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  1. gervase bucktrout

    gervase bucktrout New Member

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    So at age 60 I got my first Gibson guitar, a lovely looking black (ebony) SG Standard. Though I was disappointed to read in the supplied booklet that Gibson advises not to use A-frame style stands for long periods which threw me surely if the rubber is covered with a natural material it will be safe to use also mentioned something about plasticiser issues with the nitro finish, with this in mind can anyone recommend a decent stand that at least claims is Nitro friendly. Thank you. G.B.
     
  2. Torren61

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    Hercules. Zither stands are nice and classy,
     
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    Chuteboxehero Well-Known Member

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    I've used the Hercules stands for years with quite a few nitro finished guitars and never had an issue.
     
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    Go Nigel Go Well-Known Member

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    Congratulations on your new guitar and welcome to the forum. While there can be potential issues of the materials used in some stands damaging the finish over long periods of use on some guitars, I think your idea of covering the contact points in some sort of thick soft cloth (like a towel for example) should prevent it and allow you to sleep at night. :cheers:
     
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    Yes, that is really annoying to find out. "Buy our stand but dont put your guitar in it unless you want to damage the finish", WTF ? BUT, it will not cost you a dime to put masking tape or by cutting up an old black t-shirt and wrap either of those things around the parts that contact the guitar....thats what I've done. The T-Shirt is the one I prefer. I also got rid of the A frame stands, and use the collared extendable stands instead, better safe.
    Most of my guitars stay in their cases anyway tho.
     
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    I just wrap my stands with socks/rag, not pretty but protects the guitars.
     
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