guitar stand prototype

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Project by wallybob posted 08-02-2010 01:47 AM 2178 views 3 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a prototype for a guitar stand I want to build for my brother. Several months ago I submitted a guitar I built for him which was my first attempt at guitar building. After the guitar was finished and delivered I thought it would be fun to try and build him a stand for it that looked like the guitar was still on the stand when it was being played. If I can get all the bugs worked out I envision making him a stand for one of each type guitar he has. I say one of each type because as off last count he has 73 vintage guitars.

This is the second version of the body design. On my first attempt I tried to include the pickups, bridge, and knobs by filling cavities with silver tinted epoxy but was unhappy with the results. Iā€™m still trying to figure out how to make it work. Might try inlaying them next time. I still need to add cushioning to the foot and top support to protect the guitar when it is in the stand.

The body of the guitar is Honduran Mahogany with a figured maple veneer top. The neck is figured maple with a rosewood fret board. The frets are saw cuts filled with silver tinted epoxy which is what I tried on the body. The stand leg is a bent lamination of figured maple and rosewood and the foot is a piece of mahogany left from cutting out the body. By the way all the materials were left over from other projects so no waste.

To all you guitar players and builders or anyone else I would appreciate your comments and suggestions for improving the prototype.



I also included two pictures of the guitar.

I tried to send this in earlier but it failed to go through so if it shows up twice I apologize.

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#1 posted 08-02-2010 02:16 AM

Very cool idea Wally, I think the design is great but as for improving it maybe paint the pickups,bridge,and knobs in,maybe even the strings. Just a thought. I really like the bent lamination neck on the back.

-- Paul--- Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep. ā€” Scott Adams

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#2 posted 08-02-2010 02:53 AM

that’s awesome. it took me a moment to see that the guitar wasn’t sitting in the stand, it WAS the stand… you should make the stand playable… because, seriously, who has a guitar stand that they can rock out on? no one, that’s who.

-- I want to be a space ship when I grow up.

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#3 posted 08-02-2010 02:02 PM

Thats a very cool idear and design.
My only question is how stable is it, side to side?

-- Doug...

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#4 posted 08-02-2010 03:13 PM

Very cool Idea! It looks good.
That bentwood neckstand in the back is really neat.
When you get the pickups and bridge, strings on and all done, maybe you could make alot of these and sell Them to all the new bands out there that really don’t know how to play, and they can get a few for the stage and in thier videos the’ll look like the own alot of guitars LOL .

Great work and good luck.

-- Robert B. Sabina, Ohio.....

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#5 posted 08-02-2010 05:58 PM

That is super-cool. What an ingenious idea for a stand – I really like the bent neck for the leg. Keep up the good work.

-- ā€œI am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.ā€ Pablo Picasso

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#6 posted 08-02-2010 08:17 PM

That is way to cool. I love it…....

-- Tim - I usally measure twice after I cut......then I know for sure that I cut it short.....

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