Hanging guitars on the wall....please advice and vote!

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  • A

    Votes: 131 52.4%
  • B

    Votes: 48 19.2%
  • C

    Votes: 28 11.2%
  • D

    Votes: 24 9.6%
  • Other..... please explain.

    Votes: 19 7.6%

  • Total voters
    250

jvin248

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I hang the 'active player' guitars on the wall. If you look close, the double pairs of screws in the board are where the wall studs are then the hangers screw into the the board giving more security than when I see folks screw into wall board (with and anchor!) and think their guitar won't fall down.

I've upgraded to a grid of seven guitars, four high like here and another strip lower and in-between, kind of like the picture a few posts up.

You'll need to make 'socks' from old socks/jeans/etc (know a sewer?) to put over the hangers if you intend to put up any nitro coated guitars. I'm not a fan of nitro so I can use garage rake and shovel hangers for "$2" each. The 'nitro safe' hanger coatings -- are they really 'safe'?

Stands on the floor ensure dogs and kids will have more access to knock them over and chip ding or release the headstocks.

Hanging a guitar or guitars up means you will play them more often as you'll just grab and plug in rather than dig a case out etc. Having a couple on the wall ensures your style whim at the moment is easily filled.

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sbrollins76

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I voted B, because I think if you're careful you can get more guitars in the same space that way. Like others have said, I think you should look at the Hercules hangers. I've got a bunch of them and like the fact that the front of the hangers closes around the neck once the guitar is in. It's one less thing to have to worry about. And I've had nitro guitars and a nitro mandolin in mine for years now without any finish issues.
 

FLYING V 83

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I voted B since I just got done hanging some myself.

I used the On Stage hangers from Sam Ash, but didn't use the supplied 3" #10 "wood screws" that come with it.
They're pretty much no better than drywall screws, and since my 1947 house has plaster walls, I bought 3" anchor bolts
and drilled out the holes in the hangers to accept them.
Hung a 20lb weight on each as I finished and they're rock solid (95lb test strength on the bolts)

 

NamaEnsou

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Easiest to do is A but C just looks great when you start wrapping them all around the room.

Also, both options B and C allow for slightly more guitars as you continue to fill in the empty spots on your walls.
 

NamaEnsou

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Are you sure that pattern A uses less space?
It uses less vertical space but you can fit the guitars closer together with either B or C. I like all the options you posted depending on the way the rest of the room is laid out.
 

Tim Plains

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A then D. I don't care what the hanger or guitar is, I always wrap the hanger contact points with white cotton.
 

Stike

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Other. I’m not a fan of hanging guitars on the wall.
But if you do it, securely mount a horizontal 2X4 to studs and attach your hangers to that.
This but use a piece of 1 x 4 painted to match the wall color.

I generally play my guitars, then keep them in thier cases. Hanging guitars is fine for retailers, since they are only up for a short time. I would imagine most people that hang guitars in their home also use the term “man cave” as well. No thanks!
I hang guitars and hate the term man cave.
 

J Factor

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I hang a few of mine. If they're in a case, they aren't getting played, and floor space for stands is at a premium.

I have had a varying-height arrangement like B, mostly due to access over amps and other gear, but if I was doing it now I'd just go with A.
 

FuzzBuzz

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Dang. I never realized how many guitar players wouldn’t be guitar players if they spent all that time digging guitars out of cases. I learned something new today.
 

mc5nrg

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The op can’t properly be answered without being in the room they will hang in.

As implied in other posts, avoid walls where the other side is outdoors .
 

J Factor

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Why? What's wrong with hanging them?

New diagram here. I want to use a corner of a room for the guitars. One acoustic on the left and the 3 electrics following on the right. The walls, are at a 90 degree angle with each other. Hope this makes sense.

This is basically what I did - there was originally a 4x12 with two heads on it under the clock, which is why I didn't put a hanger there, and the raised one was offset for reach and for body curve clearance when an acoustic is hung on the right (single).

 




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