Guitar Stands

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Project by David posted 12-04-2010 06:27 PM 4950 views 31 times favorited 19 comments Add to Favorites Watch

These are some guitar stands made for my sons birthday. They are made from poplar with copper elbows and dowel rods to form the hanger.

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#1 posted 12-04-2010 06:29 PM

That is really nice.
I like the way you have it hanging, that’s a good way to keep the guitar.


-- Who is the happiest of men? He who values the merits of others, and in their pleasure takes joy, even as though 'twere his own. --Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

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#2 posted 12-04-2010 07:13 PM

I have anice old guitar I didn’t have time to make a beautiful stand like you did so I improvised get a nine inch nail hammer it into where the jack goes into and then hammer another nail into where the neck joins the body fix some string into these nails and hang from the garden gate.job done.LOL seriously this is the nicest design I have ever seen for a guitar stand mind if I steal it Alistair

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#3 posted 12-04-2010 07:52 PM

Nice work. I know a few people that could use one.

-- Pops ~ In So Cal...

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#4 posted 12-04-2010 08:17 PM

That is a nice looking stand. My only concern would be if someone puts the guitar in there a little too quickly and it swings back and hits the wood stand, dinging the finish or binding. Of course, that would be me being a little too overprotective of my guitars (which I am).

-- Brian T. - Exact science is not an exact science

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#5 posted 12-04-2010 10:19 PM

@Ripthorn – You can never be overprotective of your guitars in my opinion. I used to own a Martin 000-16 and I used to put it on the stand after playing it every day. I was always careful and took good care of my guitars, but the lacquer cracked at the back binding where it rested on the stand.

@David – The stand looks great, but I’d be careful putting your Epiphone Les Paul on there. Knowing the weight of those guitars, it looks like it wouldn’t take much for it to tip forwards.

-- - Andy - Old Chinese proverb says: "If you think something can't be done, don't interrupt man who is doing it."

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#6 posted 12-04-2010 10:37 PM

Excellent work finishing poplar.
I find myself staining poplar more and more because it IS possible to achieve a beautiful color.
Gorgeous stands.

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#7 posted 12-04-2010 11:08 PM

wow – that is awesome. great design. great wood choice

-- Hey you dang woodchucks, quit chucking my wood!!!!

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#8 posted 12-04-2010 11:32 PM

Good project David. I think that this is one of the best finishes I’ve seen on poplar. I really like the design and will try to make something similar if it’s okay with you. Is the copper dry fitted or what? I am a little concerned about the tipping like Andy mentioned (one of my guitars is a Les Paul). Do they seem pretty steady when you mount them on the stand? Also, are the guitars sitting on the tab for the strap (on the bottom). Maybe if we could figure a way to get the bottom up off the floor, that would give us three points of contact which would make it much more steady. Like I said, good project. I really like it.
- JJ

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#9 posted 12-04-2010 11:54 PM

Wow! I should have seen these stands two months ago. I bought two. What a shame! Thank you for posting.

As others, I really appreciate the finish you put on the poplar. Great job. Congrats!

David, since there is room for another picture, how about adding a closeup of the upper hanger, from above, so I can see more details? Thanks.



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#10 posted 12-05-2010 03:25 AM

That’s a neat idea. I especially like the fact that they’re suspended. Nice.

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#11 posted 12-05-2010 03:30 AM

Suspended?? Are they? Hell, maybe I missed that.
- JJ

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#12 posted 12-05-2010 05:23 PM

Ahhh… I know a ton of musicians here locally who would love something like this. What a unique (at least to me) yet cool design! I am also curious about the stability of it. From the pictures it looks solid, but just wondered your thoughts on it.

-- Dan ~ Texarkana, Tx.

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#13 posted 12-05-2010 10:07 PM

Nice looking stand, I will have to check with the wife and see if she would like one, since she is a drummer,
she only has one electric and two acoustic guitars that she plays and keeps one around for picking out a
new song she is learning. Not that I am clumsy or anything, but this would keep me from knocking it over.
Thank you for sharing.

-- As ever, Gus-the 79 yr young apprentice carpenter

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#14 posted 12-05-2010 10:11 PM

These are really nice. Good design, simple, yet definitely functional and beautiful.

-- Rick, Tennessee, John 3:16

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#15 posted 12-05-2010 11:18 PM

Very kool idea, and great project.

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed.

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