Discussion in 'Guitars in General' started by 5F6-A, Feb 10, 2019.
i like the Jazzmaster's colour BTW!
I hate digging and looking for my guitar. I want instant access. So I hang them. I don't care if they got dusty. they are meant to be played not kept on cases.
08721A79-7766-47CF-9984-36735F3C2828 by 3940bigdaddy posted Dec 9, 2018 at 12:50 AM
6CBD04C4-7331-4E73-B9F2-5422E1ABE5DF by 3940bigdaddy posted Dec 16, 2018 at 9:22 PM
If it's going to be just the 3, I think D looks the best, though they all work. More guitars would bring more practical considerations about use of space and such.
No guitar hanging for me, earthquake country.
My wife surprised me with these "guitar plaques" for Christmas. I was blown away - however this may have been her not so subtle way of limiting me to four guitars.
I did something like A, but I put up 10 guitars using hangers that have a rotating head so that I could mount them closer together. I still have 2 on stands that don't work with regular hangers.
I used these, never had a problem with them but they’re not for everyone.
Last time I installed a couple I made a gif.
Glad you are keeping your guitars accessible. You will not get support from the guitar collectors, though.
I hung my two primary basses this winter. Wish I would have done it decades ago.
D 'cause art.
Indeed! I think I'm going to go for this:
I wouldn't hang them on a wall at all. They'll get dirty, dusty and rusty.
Honest question: do the guys complaining about dirt, dust and humidity turn down gigs if the bar/venue is too dirty or the weather is too humid?
Well, B because:
And I like the asymmetrie... and hanging on the wall because you can look at them and be happy, and it makes me grab them easier... When in a case in the other room I just don't grab a guitar as fast.
Instead if posting about people who keep their guitars in cases, I'll just go with this:
One thing I learnt from hanging guitars on the wall is: Never install hangers and say "I think this should hold" or "I hope this is strong enough".
Always go for the the surething.
If you have the space, linear arrangement is great. The one's in my office are linear but the music room is staggered for space.
I used to leave a few guitars out without a humidifier and after one winter with the heater running and little moisture the necks shrank and the frets then stuck out a bit over the edges. I got that taken care of but now I just keep a humidifier in the room to try to keep the humidity at the right level. But, I’m afraid to just leave the guitars out all the time now so I just put them in their cases, with humidipaks for the nicer ones.
+1. I used the swing string hangers in my last house. This time around I went with the hercules hangers and love them. The swing string hangers are fine, but I appreciate the extra security that they hercules hangers provide.
Oh, good. The doom and gloom, "hanging guitars will surely result in dirt, dust, rust, and complete destruction" crowd made it.
I hung my 85, 86, and 87 PRS when I had them. Along with all my other guitars. They’re always out.
Seriously people. Start your own thread about how you like to keep them in cases. It doesn’t help the OP and I doubt he cares.
Also, +1 on the Hercules hanging product. Only one I use.
Typical 16" stud spacing doesn't always allow for the optimal use of a space. I have always installed something like a 1x6 piece of a hardwood, like oak, stained or painted to match the room, fastened into the studs, and countersinking and using flush sanded buttons to hide those screws. Then I mount the hangers to that wood, spaced however I like. I prefer knowing my guitars aren't coming off the wall and wouldn't trust hollow wall drywall anchors. They're probably fine, but I wouldn't do it. If you want to stagger them you'll have to mount a board at more than one height.