Bent Form Guitar Stand

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Project by Matt Nudi posted 08-10-2014 12:44 PM 1296 views 13 times favorited 13 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Where to being on this project. The saga started this summer when I came home from school and had some time for the summer so I wanted to work on a project. I have access to a small woodshop in the area and I set out to try to find something to make. I started browsing LJ’s projects to get some ideas and I saw a guitar stand posted by Ken Dixon a while back and I wanted to work on emulating it. I figured that something like that would make a perfect gift for my girlfriends birthday (August 21st) so I got to work.

I’ve documented this project pretty much the entire way and some of the progress is in my blog posts here on LJ’s. This has been such an awesome project through and through and I can’t wait to get to try another bent project in the future. This project had 4 bench pieces of wood, include the base in order to match the guitar shape. The only problem was that I didn’t have the guitar in order to hold it along side and match things up!

I was able to get some measurements from her family and confirm that the guitar was in fact the right size and everything would match up. I made the shape for the based by taking a picture of a classical guitar scale dimension and printed it out in order to try to match up the base shape. I added the spacers so that guitars with straps or knobs at the bottom can still sit comfortably. The contact areas for the guitar have all had leather added and cemented down.

The bends are laminate bents of 3 or 4 layers, with the thicknesses varying depending on the component. This was all from one board of really curly maple, and it is definitely some beautiful wood. I had such a great time making this and I can’t wait to give this to my girlfriend for her birthday. If anyone has any questions or more pictures just let me know!

Well the project is finally done! I gave it to her yesterday for her birthday and she really loved it. The guitar fits pretty nicely in the stand, it could fit a little better at the base but she has a pretty small classical guitar so hopefully that stand will be able to hold a wide variety of bigger guitars down the road and have multiple purposes and not just fit this one guitar.

-- - Still a new guy to the craft, but always striving to learn more

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#1 posted 08-10-2014 12:45 PM

Wow, that really turned out nice Matt!! Beautiful wood, design and execution!

-- "There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as if everything is."– Albert Einstein

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#2 posted 08-10-2014 02:50 PM

yes sir matt, this turned out beautiful, doing bent lamination is fun , its a great challenge and it looks so good when you get things in place, your girlfriend is going to just love this…when you get more time this could be a nice money maker for you, once you have the jigs for the curves, you can use them over and over, i think folks would be willing to pay a nice price for something like this, well i say you really nailed this, it would be nice if you do one more post after you have given it, a picture of the guitar on this would be the best last picture to this project.

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#3 posted 08-10-2014 05:26 PM

Great work. that looks as good as some guitars

-- Sorry the reply is so long. I didn't have time to write a short reply.

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Matt Nudi

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#4 posted 08-10-2014 06:06 PM

Thanks for the comments! I’ll be sure to get a picture of it once the guitar is finally resting on it! I’m really looking forward to her reaction she has no idea!

-- - Still a new guy to the craft, but always striving to learn more

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#5 posted 08-10-2014 08:28 PM

An amazing bit of craftsmanship Matt. Excellent work!! She can’t help but be surprised and pleased by your gift. She is definitely a lucky lady for more than one reason. Thanks for sharing your project -

-- Ron, Eugene, OR, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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Scott Oldre

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#6 posted 08-11-2014 12:45 AM

Love it. The Curly maple really pops

-- Scott, Irmo SC

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#7 posted 08-11-2014 02:43 AM

beautiful guitar stand. I love the wonderful curves. A great design, beautiful wood and very well executed.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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#8 posted 08-11-2014 04:21 AM

Finished ahead of schedule and brilliant work

The GF will be pleased… I see two spots for images vacant so I will check back after the 21st to see the updates !!

-- Regards Robert

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Brett StClair

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#9 posted 08-11-2014 02:15 PM

I’ve been looking for a guitar stand that I like to build.
I’ll be building something similar for my Guitars.

-- "Make things as simple as possible... but not any simpler." - Albert Einstein

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#10 posted 08-12-2014 01:14 AM

Officially, mind blowing, beautiful. I’m saving this as a favorite so I can see it over and over. Some day, when I grow up, I’m going to make one just like this. Seriously, I’ve got to have one.

-- Bob, --Silence & smile are two powerful tools. Smile is the way to solve many problems & Silence is the way to avoid many problems.

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#11 posted 08-13-2014 03:08 AM

A really nice piece. Well done.

-- dnick, North Hollywood, Ca.

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#12 posted 08-13-2014 12:14 PM


-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#13 posted 08-19-2014 12:37 AM

This is great

-- Don't outsmart your common sense

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