Will wall hanging an SG stress the head stock?

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  1. fos1

    fos1 Active Member

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    I recently installed wall hangers in my music room. Considering that SGs can break their head stock with rough treatment, will hanging an SG by the head stock in a wall mount cause damaging stress over time?

    I know wall hangers are common in stores and other venues but that doesn't mean it is the best practice.

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    No. Slamming it against the wall, floor or ceiling, allowing your idiot in-laws to use it for a croquet mallet or trying to pry open the storm cellar door, yes.
     
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    Hanging it removes some stress from the headstock. There is about 40kg of tension from the strings, and you counter about 4kg of that by hanging it.
     
  4. fos1

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    Thank you. That relieves my worries.

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    I have all my guitars hanging on the wall as I find stands take up to much room and are more prone to getting knocked over "I have a six year old". I have a black all American 1 sg that I've had since I was 18 I'm now 40 and have never had a problem with a wall hanger. I hate stands lol.
     
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    I just lean mine up against the amp so they don’t get any stress on their delicate little necks.


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  9. Dagger

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    Lean it against the amp oh the horror lol "I bet we all have a story about what happens next slide bang crack" "Right on AngelDeVille my screen was just oozin with sarcasm" I should have been more clear I hang guitars at home. Although I dislike stands I'll use them for gigs or just keep guitars in their cases when not in use. But at home they go up on the wall I find I like having them within reach. I haven't stored guitars in their cases in years they need to be played! And good on ya AngelDeVille "lean it against the amp" well crafted sarcasm not easily done through a screen i actually felt that one I applaud you Sir!
     
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    Absolutely no issues with this

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    My 10 pounds LP hung for so long on a hook, that it now has a long scale.
     
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    Only drawback to hanging guitars is dust.

    I used to hang a lot of my guitars, but dust would settle on them (particularly on/in the bridges) so I would place shirts over the bodies. That unsightly look of a shirt on a guitar was defeating the purpose of displaying my beautiful guitars.

    Now my guitars all stay in cases (in winter with humidifiers in the cases).
     
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    One of the SGs hanging here is the heaviest in the group, one of the LPs is the lightest. I'll report back if any stretch!:naughty:
     
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    A most enjoyable thread.

    Thanks for a worry wart....
     
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    Solution ...

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    I'm not a big fan of resting a nitro finish on any neoprene stand or hanger myself after experiencing the pain of the foam sucking the pigment from the finish. Perhaps age and hardening reduce the possibility but I no longer take the chance.
     
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    Absolutely right. I glued some towelling around the forks of my hangers to make sure nothing touches.
     
  19. NMA

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    Yeah, but then we are told that neoprene slowly oozes off a gas that will damage your finish and wrapping it with a towel is not a barrier for that gas.

    I do recall a guitar of mine having marks where the headstock came into contact with the neoprene arms of a wall hanger. I just cleaned and waxed them away, but I also no longer used a wall hanger for that guitar.
     
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    More than ten years and I see no sign of surface damage from outgassing. I'm sure that is just someone being extra careful.
     

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