Guitar stands for my girls

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Project by LMJ posted 01-08-2016 09:15 PM 1192 views 6 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hi all and Happy New Year. I was looking for inspiration to make a couple of guitar stands for my daughters for their Christmas presents. There were any number of different designs both here on the ‘jocks and all over the internet but in the end, I guess the music led me where I needed to go. The hardest part of the whole thing was figuring out how to get them stable enough to hold their own if someone or some animal happened to run into them. The weight of the front and the width of the back keep things quite stable and, as with most of my projects, how to get it done just happened. The backs are made from book-matched 1×4’s. The note and treble clef kind of started the design of things and adding the flags on the notes gave me the strength needed to support a standard size acoustic guitar but I was struggling with how to support the neck. As ours is something of a close-knit neighborhood, I had a couple of the guys in the shop for a beer one night and got the suggestion for the sharp symbol at the top for the neck and … voila. Maple and Padauk were used to match to the respective guitars of each of the girls. That padauk is a beautiful wood but a real chore to work. Enjoy.

-- Just another day in paradise.

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#1 posted 01-08-2016 11:19 PM

very nice gifts to give something you just cant son plays guitar and i think he would love one of these so i may borrow your idea but tweeked to make it my own i try to never copy someones design.thanks for sharing.

-- sawdust the bigger the pile the bigger my smile-larry,so cal.

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#2 posted 01-08-2016 11:27 PM

Being a former “Band geek” I picked up on the treble clef, the quarter notes and the sharp symbol right off.

Beautiful job, no doubt they loved them !

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#3 posted 01-09-2016 07:30 PM

Those are cool. I really like them. Is it your own design? I logged on the site to post a guitar shelf I made for my daughter and this caught my eye. She has the store bought guitar stands & they’re taking up too much floor space.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#4 posted 01-10-2016 04:54 PM

Yes, Darrell, my own design. I usually fly by the seat of my pants when trying to make something like this and it seems to work out most of the time. Lots of “design changes” on some projects but I’m out there to have fun and make sawdust.

-- Just another day in paradise.

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