I made a guitar.... hanger.

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Project by SJWoodCreations posted 02-09-2016 07:02 PM 1391 views 2 times favorited 4 comments Add to Favorites Watch

I got tired of getting my guitar out of it’s case every time I wanted to play, and having a 1 year old pit bull kind of eliminates using my floor stand, so I cranked out this rudimentary hanger.

It’s made of some pallet wood scraps that I had planed down previously, and it’s pretty simple construction. The two “arms” are glued into tight-fitting dadoes on the back piece, and I used a couple of rasps to carve out recesses to match the contour of the guitar’s head (and also to keep it from sliding/turning). I countersunk and bored two holes for screws, and found a nicely placed wall stud to install it.

This was a pretty successful prototype, ugly as it may be, so I’ll probably make a few more for my other guitars and use some nicer scraps. I think these would make great gifts too, but you just have to be pretty precise with the clearances, as all guitar necks/heads have different dimensions. Thanks for looking!

-- Sam --- Tulsa, OK

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#1 posted 02-09-2016 09:33 PM

Sam, looks pretty darn good, might consider adding a bit of protective padding.

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

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#2 posted 02-09-2016 09:49 PM
You can use John’s video for inspiration.

-- "Fine Woodworking" is the name given to a project that takes 3 times longer than normal to finish because you used hand tools instead of power tools. ----Mike, Waukesha, WI

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#3 posted 02-10-2016 05:52 AM

Looks good to me Sam. Simple, elegant, functional. Your project caught my eye, with the title, thought I was gonna see a homemade guitar. Then I noticed the word, hanger. Well, I figures might as well check it out. Turns out I recently needed to build some guitar hangers for my daughter. I chose a slightly different method, had to use what I had laying around. I learned what you stated, those guitars come in all different sizes.

-- Darrell, making more sawdust than I know what to do with

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#4 posted 02-10-2016 02:18 PM

Ron – I thought about adding some padding, but after shaping the arms, it really didn’t need it. The weight is distributed pretty evenly, and the wood I used is way softer than the mahogany that my guitar neck is made of.

-- Sam --- Tulsa, OK

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