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

Digitalman

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Jeeze. Dirt and dust doom and gloomers. Hilarious. Polish them with a diaper every night right?

Hang some, put some on stands, shove em under the bed in cases. Who cares? Just play them.

Got a couple hangin in the bedroom. One out on a stand by the studio gear.


Used to have many more before the kids showed up. No one’s mentioned string swing slatwall angled hangers. Those were my choice for years when I had 6-8 out hanging.


Unfortunately, all of these guitars had to be thrown out at a total loss, because of all the dirt, dust and rust build up, due to having them on the wall and out of the case.

:rolleyes2:
 

Digitalman

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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.
I mentioned the slatwall hangers because of this. You can hit several studs hanging the slatwall and then you can slide and stagger the hangers wherever you want them.
 

drbob1

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I had my first collectible guitar, an Ibanez Artist with the german carve and lots of abalone hanging on the wall. The HVAC guy knocked it down and took a bit of a chunk out of the body. I don't hang guitars that I love any more, except the 27 OO42, which is inside a hardwood cabinet very firmly screwed to the wall. The rest of the guitars that sit out are the riff raff.

That said, I too use a piece of molding that's screwed to the studs, then the hangars are attached to that. You can still do staggered with a pair of rails, or do diagonal with a diagonal molding... I think I'd go with the Hercules hangars if I were going to put really expensive guitars on the wall.
 

cratz2

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I'd say either A or B. Or maybe have more space between them with an LP or framed art between them.
 

RolandKorg

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A.
Unless you need to stagger them to fit more, keep one horizontal line. D is absolutely out of the question.
Unless your home features a lot of that unpainted wood, just get white hanger panels and/or paint them to match the wall.
 

jwguitar

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

How would you arrange these guitars?

A


B


C


or D?


The guitars used as models above are not exactly mine but as cosmetically close (i.e. colour and wood type) as I could find quickly on the internet.
BTW, I'm using swing string hangers.



Hanging guitars on the wall....please advice and vote!
I like my guitars in their cases.
 

5F6-A

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Thanks for everyone suggestions including the mention of Hercules hangers. Unfortunately, the Hercules Hangers do interact with nitro so those are not an option.... :(
 




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