Guitar Stand

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Project by woodworker59 posted 01-18-2014 05:45 PM 3460 views 0 times favorited 6 comments Add to Favorites Watch

well here is my new guitar stand, its made of cherry and walnut with just a splash of maple.
I carved this by hand, in pic 2 you can see the ankle, which I carved from one piece. I made 4 of them before I got one I liked. the angle had to be just right to support the guitar neck and belly together without tipping one way of the next. I have seen guitars fall off stands, and snap the headstock right off.. Had it happen to the other guitar player in one of my bands. made for a quick dash to local guitar store to buy guitar right before the gig. anyhow… the feet are mortised into position and made of walnut, I used two part epoxy to hold them in the mortise, don’t want to have to worry about them getting loose over time. the neck support in the last pic has an angled sliding dovetail, to correct for the sway in the neck of the stand, I needed to angle the joint of the support to make it parallel with the legs. As you can see in the third pic, it holds my jumbo acoustic electric with ease. I like the slightness of it. does not appear to be big or strong enough to support the guitar, but it works very well. I made a matching music stand, but have not taken the pics yet.. Soon…Hope you enjoy…. Papa

-- Papa...

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#1 posted 01-18-2014 05:47 PM

I can see now, that I should have taken some shots of it from the side.. will have to add some.. sorry.. Papa

-- Papa...

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#2 posted 01-18-2014 09:21 PM

Nice stand. I don’t know much about guitars, but as an amateur woodworker, I can tell that’s some nice detail work on the sliding dovetail and the carved ankle.

-- "I am a firm believer in the people. If given the truth, they can be depended upon to meet any national crisis. The point is to bring them the real facts." - Abraham Lincoln

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#3 posted 01-18-2014 09:23 PM

this looks good papa, i like it, i like the base, would like to hear ya play to…. well spring time isnt to far off, and the saw dust can start to fly..

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#4 posted 01-18-2014 11:06 PM

Very nice! I might have to attempt this, I have a few guitars that are without stands and they sit in their cases in the closet. If I have them on a stand, maybe I’ll use them more!

-- I make sawdust. I think thats a fair assessment of my finished products!

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#5 posted 01-18-2014 11:43 PM

That is very nice, I wonder if you could make a stand that will hold like seven axes? Plus something across the top that keeps the neck from tipping off the stand? Great work.

-- Pastor Lynard Brock

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#6 posted 01-23-2014 02:33 PM

Cool guitar stand! Great that the ankle is carved in one piece, it sure sturdy enough to last long. Beautiful wood mix and finish. Great job!

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