Building a Man Cave in the Basement - how to display my guitars?

Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by Andrew., Jul 18, 2019.

  1. Kurt L

    Kurt L Member

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    As someone with a lot of guitars on hangers, I concede your point! Plus I have a ton of posters, paintings and knick-knacks.

    My “studio/office” definitely looks too busy.
     
  2. christophervolume

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    My guitar den with the previously posted guitar bunk bed. If I have a guitar in a case, it simply doesn’t get played.... I use my cases to transport guitars to gigs and recording sessions.
    Dust and “UVs” ??!!....

    [​IMG]
     
  3. RayRay

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    Ah. The “keep them in the case” crowd arrived.

    Didn’t OP say that he specifically wanted to display them?
     
  4. christophervolume

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    But, but the UVS!!!!!!!
    Someone think of the children!!!!
     
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    RayRay Gold Supporting Member

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    op, you can’t go wrong with Hercules hangers into studs. That’s what I do. If you need more you can drill a nice piece of walnut or painted wood into studs then mount the hangers to that.

    I keep all my guitars out. And ya know, it’s just fine.
     
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    This thread is a textbook example of how baby boomers drive Millenials crazy!

    Me, I’m Gen X, I just like to watch the world burn!

     
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    I have them laying all over my house. Wanna grab a seat, just move the tele outta the way.
     
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    I use a couple of racks. No rational reason just never felt comfortable hanging a guitar on a wall.
     
  10. jvin248

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    Less risk of moisture the higher you hang them on the wall.

    I started with a single 1x4 and a few guitars but have upgraded a wood frame with two levels to hold seven guitars.

    Screw the board into the wall studs and then the hangers into the board so you know you have positive connection. Stands on the floor are invitations to a multitude of damage sources.

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  11. Jon C

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    Fine til they fall etc


    Seen it often enough (not mine, thankfully) :dunno
     
  12. RayRay

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    I seriously want to know where some people live or what their house is like. I don't keep any guitars in cases and I've never had a single issue. Ever. That includes a 1985 PRS Custom I sold for more than the 2018 US median income. And ya know, it was fine.

    Yet every time someone comes along and proudly wants to display their guitars, there's a doomsday prepper contingent that feels the need to assert the fact that guitars will rot or explode if they're not in their cases.

    NOBODY CARES, and certainly NOT THE OP.

    I'm guessing these are the same guys that maybe play a few times a year, blow the dust off the case, realize they still struggle with barre chords, then put their guitars back in the case to, uh, "stay minty" .... yet feel the need to interject on how their storage system is superior. It gets old. Real fast.

    I have guitars in my home studio and in my living room. All on hangers or floor stands. Easily accessible. Easily playable. And I play them. I play the snot out of them. Never a single issue. Ever.
     
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    I use String Swing and Hang Em High (the quasi-horizontal ones) wall hangers for most of them. I also have sort of a "B-rack" of ones that I don't really care to display (my daughters' Hello Kitty Squiers, etc.).

    Need an updated pic...
    [​IMG]

    The glass case display that @T92780 posted is crazy-nice, though.
     
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    Something about this just looks really inviting. Looks like a comfy place to sit and play for quite a while.
     
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    The wall hangers are only gonna fall if you're dumb enough to mount them only to drywall. Screw them into a stud properly and your guitars won't fall unless your wall does.
     
  16. christophervolume

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    Yeah buddy. The whole room is a sweet ride. Just dont bring any dust or UVs in with ya....
     
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  17. RayRay

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    Whoah, Whoah there mister! You know those rubber gloves could wear down the neck lacquer.... I’m gonna need you to throw on some cloth gloves. But wash them first to get rid of any dust....
     
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    I've added a few more guitars and amps since this was taken, including 3 Tele styles I built and another 2 crazy guitars I'm in the process of building.

    [​IMG]
     
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    Be sure to use only natural fiber cloth and a mild detergent, nay, the tears of a baby giraffe to clean it.
     
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