Guitar Stand

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Project by Colin_Zimmerman posted 11-20-2013 05:35 PM 4273 views 19 times favorited 16 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I found the Taylor guitar stand on the internet. My cousin wanted me to make her one. It took two versions made of pine scraps before I got the dimensions correct.

Mahogany and Maple with Hope’s Tung Oil.

I learned to use 0000 steel wool to polish up wood after Tung Oil. It looks and feels smooth.

Should I use sticky bumper pads on the main points of contact to help hold the guitar?


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Kaleb the Swede

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#1 posted 11-20-2013 05:40 PM

The bumper pads wouldn’t hurt that’s for sure. But as long as she lays the guitar nicely into the stand it should be fine. I teach and play guitar for a living so this is my kind of thing. Great job. Love the wood combination

-- Just trying to build something beautiful

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#2 posted 11-20-2013 07:42 PM

Hello Colin

A nice stand

A friend who play guitar would love to have one like this
What are the dimensions ?
Thanks for sharing

-- Diggerjack-France ---The only limit is the limit of the mind and the mind has no limit

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#3 posted 11-20-2013 08:18 PM

I built one just like yours. See this:

You need something to keep the guitar of the wood to keep the instrument from sliding out of place. Felt is too slippery, but clear soft plastic dots work well. I think leather would work equally well, but I’ve never tried it.

-- Joe

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#4 posted 11-20-2013 08:37 PM

Nice, I would use the clear silicone stick on pads for extra protection.

-- Lifting one end of the plank.

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#5 posted 11-20-2013 09:32 PM

Be very careful with which types of pads you use. I have had the finishes on a couple of guitars ruined by materials that reacted badly with the finish. I would personally just use felt to cushion the contact surface. Anything sticky or high friction has a higher likelihood of damaging a finish.

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

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#6 posted 11-20-2013 11:09 PM

Great looking stand!

I’m afraid my input on the question may be a bit too detracting from the beauty of the stand. I would add an entire treaded rubber bumper to each of the supports. I too would be wary of the reaction of the rubber with the guitar finish. However, there is nothing to grip the neck of the guitar so the support would really have to grab really well. I’ve seen to many bumping accidents on stage. One of which cost me $532. The sound of an instrument crashing to the ground sends shivers up my spine and fills me with dread.

I’d go overboard on protecting the instrument.

-- Thanks for all the lessons!

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#7 posted 11-20-2013 11:59 PM

Looks cool .

-- Custom furniture

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robert triplett

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#8 posted 11-21-2013 01:24 AM

I have made a few of this type, but I added a neck support from the middle of the back support. It has a ring that closes at the top just below the tuning pegs. They are fun to make. Yours looks nice. I used felt pads on instruction from my wife.

-- Robert, so much inspiration here, and now time to work!!!

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#9 posted 11-21-2013 03:16 AM

great looking guitar stand.

-- Peter, Woodbridge, Ontario

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John Cobb

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#10 posted 11-21-2013 04:21 AM

Combined my two loves woodworking and music. Nicely done!

-- John Cobb

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#11 posted 11-21-2013 06:10 AM

Much nicer than my ugly black metal pipe thing stand.

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#12 posted 11-21-2013 12:06 PM

Ripthorn is right, while many plastic buttons will work just fine to cushion this, many will react with the finish on the guitar with irreversible results. And the only real way to know is to try it.

I would use felt pads on the front and bottom of the base and at the top pads on the back support.

I have this Taylor stand and have made a few knockoffs and the guitar is quite stable in it with the felt pads.

My 2 cents.

-- Richard D. Wile,

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#13 posted 11-21-2013 12:28 PM

I would also make sure there is something to one, hold it in place, and two, not damage the finish on the guitar either by damage from wood to wood contact, or by reaction to some sort of rubber or plastic compound, slowly gassing off. I vote for felt, but peel and stick type. Don’t use contact cement since some do gas off for days. Learned this the hard way about two years ago. Melted the lacquer right off the neck in one small spot. Had to refinish the neck.
BTW, really cool job and it looks just great.

-- Paul, Tennessee,

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#14 posted 11-21-2013 03:36 PM

Thank you everyone for the suggestions. I didnt think this would be as popular as it is :) Im pretty excited about it.

I will be putting felt pads at the base, x4, and top, x2. You all are very helpful.

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#15 posted 11-21-2013 03:46 PM

Very nice. I cut a rubber ball in half to rest the guitar on my son’s stand.

-- Dan, Naperville IL, I.G.N.

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