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Guitar on a stand - it can warp the guitar?


(@andyd1)
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A friend recommended keeping my guitar in a case laying on the ground or hanging on a wall because a stand may warp the neck from. Does that make any sense?


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(@noteboat)
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No.

A stand won't warp the neck, because the guitar is simply resting on it. The only force a stand applies to the guitar is provided by gravity..

But the environment might - so keep it out of direct sunlight, and keep the temperature and humidity in a good range. And that applies whether it's in a case or on a stand.

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(@wuggis)
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It shouldn't but it depends on where the stand and guitar are at the time. Some years ago the only place I could practice at home was in our conservatory. So that's where my guitar was on its stand.
After a while I noticed some warp which luckily I was able to correct with the adjuster. It wasn't the stand as such. It was the direct sunlight on the back of the guitar during the day. And also probably the humidity changes in there that caused the damage but if I had cased it up every time I used it instead of just wanting it there to hand when I needed it then it almost certainly wouldn't have happened.
The point is just be careful especially if it's your pride and joy. Mine would have been easily replaced others just arent


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(@andyd1)
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Thanks guys. Makes sense. I thought about hanging it on the wall too so to free up space but I'm undecided. For now it's in its case


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(@dogbite)
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sometimes the rubber padding on a guitar stand can react with the guitar's finish when in contact for a long period of time. I would never store my guitar on a stand. the case is best.

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(@katmetal)
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sometimes the rubber padding on a guitar stand can react with the guitar's finish when in contact for a long period of time. I would never store my guitar on a stand. the case is best.

If I leave my guitar out for easy access, I will place a wash cloth over the rubber padding area. It looks ugly, but does keep the rubber isolated from the guitar body/neck. My wife starts to wonder where all the good wash cloths keep disappearing to though...


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(@notes_norton)
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I've had my Gibson ES330 hanging on the wall (similar to a hanging type stand) and have no problems with it.

Here in Florida, keeping a guitar in a case is to invite mildew.

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