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(@christopherius)
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I just bought my 2nd guitar and was looking for a good stand for it. The only problem is the body is oddly shaped so a conventional stand won't work that well. I really don't want to keep it in its case all the time because it will be a hassle to get it out and play.

Link to my guitar pic:
http://www.mediafire.com/imageview.php?quickkey=dni9o0jkdmm&thumb=4

Chris
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(@chris-c)
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Hi,

Looks like you need one that hangs the guitar from the headstock rather than supports it at the bottom. Google showed a review of just such a stand, right here at Guitarnoise.

Review at Guitarnoise

Picture and more details at ZZounds

Might give you some ideas anyway.

Chris


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(@tmarius)
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just make sure its secured well to the wall!

one of my mates lost his guitar to the forces of gravity, he was not a happy chappy.


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(@jackss565)
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I'd go for a wall hanger as well


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(@chris-c)
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I've had wall hangers for years with no problems, and so has the local shop - which uses dozens of them. Of course, we both know how to fix them to the wall properly, so that's not a big deal. However, the one in the links in my post above is not a wall hanger - it's a portable floor stand that is taller than the usual ones, so that it has enough height to hold the guitar at the headstock. Good for odd shapes.

I use both wall hangers and floor stands, depending on where I'm playing. One of my practice positions at home doesn't have a handy wall next to where I sit, so I use stands there. And of course if you're playing at a gig it's kind of awkward to take your bedroom wall with you...


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(@ohblahitsme)
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Yeah, +1 for the wall stand. I have one and it works great.


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(@christopherius)
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thanks for the suggestions. since i live in an apartment i dont really want to put holes in the wall so i guess ill try and find a floor stand tall enough for my guitar

Chris
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(@greybeard)
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A bit more expensive than the stand, reviewed by Wes, is this one, which has small arms that swing around, to lock the guitar headstock in place, as soon as weight is put on the hanger (i.e. when you put your guitar on the stand). Lifting the guitar automatically releases the arms.
The same company also does a wall mount.

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(@bmancv-60)
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A bit more expensive than the stand, reviewed by Wes, is this one, which has small arms that swing around, to lock the guitar headstock in place, as soon as weight is put on the hanger (i.e. when you put your guitar on the stand). Lifting the guitar automatically releases the arms.
The same company also does a wall mount.

+1 on this stand, it works perfectly and isn't flimsy at all so no worries about it falling over unless you tackle it... :D

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(@nicktorres)
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there is one called the shadowstand, I have several, but they are quite expensive, approx. $75 It's like putting your guitar in a portable wall hanger.

http://www.maurysmusic.com/martin_shadow_stand___todd_s_review

http://news.harmony-central.com/Newp/2004/ShadowStand.html


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(@greybeard)
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there is one called the shadowstand, I have several, but they are quite expensive, approx. $75 It's like putting your guitar in a portable wall hanger.
The website is no longer there, so it's difficult to know if they're still trading.

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(@ricochet)
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You could tie helium balloons to the headstock...

"A cheerful heart is good medicine."


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I have one of the Hercules floor stands that grab the headstock as well, and it works very well. I always use that one with my set neck Carvin

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(@christopherius)
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You could tie helium balloons to the headstock...

lol thats alot cheaper than a stand

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(@bmancv-60)
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You could tie helium balloons to the headstock...

lol thats alot cheaper than a stand

Kinda adds up after a few months...

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