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Hey guys, I know this has been debated over and over again with the whole in the case or out of the case arguments. I put all of my guitars back in their cases when not in use and I have a storage room in my house that is primarily for my guitars and amps. I have extra security in there and I try to maintain a 70 degree temp with 50% humidity level in all seasons. The room is very small but it serves is purpose well by keeping the guitars safe, out of sight and away from sticky little fingers. lol. Here is a poor picture from my camera phone. What do you guys do with your axes?

 

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Your impressive collection looks well protected, Svet. The one in the gigbag on the top right seems precariously balanced though (is it a gigbag?)

 

I have only one case and that's for my Wildkat (came sold with it), two are in gig bags and two in the raw. Because of their vulnerable headstocks I am thinking about getting cases for my Epi LP and my Gibson SG faded but I can't seem to find anybody in the UK who have the Epi LP case in stock at the moment. For the SG, I'm not paying over the odds for a Gibby case so am conidering the SKB one. From what I've read on various fora, Gator don't seem to fit SGs and LPs very well.

 

Has anybody tried Hiscox cases?

 

NB. Those Canadian ply cases don't seem to be readily available in the UK.

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LOL, I don't think so CB, I'll have to check again later! Hi Alan, thanks, that is a gig bag in that right corner and it has a late 1930's Crest Archtop in it. The guitar needs a lot of work and the neck needs to be set. It was my Grandfathers guitar but it sat in a Florida Garage for years so you can imagine the damage. It is fairly secure in that spot and won't budge unless prodded to do so. I have it up there so that it is away from the baseboard heating.

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Hey guys' date=' I know this has been debated over and over again with the whole in the case or out of the case arguments. I put all of my guitars back in their cases when not in use and I have a storage room in my house that is primarily for my guitars and amps. I have extra security in there and I try to maintain a 70 degree temp with 50% humidity level in all seasons. The room is very small but it serves is purpose well by keeping the guitars safe, out of sight and away from sticky little fingers. lol. Here is a poor picture from my camera phone. What do you guys do with your axes?

 

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Svet, this is probably a dumb question, but how do you know which guitar is in which case? Apart from the obvious Fender Tweed G & G cases at front left, I can't see any names or numbers on them??

 

 

Actually, I'm just jealous.........

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Hey guys' date=' I know this has been debated over and over again with the whole in the case or out of the case arguments. I put all of my guitars back in their cases when not in use and I have a storage room in my house that is primarily for my guitars and amps. I have extra security in there and I try to maintain a 70 degree temp with 50% humidity level in all seasons. The room is very small but it serves is purpose well by keeping the guitars safe, out of sight and away from sticky little fingers. lol. Here is a poor picture from my camera phone. What do you guys do with your axes?

 

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Svet,

 

Storing your guitars in cases as much as possible is ideal.

 

If your storage room does not have a locked door, you might want to think about installing one. Even if your house has a monitored alarm system, you might also consider an additional motion sensing IP-based camera system that you can monitor from your computer or phone, and that alerts you when triggered. You could also run cable locks through the guitar case handles (chain five or six together), to make carrying off the cases awkward. Anything you can do to slow down an intruder works in your favor.

 

If you haven't already, photograph each guitar, and take a close up of the serial number. Make sure you have a file of all their receipts, and consult your insurance agent to make sure your policy covers them or the equivalent value.

 

Red 333

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Weird. I have 11 at the moment, but plan to sell 3-4. I'm a player not a collector. I only ever put a guitar in a case when I'm taking it to a gig/practice.

I have 4 on wall hangers, and the others are scattered around 3 rooms of my house, usually on stands. That way I can easily pick up and play any of them on impulse.

I have no special storage or security arrangements, but none of mine are very valuable. Most money I paid for a single guitar was £620 for my Gibson V. My house contents insurance would cover any theft.

Also, every one of my guitars already has some dings/dents/buckle rash and that doesn't bother me one little bit as long as they play ok. They all get used for gigs occasionally, and if they come home with a new ding I just shrug. Life goes on.

