Displaying guitars/ guitar stands

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Re: Displaying guitars/ guitar stands

Post by Philosopherguy » Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:41 am

You live in Canada and want to leave guitars out?! You are brave! The humidity changes so much around here that my guitars would be in pieces from all the cracks. I keep them safe in the case where its easier to control the humidity.

I find I used to humidify the house so it never got too dry. But, I started to get too much water condensation on the windows that led to having to clean the windows all the time.

A nice stand would be good for the warmer months when humidity isn't an issue. In the winter, it is dangerous!

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Re: Displaying guitars/ guitar stands

Post by Mike Atkinson » Sat Feb 02, 2019 4:36 am

fast eddie wrote:
Sat Feb 02, 2019 2:38 am
I have been thinking about UV light and it's effect on fading a guitar's finish. I have one guitar that is 40+ years old and shows no signs of fading, but it has been kept in a case this entire time (of course except for taking it out to play each day). Does anyone have any experience with this?
I did just order one of those fancy Acoustic Remedy things. Is it a stand, or a case? I'm not certain.

Anyhow ... I ordered one with glass front and sides ... and I am putting UV glass in. Specifically because I share the concern you are voicing.

Both the stand, and the guitar really are pieces of art ... functional art, but art, none the less. And I would protect any such art from exposure in this manner, I think.
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Re: Displaying guitars/ guitar stands

Post by Mollbarre » Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:16 am

Well, FWIW, I got tired of looking for a "better", or more appealing, or more affordable stand and went ahead and ordered a String Swing CC34.

I could probably make one - but by the time I bought the supplies, and got around to actually building it, I would likely have spent more, and be waiting forever.

So - either I end up liking this one well enough, or I buy/build something different down the road. But in the meantime this should do.

Moving instruments around, putting them in, and then taking them out of cases, etc., is annoying. Shouldnt be - first world problems and all that, but still. Hopefully this will be less stressful. Keeping fingers crossed!
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Re: Displaying guitars/ guitar stands

Post by Mollbarre » Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:27 am

Philosopherguy wrote:
Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:41 am
You live in Canada and want to leave guitars out?! You are brave! The humidity changes so much around here that my guitars would be in pieces from all the cracks. I keep them safe in the case where its easier to control the humidity.

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I don't know that keeping a guitar/wooden instrument in a case is really that helpful, given that you really can't muck around with the ambient RH in a meaningful way - unless you build a humidity controlled chamber. And even then, every time you remove the instrument from the chamber to play it, or travel with it ,etc, you are possibly exposing it to humidity extremes. I think letting it adjust to the ambient RH might be better.

Caveat - and by that I mean it's important to still take care, and not expose it to real extremes, like leaving it in front of a heat vent, in a hot window, in a car, etc.

I think I mentioned that I have plants in the room and an open bucket of water for passive evaporation. Might not help much either, but it's constant at least.
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Re: Displaying guitars/ guitar stands

Post by HNLim » Sun Feb 10, 2019 3:05 am

I don't think it is a good idea to openly display your guitars unless it is in a proper room or cabinet. I have some issues with several of my guitars even though my area usually has very high humidity. I have since use humidifier and keep my precious guitars in the case.
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Re: Displaying guitars/ guitar stands

Post by Mollbarre » Sat Mar 02, 2019 2:45 pm

HNLim wrote:
Sun Feb 10, 2019 3:05 am
I don't think it is a good idea to openly display your guitars unless it is in a proper room or cabinet. I have some issues with several of my guitars even though my area usually has very high humidity. I have since use humidifier and keep my precious guitars in the case.
I do have them in my "music room". I find keeping an instrument in a case, especially when you're practicing more than one, with limited practice time, is just anti-productive.

Plus, I have straps on 2 guitars. In my limited guitar experience, putting a guitar in a case with a strap on doesn't work - unless maybe, your strap is small and the case is big. My strap is big and the case is small...

My Swingline stand arrived yesterday and I put it together without a problem - good instructions. FWIW, the stand actually looks better in real life than it does on-line. Smaller than I thought - which is good!

Now I need to see if it's practical. :D
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Re: Displaying guitars/ guitar stands

Post by Mike Atkinson » Sat Apr 13, 2019 2:20 pm

Mike Atkinson wrote:
Sat Jan 26, 2019 1:35 am
Those Acoustic Remedy cases are beautiful. One my need to be in my future.
Yes, they are pricey. But, pretty.
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Trying to post the images of my stand, .. facing challenges, Any suggestions will be appreciated.
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Re: Displaying guitars/ guitar stands

Post by Mollbarre » Sat Jul 06, 2019 7:48 pm

I thought I had updated this thread!

The stand looks fine in real life and is absolutely practical.

This is not a good photo, but I m currently too lazy to go take a better one.
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Re: Displaying guitars/ guitar stands

Post by paskin » Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:46 pm

astro64 wrote:
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Search for "Urlacher guitar stands". Collaboration with Sterner who designed the stand originally. The only good-looking guitar stand I have ever seen. But pricy.
Those are gorgeous! But, yes, pricey.

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Re: Displaying guitars/ guitar stands

Post by Bill B » Sun Jul 07, 2019 3:25 am

fast eddie wrote:
Sat Feb 02, 2019 2:38 am
I have been thinking about UV light and it's effect on fading a guitar's finish. I have one guitar that is 40+ years old and shows no signs of fading, but it has been kept in a case this entire time (of course except for taking it out to play each day). Does anyone have any experience with this?
i have a steel string guitar that is a bit more than half that old. about 10 years ago, maybe a bit more, the pick guard peeled off. The finish was fine. I would have gone with no pick guard but the wood under the pick guard was so pale by comparison it was horribly ugly. I believe the sunlight darkened the wood.
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Re: Displaying guitars/ guitar stands

Post by sandgren » Sun Jul 14, 2019 4:33 pm

I never put my guitars in their cases - they should be at hand when I feel like playing.

I bought my first stand for classical guitar in the 70's I believe. It's not a beauty, but it does the job very well, the guitar is secure:
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I've been looking for something like this, but either they take up too much space or have other designs that I don't like.

So I recently bought some like this:
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It doesn't take up too much space, but I don't like the guitar is not as secure as with the old stand. I hope I can avoid accidents :shock:
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Re: Displaying guitars/ guitar stands

Post by Amy Gaudia » Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:19 pm

I think this would be easy to build. Or if you're not into DIY, maybe a friend could build one for you.
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Re: Displaying guitars/ guitar stands

Post by Mollbarre » Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:24 pm

Hmm...just a wee bit different than mine (String Swing) but same idea.

Why do you like this one better?
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Re: Displaying guitars/ guitar stands

Post by Amy Gaudia » Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:32 pm

Oh... I didn't read the posts right and I thought that photo was someone's else's suggestion.

Did you build that? It's great!! It looks very stable and that is what I am most concerned with because I can be clumsy at times...
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Re: Displaying guitars/ guitar stands

Post by Mollbarre » Sun Jul 14, 2019 8:43 pm

No. It was purchased. :)

If you have the skills and the tools, you could easily make one of this type, but since I have neither, it's ultimately a lot less expensive to buy - given some of my past DIY experiences.

Speaking of which; I just purchased a new, inexpensive sewing machine for myself. My old one has had on-going tension issues that aren't worth having repaired - yet again. Consequently, I haven't sewn for a kazillion years, but every now and then I want to custom hem or fit something simple. I'm dreading my first "return to sewing" project...lol. :lol:
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