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i have quite a collection of guitars and i have found the best way to store them safely and also display them beautifully is with the help of these wall brackets. previously i had kept them in gig bags and hardcases where they'd take up a great deal of extra space and more often than not get bumped and damaged.
they are very simple to install. the pack comes with 3 screws to fix the bracket to the wall securely. once attached to the wall you can feel how sturdy these things are. the guitar neck simply sits on the bracket and holds firmly in place. simple and safe.
i've had mine up for 2 years and they're still as solid as ever. it's showing no signs of coming away from the wall or any wear and tear. in my opinion a solid investment for any guitar lover. it certainly does the job and you can pick them up for less than a tenner! excellent.
I am very proud of my Guitar collection and since I moved into a flat with a second bedroom which does not get used I decided to make that my music room. I wanted to display my guitars to not only have my only little haven but for ease do I didn't have to bother placing them in and out of bags every time I wanted to play. So I came across these online for only £7.99 and bought a couple and have had a very positive experience!
Basically these are little black metallic hooks which are around the size of a lid on a jam jar. They have two prongs protruding and from getting them out of the pack you will notice how well constructed it felt. It certainly feel heavy giving you the confidence of mind this device is strong enough to hold your prized possession.
It takes three screws to affix them to the wall and you need to be aware of the usual procedures of hanging anything before getting them up. You only get the screws so anything additional you will have to purchase as an extra.
Within seconds you will have it up and it feels sturdy on the wall and as aforementioned you will have no qualms with putting your guitar on board. The guitar neck slides into the clipper and holds just behind the tuning neck. Firm and solid in place.
It hands perfectly and I had had no issues so far in terms of either pulling off the wall, damage to the guitar etc. It is easy to pull in and out on the wall and works a darn treat!
My daughter has a rather pretty (pink) guitar stand which looks great in her bedroom, the problem is that since starting guitar lessons at school she now has two instruments to store; her own electric guitar and an acoustic one which the school loaned her. While the stand is excellent, there are now six people in our house so there's only a finite amount of room for floor standing objects. I found these hooks (for want of a better word) on Amazon and they looked ideal, especially as they come in packs of two so Alice could use these exclusively if the actual guitar stand starts getting in the way.
They are such a simple idea; a large neoprene coated hook attached to a circular backing plate. You fit the plate to the wall and *hey presto* you have the perfect solution to storing your guitars without claiming precious floor space.
The downside is that they are not supplied with screws, so you'll need to source these and rawl plugs yourself. I found it irrationally annoying actually that the screws were not included and this annoyance didn't improve of seeing the manufacturers explanation for not putting them in, as there are apparently "numerous different surfaces" suitable for attaching these hangers so it wasn't possible to supply fixings. Surely though whatever surface you're going to put them on they'll still need screws, so this is a very distinct cost saving exercise (read: cop-out) in my opinion.
Once attached to the wall (three screws per hanger) you simply lift the guitar and place the neck onto the hooks, allowing it to dangle but be fully supported. The neoprene will protect the neck of the guitar, apparently there are other cheaper guitar hangers on the market but a basic plastic covered hook may damage the delicate finish of your instrument. It definitely feels soft and supple to the touch, and upon inspecting Alice's guitar this morning I can tell you there is no damage or scratching caused by the hooks at all. A minor miracle considering just how clumsy Alice can be at times!
When the hooks first went up I was a bit concerned at how far away from the wall the guitars were hanging, there's no way to bring them any closer in so you'll just have to get used to it. For aesthetic purposes I would have preferred the guitars to be more flush to the wall, but even as far away as they are the hooks will still hold the guitar securely with no danger of them falling.
We had one minor issue when Alice first started using these hangers, and that was the fact that her electric guitar has a slim line neck which meant the hooks were touching the tuning knobs (I know that's probably the wrong word, but!). Mark had the brainwave of pinching them closed slightly which has worked a treat, he used a pair of chunky pliers and worked very carefully to avoid damaging the neoprene coating.
I absolutely recommend these inexpensive guitar hangers if you're looking for a way of storing and/or displaying your guitars. As I mentioned, Alice uses a stand for the main guitar she is using at the time but the second wall hanger has been used to keep her Guitar Hero guitar off the floor which has not only freed some space up but also stops her three year old sister constantly tripping over the wire!
£9 from Amazon.