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Feck Me! That's 27.5 cases in the room!! That equates to at least £1600 worth of cases!! A lot of Dosh, a lot of protection going on in there!

 

Me' I've just added two to my collection (Xmas money) and about to get a severe nut kicking of the missus! 4 are in cases and the other 5 stand in a guitar rack with a drape over them - although I heard that you can get fleece lined guitar covers as no to damage the paint etc is that true ??? If so I may consider one of them. Min are at atmospheric tem as the house is always warm, but are kept away from radiators etc.

 

P.S The .5 is for the Gig Bag!

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I have LOTS of space here' date=' you know, just in case your running out of room.........

 

 

Well had to try.....:-

 

 

 

I play all 4 of mine every day, that sounds pathetic, Only 4!!!!

 

uh oh, GAS again....

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Thanks for the offer; I'll surely keep you in mind!

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Spoiled! You are spoiled! And next time you have to open a case to remember what is in it' date=' it's mine!

 

My three are in the living room, an additional four or so, plus bass guitars are in the basement.

Sheila[/quote']

 

Oh I know what is in each case! I needn't open it to know!

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Svet' date=' this is probably a dumb question, but how do you know which guitar is in which case? Apart from the obvious Fender Tweed G & G cases at front left, I can't see any names or numbers on them??

 

 

Actually, I'm just jealous.........[/quote']

 

Hi Stewart, I know which guitar is in which case because I put them back in the same spot each time. The only ones that can lead to confusion are the Fender ones and the Elitist Sheraton and Casino. All the other cases have differences that allow me to know which is which. Sometimes I mix up the Casino and Sherry and all I have to do is pick each of them up to know which is which. The Casino is much lighter.

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Svet' date='

 

Storing your guitars in cases as much as possible is ideal.

 

If your storage room does not have a locked door, you might want to think about installing one. Even if your house has a monitored alarm system, you might also consider an additional motion sensing IP-based camera system that you can monitor from your computer or phone, and that alerts you when triggered. You could also run cable locks through the guitar case handles (chain five or six together), to make carrying off the cases awkward. Anything you can do to slow down an intruder works in your favor.

 

If you haven't already, photograph each guitar, and take a close up of the serial number. Make sure you have a file of all their receipts, and consult your insurance agent to make sure your policy covers them or the equivalent value.

 

Red 333

 

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Wonderful advice Red, I've already done most of that! [biggrin]

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[biggrin] :- [blink] [blink]

 

Feck Me! That's 27.5 cases in the room!! That equates to at least £1600 worth of cases!! A lot of Dosh' date=' a lot of protection going on in there!

 

Me' I've just added two to my collection (Xmas money) and about to get a severe nut kicking of the missus! 4 are in cases and the other 5 stand in a guitar rack with a drape over them - although I heard that you can get fleece lined guitar covers as no to damage the paint etc is that true ??? If so I may consider one of them. Min are at atmospheric tem as the house is always warm, but are kept away from radiators etc.

 

P.S The .5 is for the Gig Bag! [/quote']

 

Weird. I have 11 at the moment' date=' but plan to sell 3-4. I'm a player not a collector. I only ever put a guitar in a case when I'm taking it to a gig/practice.

I have 4 on wall hangers, and the others are scattered around 3 rooms of my house, usually on stands. That way I can easily pick up and play any of them on impulse.

I have no special storage or security arrangements, but none of mine are very valuable. Most money I paid for a single guitar was £620 for my Gibson V. My house contents insurance would cover any theft.

Also, every one of my guitars already has some dings/dents/buckle rash and that doesn't bother me one little bit as long as they play ok. They all get used for gigs occasionally, and if they come home with a new ding I just shrug. Life goes on.

 

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Er you're a little off but close! ;) There are 29 guitars in there and 1 Ukulele! I consider myself a player first and the collection came about as a natural progression. I try and play all of my guitars as often as possible and none of them are meant as investments for a later date. I'm not in a band so they very rarely leave the house so there is no reason for the cases to be beaten up. I try to take care of my guitars and no guitar of mine will ever look like Stevie’s #1. This is why I bought a Fender Custom Shop Reliced guitar!

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