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Out of curiosity how does everyone store or display their guitars?

 

Is it better hang your guitars on the wall?

 

Is it better to have them on floor stands?

 

Is it better to keep them stored in their cases?

 

Right now, I keep mine on floor stands but I have often wondered if hanging them would be better. I have always been considered with stress on the neck but maybe it does not matter

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Tons of opinions on how to display your guitars. I have most hanging in my guitar den, a few in cases and my acoustics on stands in my music room.

I've never had a problem with wall hangers myself. Just be sure to anchor them securely and cover the rubber where guitar is held. Some finishes have a bad reaction with it. Here's one corner in my den.

 

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During the work week they are in my cases except for the small Fernandes which stays on the wall all the time.

I have both Hercules floor and wall stands that are safe for Gibson's Nitro finishes.

Some stands may not be Nitro safe, and people will put cloths over the yokes and back rests.

 

I get out all the guitars during the weekend so as to have easy quick access to play them.

On vacation this whole week, so they will stay hung up all week and be ripe for picking.

 

The wall mounts must go through a stud if you use them.

They have many floor and wall mount styles on their site, the two below are the ones I use.

 

Floor stand

 

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Wall mounts

 

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I like that cabinet!

Kind of a PITA to store my cases now, something like that would be a great way to keep the cases organized, and room on top for polish, strings, cloths.

Right now all my extra stuff like that is in stackable plastic drawer totes.

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In cases, in a rack up off the floor. Tends to be quite dry here in Colorado, so this gives me a bit more peace of mind. I like the cabinet idea.

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One good thing about having your house destroyed is when you rebuild it you can customize it to better fit your needs. Here is how I store the guitar in the guitar room.

 

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I hang mine. But I have a dust issue. So I also take outdoor trash bags and make clear plastic dust covers for them.

 

Dust is the enemy. Doesn't take too long for guitars left out in even mildly dusty rooms to end up with crackelly pots and sometimes even a bit of neck stickiness.

 

On the other hand, displayed guitars get played more. And newer guitars with nitro finishes that are still curing seem to dry out faster when not stored in the case. Also, I just love looking at them.

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Several months ago I bought three Honeywell Hepa air filtration machines for my place.

I get hardly any dust anymore.

For those of you with lots of dust, it might be worth looking into.

Here are the three that I have.

http://www.amazon.com/Honeywell-HPA-150-HEPAClean-Tower-Purifier/dp/B003DKFGYE/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&qid=1347824124&sr=8-9&keywords=honeywell+air+purifier

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Thread revival.

Taking these two pics to a carpenter at my work next week and see if he wants to take on this project, or if he can recommend someone else.

Using them for a rough draft, I will measure how deep my PRS cases are since they are a little bigger than the SGs case, and I will leave room for four cases if I decide to expand one more.

 

My little Fernandes stays on the wall full time.

 

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i keep them in their case inside a cupboard out of harms way, aside from a cheap acoustic which i keep on stand.

 

that purpose built gibson cupboard is seriously cool !

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i keep them in their case inside a cupboard out of harms way, aside from a cheap acoustic which i keep on stand.

 

that purpose built gibson cupboard is seriously cool !

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I live in a townhouse, so not very much room. I keep one or two out on stands that I am using at them moment. The others are in their cases in the closet. I rotate them regularly although the LP I picked up earlier this year has remained out since I got it.

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Tons of opinions on how to display your guitars. I have most hanging in my guitar den, a few in cases and my acoustics on stands in my music room.

I've never had a problem with wall hangers myself. Just be sure to anchor them securely and cover the rubber where guitar is held. Some finishes have a bad reaction with it. Here's one corner in my den.

 

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I have heard it's not a good idea to hang them on an outside wall as you have done. Somthing about the cold or heat coming through the wall. Just a thought.

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Do you detune these guitars that are not in regular use?

 

Bob

 

I don't, they are in the case and in a climate controlled place.

I've only detuned when shipping or flying.

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