Maple Burl Guitar Stand

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Project by OregonBurls posted 10-15-2009 03:19 PM 3071 views 2 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Hey everyone, It’s Greg again, I am enjoying building guitar stands. Being A.D.D the project can’t take that long to finish or I loose interest. These are about 4 hrs each. I figure as I do more I can cut that time down or my fingers off. One of the two. LOL

I don’t know about this design. It is growing on me. I made it out of a scrap piece of Maple. Beautiful piece!
The dowls are quilted eucalyptus.

Here is the question… I am building these for a guitar trade show in January… who much do you think I should be asking on a wholesale level and retail?

-- Greg, Southern Oregon, What can I say but God Is Good!

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#1 posted 10-15-2009 03:54 PM

Another nice one.

-- If all you have is a hammer, everything looks like a nail!

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#2 posted 10-15-2009 04:15 PM

The price is always a hard thing to put on a piece, at least for me. I think if you try and sell it as an artistic piece I would list it for $400 plus. If you list it just a utilitarian (guitar stand) you might get $150-200. So it depends on the type of show that you are at. It mught be hard to pass off as an artistic piece at a guitar trade show.

Good luck Mike

PS it is a very nice looking piece and with items like this you always think that is worth more than what you get for it. it is some thing about putting your heat and soul in a piece and then having to part with it.

-- We are the people our parents warned us about.

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#3 posted 10-15-2009 04:23 PM

Thanks Mike, I will be surrounded by very expinsive guitars. I will be sharing a booth with has basses for 5000-6000.00 and we are in the custom builders area. So I should be in a great area. Thanks for the input.

-- Greg, Southern Oregon, What can I say but God Is Good!

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#4 posted 10-15-2009 04:26 PM

I think I would try to market them to some professional musicians who are doing well and can afford to pay a fairly high price for them. Those burls are unique and very rare. Maybe you could market them in a musicians news publication or some other musicians venue like special websites where you can let them know you are selling them. I’m sure about every guitar musician would like to have one, but paying the price might be a different matter. You might even get some commissions.

-- Mike, an American living in Norway.

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#5 posted 10-15-2009 04:42 PM

Hey Greg Another nice stand . I think you have to value your own pieces for the market your in. You have a unique product but you have to take in account that the market is a lot tougher than it has been ,and in my area it’s even slower than more populated areas so you don’t want to blow your buyers out by asking to much.

-- wood crafting & woodworking classes

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#6 posted 10-15-2009 07:11 PM

We play a lot of guitar in this household. Sadly, we wouldn’t use something like this because we aren’t gentle enough when we pick guitars up. Would be knocking the body against the pegs all the time. But the stand is gorgeous. If I was needing something only for display… I’d like to have one.

My hubby is really rough on things… I won’t let him NEAR my wood ANYTHING.

-- Lisa Chan, custom cafts and yarn accessories,

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#7 posted 10-15-2009 07:18 PM

You are right it is a display stand. I have others that are more stout. Better for stage.
Thanks for the comment.

-- Greg, Southern Oregon, What can I say but God Is Good!

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#8 posted 10-15-2009 07:50 PM

Your stands just keep getting better. I can’t think of a better way to show off a $5000 guitar, than to have it resting on this stand.

-- Hal, Tennessee

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#9 posted 10-15-2009 08:21 PM

Great looking stand. Some beautiful wood.

-- I've been blessed with a father who liked to tinker in wood, and a wife who lets me tinker in wood. Southern Delaware soon moving to Virginia †

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#10 posted 10-15-2009 09:29 PM

Thanks guys. I am working on 2 more right now. You are right when one of you said “LJ helps you to finsh your projects.” It is helping me to start them too!

-- Greg, Southern Oregon, What can I say but God Is Good!

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#11 posted 10-15-2009 10:44 PM

Fantastic looking stands and good luck on selling them. Hope you makes lots of extra cash on them.

-- Jerry--A man can never have enough tools or clamps

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#12 posted 10-16-2009 12:45 AM

The burl is priceless and it’s truly one of a kind. That doesn’t help much, other then you have something nobody else has. Don’t give it away! Good luck.

-- John @

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