Simple Guitar Holders

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Project by buder posted 05-16-2014 01:15 PM 2116 views 1 time favorited 7 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I needed to get some of my guitars off the floor(so sayeth the wife). I was originally going to make something more complex but after trashing some ideas I realized I liked a more simple design. It’s really just a 4×4 square with a chamfered edge and the hanging hardware.

These were also rather cheap. i think 1-2 bucks for the hanger, some drywall screws I had laying about and some scrap cedar.

-- Sean, St. Cloud, FL

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#1 posted 05-16-2014 01:54 PM

Where did you get the hangers? I bought something similar at Lowe’s but it was just a bit too tight for the neck to fit.

-- Jeff, North Carolina

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#2 posted 05-16-2014 01:55 PM

Make sure you put those screws into a stud or use expanding anchors. A buddy had his 1960’s Martin (signed by all sorts of Nashville session players) hit the floor after the screws pulled out and it meant a trip to the lutherie for him. He was/is sick over it and it is still not OK to even joke with him about it.

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#3 posted 05-16-2014 02:32 PM

@jeff_wenz, I bought them online because the local big box stores didn’t have ones I liked. “Lehigh SH13-25 Super Hooks Tool Hanger” are the ones I ordered. They worked great on all my guitars and, thanksfully, my ukulele.

@mtalley, I made sure I got in the studs :) I also did some test pulling before putting the guitars up. It’s boggles the mind that someone would hang an instrument up without some decent anchors or going into studs.

-- Sean, St. Cloud, FL

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#4 posted 05-16-2014 05:15 PM

Job well done on the hangers. I love simple designs that perform well.

BUT…..I hope you have a way to check humidity and to keep the temp consistent in that room. All manufacturers will recommend to store your guitar in its case for the sake of humidity and temperature control.

Take care of those babies.

-- Kevin H. --Pennsylvania

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#5 posted 05-16-2014 06:37 PM

That’s interesting. My guitars aren’t very high end so I’m not so worried about it. Honestly based on that website I hope I never do own one that I need to take that much care of :)

-- Sean, St. Cloud, FL

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#6 posted 05-16-2014 06:47 PM

A nice simple solution to a problem all guitarists probably deal with at one time or another. I can’t tell from the photo – is it padded with something?

-- Ron, "Curiosity is a terrible thing to waste."

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#7 posted 05-16-2014 06:53 PM

The U-hook has some very light padding on it. A lot of people use the hooks for guitars without issue though I imagine if I had a guitar worth a few grand I would add some sort of padding, such as leather.

-- Sean, St. Cloud, FL

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