Guitar Stand

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Project by Napaman posted 04-07-2007 08:36 AM 4870 views 3 times favorited 17 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is my second “wood working” project since I was in the 8th grade…now I am 37 and excited to be learning again! Lots to learn…but enjoying…by the way—-those are not my LEGOS…this is my step-sons room and this was his Christmas present that I just finished this week!! The base is old growth redwood that I salvaged under some UGLY paint…and the guitar part (pine) is the first time I used my router and jigsaw.

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#1 posted 04-07-2007 11:12 AM

how exciting!!
THis looks really functional. Great idea!!!!

-- ~ Debbie, Canada (

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dennis mitchell

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#2 posted 04-07-2007 05:23 PM

Rock and roll!

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#3 posted 04-07-2007 05:30 PM

A neat looking stand Matt. I am sure it will be appreciated for many years to come.

-- Bill, Turlock California,

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#4 posted 04-07-2007 05:41 PM

Neat, an excellent idea. I’m sure he likes it.

-- -** You are never to old to set another goal or to dream a new dream ****************** Dick, & Barb Cain, Hibbing, MN.

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#5 posted 04-07-2007 06:17 PM

Good use of redwood. Can he play? Jockmike

-- (You just have to please the man in the Mirror) Mike from Michigan -

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#6 posted 04-07-2007 06:23 PM

Ya…he is 14…resisting to learn to read music…but…considering the lack of training and practice he has created some cool riffs…but like my woodworking—-cant wait to see what he can do in a few years!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#7 posted 04-07-2007 06:38 PM

looks great! i should make one for my guitar playing brother! what are the dimentions?

-- "What one can make with good tools is limited only by one's talent" (

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#8 posted 04-08-2007 02:44 PM

Well that is a great idea and well done. I have a good friend who will get one….

Thanks for sharing.

-- Jimmy

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#9 posted 04-08-2007 05:20 PM

This is a great project. I need to make my wife a stand for her Cello (something that will allow the end pin to stay extended.) If you have any ideas I would love to hear them.

-- Making sawdust is what I do best

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#10 posted 04-08-2007 08:02 PM

Thanks everyone…Doc-Sawdust: If you use a similar design you can use a borring bit to leave space for the “end pin”—if I am understanding what that is on the Cello…for Isaac’s stand I will place some green felt around the slots for the guitars to protect them from scratching (not pictured or done yet)...also—-if the cello is lgihter then his 2 guitars I would go withOUT the “wings” or support legs…I like the finish of the legs…but they make the whole thing look like an airplane…but his rooms is carpeted and the guitars are busy.

The best thing—-he has been playing a lot this weekend since I gave him the stand!!!

-- Matt--Proud LJ since 2007

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#11 posted 04-16-2007 02:03 AM

Rock on dude. This is wonderful work Napaman!

-- Carpe Lignum; Tornare Lignum (Seize the wood, to Turn the wood)

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#12 posted 06-23-2007 02:33 AM

Nice stand…are you considering a guitar as well?

-- Steffen - Kirkland, WA

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#13 posted 06-23-2007 03:34 AM

Great project. Do you have felt or some carpet on the stand to keep the wood from scuffing the guitars?

-- Jesus is Lord!

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#14 posted 07-05-2007 08:12 AM

Nice stand. Are you making a guitar?

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#15 posted 08-16-2007 06:41 PM

as a builder of guitars (mostly electric solid-body guitars) I would tend to think that this stand, although eye-catching and attractive and obviously functional, but would tend to put somewhat of a ‘twist’ or ‘warp’ in the body of the guitar over time. As the majority of solid body electric guitars are actually 2 bookmatched pieces of timber joined in the centre in line with the centre of the guitars neck, I would imagine the stress of gravity even though relatively small, can’t be all that good for the joint. (most bookmatched guitars are simply glued together without the use of biscuits or dowels or any kind of pinning or tenoning)
The use of the ‘backing board’ I see behind the bass guitar in your photos would probably aid things slightly, although hanging guitars by the neck is still the safest method in order to keep the neck and body in true alignment and therefore true in pitch and tune.

Please don’t take my comment as negative, I certainly do appreciate your work and your concept, and you have obviously done a great job here, and served a valuable purpose.
I used some lengths of scrap framing pine and with some cheap ‘forks’ which have a rubber-ish coating I screwed the pine to the spare walls where wall space was available, in order to hang guitars – pics attached Hanging guitars
rubber coated 'fork'
rubber coated 'fork' available at discount stores, hardware stores etc will notice that most guitar/music stores tend to hang their instruments also – cellos violins etc – instruments with end-pins included

-- Skinna - Australia... I won't stop at murder if that's what is necessary to get the job done

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