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(@matthew)
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Hey, I've come to realize I really need a guitar stand, and they arn't expensive at all it seems, but there's a bunch of different types and isntead of buying one of each over the years I figured I could just ask what style you guys like. I'd prefer a fold up travel style since I move my acoustic about quite a bit.

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(@noteboat)
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I prefer the welded tubular ones for all guitars - there's no fear that the stand will collapse on stage. They're pretty easy to transport, since the U-piece that supports the base pulls out, and the part that supports the neck usually folds down on a pivot - so the welded bottom slips easily along the side of a seat in the van and the whole thing lies fairly flat; I just put it on top of a speaker, and toss the U piece in with the cords and music.

On the top, the spring loaded ones are a bit easier to use than the ones with the thick rubber lock for holding the neck.

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(@sinister_hack)
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I got a very small, collapsible stand from Guitar Center made by Fender. It came with its own little bag and everything. It supports the bottom of the guitar and then has a little T that comes up nearly to the top of the body of the guitar in back instead of the stand U that cups the back of the neck.

What's great is that it's small and you can fold it up and throw it in a gig bag easily. Personally I find it easier for my electric though since the pegs at the bottom are short for an electric. I have to set the acoustice in it pretty deliberately and I wouldn't trust it in a high traffic area.

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(@purplefenderstrat)
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im with noatboat...i have one called a flip-it...not sure who mahes it but its neat it has a spring loaded thinga-ma-bob to lock your guitar in..plus they come in all the colors and patterns to match you guitar..i prefr the purple but i have a black one too..you can get zebra lepeard all sorts..they are around 21.99 to maby 25.99 theys a rough guestamnet...dont hold me to it

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(@gnease)
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I'll put in a word for Ultimate brand stands. I've used them for years with good results: no tipping, slippage or damage to body/neck by the foam and rubber padding. There are several models: hanging-by-neck, sitting-on-pegs (good for acoutics) and mini-no-neck-support. I have several of the first two types. The "no damage from the padding" is important. Some grades/types of surgical tubing found on less expensive stands will damage or discolor guitar finishes. The natural color stuff seems to be the biggest offender.

This the hang-by-neck version:

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/srs7/search/detail/base_id/53145/src ="00631"

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(@tim_madsen)
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I use this one.

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/srs7/g=guitar/search/detail/base_pid/452008/

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I use this one.

http://www.musiciansfriend.com/srs7/g=guitar/search/detail/base_pid/452008/
I like that better than the ones I have. Mine look just like that but the lock is a big rubber band and I paid $9 for each. However, the legs are pretty long so it is pretty stable.

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(@tim_madsen)
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The thing I like about it is that the lock is spring loaded and has a pin to lock it open or closed. And it's about as stable as something like it could be. I can't believe they are selling it for $4.99, I payed $9.99 over a year ago.

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(@waltaja)
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i use a multiple guitar stand called the Multiple RockStands by Warwick. they have all different sizes and the one i have now holds 3 electrics and an acoustic. or you could fit 6 electrics, or just 3 acoustics. they are made out of square tubing with nice thick foam padding

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(@ghost-rider)
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Matt:

I have two single Hercules guitar stands: (and am going to buy a third shortly) (about $35 Cdn each)

http://www.herculesstands.com/guitars/floorstands.html

It has an Auto Grab Yoke System, which is springloaded, and holds the guitar by the neck at the headstock. It's adjustable, and very durable. I have an acoustic on one, and a heavy mahogany electric on the other. No problems with stability or with any effects on the guitar. I can't vouch for the stability of the multi guitar stands by Hercules.

I don't move my guitar much, so portability may be an issue. If you can live with a collapsed size of about 24-30 inches, I recommend Hercules. Also, mine didn't come with a carrying bag...

They are also available at my local Long and McQuade in BC; probably also in Ontario.

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(@taylorr)
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Id say get a transportable wall and just put a wall hanger up on there (guitars on wall hangers look awesome!).

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(@joe-momma)
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Im not sure about this but dont you have to be careful about rubber against the finish on your guitar? You dont want something that cost you £10 damaging your beautiful top quality accoustic friend.


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