Warning! Extreme Low Level Diy Guitar Stand...

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  1. sabasgr68

    sabasgr68 Well-Known Member

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    ...but it works for what I need.

    My "man cave" -it also doubles as my work space- is nothing more than a tight corner near the dinning table, and where to put the guitar has always been an issue.

    Now I can put it aside more properly than putting it on the floor leaning on the PC table or on a chair.

    It´s not the best, it has to be at an angle to the wall so the guitar won´t fall to the floor, and I made it with some plywood slats left as garbage on the street.

    You can give points, from 0 to -10 :ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:

    As always, pics or it didn´t happen

    Paral 1.jpg

    Paral 2.jpg
     
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    sabasgr68 Well-Known Member

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    scary stand bump
     
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    Rollin Hand Well-Known Member

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    If it works, it works. No shame in that
     
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    two thumbs up............no wait two plywood's up!
     
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    +10 for being brave enough to share on the hyper critical interwebz

    Looks like most of my home carpentry projects
     
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    How about adding a light strap near the top?
     
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    Cool!
    I would put the top cross beam much lower, so it's roughly in the middle of the neck. That way if the guitar gets bumped, all of the pressure wouldn't fall on the headstock (and sensitive headstock/neck joint). I'd also wrap a rag or foam around the cross beam, and also the bottom legs where the guitar sits
     
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    Seems good. I would want it connected to the wall or something. I always felt the easiest and most secure was just a strap from the D to G tuner hung on a nail in wall with stud. A little pad stuck to the wall to protect the back.
    But you probably cant run down to home depot 2 or 3 times for parts so very well done.
     
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    sabasgr68 Well-Known Member

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    Haha :grinning: Thanks!

    Nice and good suggestions @Poodlesrule @mighty_duck @nomadh

    I´ve been thinking on doing a guitar stand from a long while; the one and only rule for it is not wasting any money on it, just with whatever material I have or find.

    So I came to this idea with this things. But this is just a pilot test, just a for-a-while stand.

    I intend to do something similar to this (pic below), simple and functional, and doesn´t take any space when not in use, just folded and put away near the PC. I already have the hinge, just have to get some suitable pieces of plywood or any wood. I can do the tooling where I used to work, in the shop, with the tools there.

    But for now (to my surprise, I admit), this is really working. But let´s face it, it´s too ugly, and not that sturdy. These slats were not really good.

    The good thing is that doing this gave me something different to do. I like to do manual things.

    Future project :handpointdown:

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    Looks like an official Les Paul stand to me.
     
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    tonray Well-Known Member Supporting Member+

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    A quick coat of lacquer or stain and you've got yourself a great stand

    My only criticism is why didn't you allow space for at least 12 guitars?
     
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    Its great, and its great on many levels.

    I'm not at all ashamed to pull stuff out of dumpsters and grab things left on the street if I think I can use or re-purpose them. I do it all the time. That's "living green". Your average American is quick to throw stuff away. No one bothers to fix anything.

    The design is fair, given the materials you had to work with. I'm taking your word for it that your assembly is safer than leaving the guitar propped against a wall or chair, but I do wonder.

    You need another cross brace. If you can't find some more wood, it looks like you might be able to use some twine or wire to compress and stabilize the vertical members in place of another wooden cross brace.

    Around here, swimming noodles are cheap and plentiful - I'd cut one up and slide that over any member that the guitar rests on. I've pulled a few of these out of the trash, but I can buy new ones for as little as $1.00, so I keep them around for all sorts of uses.

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    @sabasgr68 I give you a 10.

    I heard this for the first time last weekend, originated during The Great Depression, and I try to adhere to it even prior to knowing it.

    "Use it up, wear it out. Make it do or do without."

    That doesn't mean no more guitars for me though.
     
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    Very resourceful Sabagas. I like the looks of the future project as well. Keep us updated on your progress!
     
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    Nice looking stand!!
     
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    sabasgr68 Well-Known Member

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    You won´t believe it, but I´ve already got a couple of emails from Gibson´s CEO and R&D team.

    We´re close to sign a deal for the rights of my design, I´ll get 5 new guitars from them, one of them a unique and specially custom made guitar just for me! :):):smile::smile:

    :thumbsup: Thanks, man!
     
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    Yeah, the next one will look (and will be) better.

    I am the no-more-than-five-guitars man :expressionless: Two electrics, two acoustics is the balanced number. :) No, I´m not possesed, and no, I´m not under the effects of any substance to say this :smile::smile::sunglasses: Haha
     
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    Thanks for your words and suggestions. Someties I see a few of those discarded swimming noodles; next time I´ll grab some. Yeah, I like to re use things. And, given the situation here, reusing and fixing things is almost an obligation! :thumbsup::thumbsup::)
     
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    Depression times or not, this is totally applicable forever.

    Thanks for the 10!
     
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    Thanks, Leo!

    I was just warming up with this one! :)
     
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