|Project by CampD||posted 07-28-2011 05:27 PM||3989 views||4 times favorited||1 comment|
This is a Guitar stand that doubles as a tuning/cleaning bench which can also be used to hang and display a guitar on the wall. I don’t play guitar, my Son, step Daughter and all their friends do. But I do a lot of their tuning and cleaning, I also create a new guitar once and awhile http://lumberjocks.com/projects/51466. So the idea for this project started out as a new cleaning/tuning bench instead of the hollowed out 2x that I had been using to support the neck. I had also gotten a request for a way to hang and display a custom guitar. So my 3-way multi purposed Guitar stand just kinda morphed into this.
The night I started kicking around ideas in my head, we went to see Jonny Lang in concert and it hit me “make it look like a guitar” So here it is, kind of pieced together as I went along. The stand is fashioned to look like a guitar strap with pins and the body has holes to receive it. The neck support is fashioned to look like a Capo. The back of the head has a T-slot to be used to hang on the wall. The neck support (capo), bridge and the body will get pieces of leather to cushion the “real guitar” the body will get a round piece mimicking a sound hole (looking thru Good-will for an old leather).
All materials used are in my “rescued from the wood-pile” collection, except for the oak dowel used to mimic the tuners/bridge pins. Guitar head is maple crotch, neck is from a piece that I had hand split intending to use them as neck blanks (rest of the tree went in the pile) (had too much twist for my liking) Body is spalted hard maple, bridge is Cherry (came down in the ice storm of 2008), neck support is cherry burl and the stand is spalted beech. All pieces have 2 coats of hand rubbed Danish oil.
Enjoy, I’ve got a “Real” project to do next, built-in bookcase.