs.

    Last edited: Sep 29, 2019
  4. knight_yyz

    knight_yyz Gold Member

    Mar 14, 2015
    Hamilton, Ontario
    There is no weight on any of the necks...

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  5. mawmow


    Nov 13, 2017
    Levis, Qc
    If you hang to a wall, avoid outside walls.
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  6. bw66


    Dec 16, 2009
    Uxbridge, ON
    Leaning on the neck really isn't a big deal. The string tension puts about a hundred pounds of tension on the neck. The weight of the guitar leaning in a nearly upright position is negligible.
  7. Mooh

    Mooh Gold Member

    Mar 7, 2007
    Southwestern Ontario
    I keep seeing this repeated on the net but I don’t see the threat. Any outside wall in a home here will be constructed in such a way that there won’t be a surface temperature or area humidity issue unless there is a heat source in the immediate vicinity, in which case it’s a matter of heat source not outside wall. It’s also not common that an instrument hung in hanger would even be in contact with the wall, but rather they hang an inch or two away from the wall. If the atmosphere in a room varies so much that it’s unsafe for instruments, there are bigger problems than the safety of instruments.
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  8. Doug Gifford

    Doug Gifford

    Jun 8, 2019
    I always recommend that a guitar be kept where you can grab it and play it with a minimum of fuss. Guitars that are hidden away in cases tend not to get played.
  9. Again, thank you to all who responded. I appreciate all the answers, the technical ones that help me to learn, the images that give me ideas and the humorous ones that make laugh (maybe those especially:) ). I am well on my way now to getting this started.

    cheers !!
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  10. troyhead

    troyhead Gold Member

    May 23, 2014
    KW, Ontario
    @John Bartley Let us know what you decided on!

    For what it's worth, I have the wall hangers and a stand (the kind where the guitars lean sideways). I don't know if anyone else has come across this, but I find that the guitars seem to stay in tune better when left in the stand. I'm not sure if it has something to do with the entire weight of the guitar being supported by the end of the neck, or just a couple of bad days for a couple of guitars that has biased my opinion. If I'm planning to play a particular guitar that day or over the next day or so, I keep it on the stand. If I won't play it for a while and don't mind retuning when I do play it, I hang it on the wall.

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