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I started to play the guitar when I was 17 on a yamaha acoustic. I had a bohemian partner at the time who taught me Led Zeppelin chords and riffs and from there I progressed on to other music. I had grown up around music ( predominantly classical and some 70's rock ) and my taste had developed towards the more " singer/songwriter" type music with hammer on finger gymnastics . fingerstyle and strumming. And so over time, my lowly Yamaha 6 string became one of many acoustic guitars to grace my house. One became two, became three, became lots......
I discovered vintage classical guitars ala Nick Drake and so accumulated a few of those. and then electric guitars became my thing and I saved up for a iconic and much longed for Les Paul guitar in a turquoise quilted finish.
When I got ill I had to give up work and so spent a lot of time in the house. To keep myself from going bonkers I started to train myself up as a luthier. I had always fixed my own guitars but I wanted to learn how to make them. As I learnt I needed cheapie ebay guitars to take to bits and repair. My collection grew again...
I now have 16 guitars around the house in various guises. I have classical, acoustics, 12 strings, semi-acoustics and some amazing vintage electric guitars. Beautiful as they all are, these things take up serious space when stored in cases all around my (small) house. Some were too lovely to keep hidden away in cases anyway and I wanted them to hand. Enter the guitar stand.
I started with the single stands to hold one focal guitar but then decided that a big stand would be useful for the classicals that I was working on. These guitars could be snapped up for less than £20 sometimes and with some stripping and tweaking could be made to sound incredible. I bought one of the large 5 guitar stands to hold the classicals while I worked on them.
This stand is a space saving device for me. Stable and sturdy, it holds each guitar safely and the thick foam padding ensures a snug fit around the neck. The stand is designed to hold up to 5 guitars but I tend to use it for four at a time. The stand will fit electric or acoustic guitars with ease so there is no faffing about trying to get things to fit into awkward spaces. Bass guitars are no problem for it either (but I only have 2 of those)
The stand is well made and easy to put together. It is of sturdy metal construction with a generous foam padding (deeper than some that I have seen) and rubber feet for security. Very important as the last thing you need is several hundred (or thousand) pounds worth of guitar sliding across the room! It is light enough to move about easily too which is a big bonus for me. The stand is collapsible so it can be moved from room to room or even taken to a gig if you use multiple guitars on stage.
All of the assembly screws and tools needed are included in the package
Holds up to 5 guitars - acoustic, classical, electric or bass.
Foam padding where the guitar meets the stand for protection and snug fit
Non-slip rubber feet ensures stability
Collapsible for easy storage and transport
Easy to assemble, screws and tools included
Product Dimensions 72.4 x 49.5 x 35.6 cm
Item Weight 3.6 Kg
I purchased mine on Amazon for £46.99 + £4.50 UK delivery
This item will last for many years and give me the space saving storage that I need. Plus now that I have the stand I can buy MORE guitars :D
You can never have too many guitars right?
Once you get past the beginner phase & begin to acquire more instruments, a stand such as this may become a necessity as much as anything. The individual stand alone stands can really clutter up a room if you have too many of them, so something like this is a great alternative.
You'll see this kind of stand at the side of the stage at gigs, as it allows you to keep quite a lot of guitars in quite a small space. This stand is for 5 guitars, but I think that is intended for 5 electric guitars, I don't think you'd get 5 acoustics on here (I don't own 5 acoustics personally to test). Because of the thicker bodies on such guitars, you'd probably only get 4 on here.
The base of the stand is fitted with rubber stoppers so you can use it in any kind of room I would think (I have hardwood floors here) & for it's size it's pretty portable, it's pretty light so you can move it around if need be. There are foam sections at the bottom & around the neck holder for each guitar, meaning your precious guitars should be pretty well protected on here.
It's a self assembly stand so it comes in bits, but putting it together shouldn't be an issue, took me about 10-15 minutes & was quite straight forward.
There are more expensive guitar stands available, but this definitely serves it's purpose I think, I've never had a problem & would happily recommend it.
Guitar Rack: 5 Guitar Stand
Due to my son's bedroom looking more like a guitar warehouse, I decided to buy this Guitar rack that holds up to five guitars, acoustic or electric or a mixture of both. My son currently has two acoustic and two electric guitars all of which fit nicely on this rack with enough room for another guitar, so they are correct in saying the stand is for five guitars. I mentioned this because you can never be too sure on the actual size of something until you have it built up in front of you, to be tested by yourself. However I personally think that five acoustics would struggle to fit on this rack, but a mixture of both works just fine.
The guitar rack arrived in lots of bits that had to be assembled; these bits were lightweight steel tubes, sprayed black. instructions were included and all the bits I'd need to put it together, well I say all the bits when really it was missing a couple of the screws that were needed but I managed to compromise on the screws because some were not really needed in other places on the rack, which was lucky because some of the holes for the screws didn't quite match up anyway. I could angle the rack to suit the guitars that it would be holding, both the base and the back could be tilted and the back raised if necessary to accommodate all the guitars. The base is foam padded protecting the bottom of the guitars as are the individual parts at the top of the rack which protects the top of the neck and headstocks of the guitars. It does actually do a good job of protecting the guitars from being banged or knocked on the rack. It has four rubber stoppers on the feet of the rack so would be suitable for any floor type. My son has carpet tiles in his bedroom and the stand sits perfectly well on his floor.
The measurements of the guitar rack are: Width: 41cm Minimum Height: 73cm Maximum Height: 87cm Distance between neck rests: 6.4cm 6mm thick foam Overall Depth: 40.5cm Length of two rear feet: 7.5cm which is a nice neat little size that fits snugly in the place where we have stood it, holding the guitars in place. This rack has made a real difference to the amount of space my son now has in his bedroom. The rack is also very light, minus guitars of course but even with the guitars on it I can still easily move it for hovering etc. It looks very neat and shows his guitars off a treat.
I would recommend this guitar rack, more so if you are on a budget because although it looks okay and does the job, it is obvious to me that it has been cheaply made and I also think it could be a little sturdier than it is, it probably would have been sturdy enough had all the holes for the screws matched up. But as we don't have any intention of moving it around all the time I'm quite happy with it, as is my son. I paid £18.99 for this guitar rack from Amazon but it is currently selling for £17.99. The guitar rack is available in 3 sizes, 3 guitars 5 guitars and 7 guitars, the prices vary according to which size you require.
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