Guitar stand

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Project by hannes posted 1266 days ago 3924 views 14 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

My brother’s birthday was a while ago and I thought I will make something instead of buying. He enjoys playing the guitar and one thing I’ve noticed is that when he puts the guitar down it tends to fall over, especially when his 2 small ones are running around.

So I’ve looked at a few designs and came up with my own version. I used some African rosewood and a nice piece of pine I had lying around. Some jigsawing, long screws and dowels to plug them later and I had what I was looking for. Finished with BLO and some floor wax. My wife is into crafts and she had these felt-like adhesive strips that I could attach where the guitar rests in order to make it stand sturdy and protect the guitar finish.

I forgot to take photos before I gave it to my brother. I asked if he can just give me a quick shot of the stand and professional photographer he is provided me with these shots. I think I will have to give him more gifts in future so I can get quality shots like these for all my projects :)

-- Hannes, Cape Town, South Africa

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robert triplett

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#1 posted 1266 days ago

That is a nice gift. I have never seen Pine used with Rosewood, but it works.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and so little time!

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Rev. Jim Paulson

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#2 posted 1266 days ago

It is a great idea, very appealing, and nice alternative to a metal one.


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#3 posted 1265 days ago

This is pretty unique and has nice clean lines. Very attractive.

-- Tommy, ---- It's Never Crowded On the Extra Mile.

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#4 posted 1265 days ago

Very nice. It reminds me a little of the Taylor Stands that I copied for my own use. Yours is a much more original design. I think it came out very nicely. If you are interested in seeing mine, here it is:
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#5 posted 1265 days ago

The sculpted shapes here make an everyday object really interesting. Thanks for posting, Hannes.

-- Martyn -- Boxologist, Pattern Juggler and Candyman of the visually challenging.

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#6 posted 1265 days ago

Hey Hannes that’s a really nice elegant design. The pine goes good with the rosewood.

-- An investment in knowledge pays the best interest. Benjamin Franklin

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#7 posted 1265 days ago

Great gift, and indeed elegant.

I am in a research for my guitars too.
Thanks for posting

-- Back home. Fernando

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#8 posted 1265 days ago

Should build one for my Ibanez

-- Stelios L.A. Stavrinides: - I am not so rich to buy cheap tools, but... necessity is the mother of inventions - --

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#9 posted 1265 days ago


-- Tim, Nevada MO

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#10 posted 1265 days ago

Nice! Did you do anything to stengthen the lower base/legs? The shallow crossgrain seems like it might be an easy breaking point.

-- Paul, Texas

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#11 posted 1265 days ago

I readlly Like it, Nice job.

-- Dennis Zongker

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#12 posted 1265 days ago

Nice Like it alot

-- Gary, Little River,SC I've Learned that the Lord didn't do it all in one day and neither can I

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#13 posted 1265 days ago

Thanks for all the positive feedback. Didn’t know there were so many guitar players/woodworkers out there :)

Paul – The crossgrain also was a bit of a concern for me, but the wood is 23mm thick and that piece of wood was kinda dense for pine. So I took a chance. My brother had it now for about 6 months and no sign of cracks so far, but to be safe I agree it would have been better to opt for a different solution.

-- Hannes, Cape Town, South Africa

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#14 posted 1264 days ago

That is a fantastic guitar stand. I love the flowing design. Looks like the 2 sides were cut from one piece? Do you have any rough dimensions. Ht., width?

-- Vicki on the Eastern Shore of MD

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#15 posted 1261 days ago

Very nice work Hannes. I succumbed to laziness and bought a cheap $20 stand from Guitar Center. It works, but every time I look at it I think “I could make something so much nicer”. I think you’ve given me the motivation I need!

-- A Veteran is someone who, at one point in their life, wrote a blank check payable to the United States of America for an amount up to and including their life. That is beyond honor

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