Wall hang or back to case ?

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  1. smitty_p

    smitty_p Well-Known Member

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    I used to be very committed to keeping my guitars cased up.

    Recently, I made a hanger to hang a few guitars just for a backdrop for pictures and videos.

    I ended up just leaving them out. Most of my guitars are now hanging on the wall in my music room.
     
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    A little off topic, but do the crap rubber pads on all the Snark (and clones) headstock tuners, or the equally crap rubber on all those ugly capos that every country bumpkin seems to keep on their guitar's headstock damage the finish? I honestly don't know, since the aesthetic is so horrible that I don't leave the tuner on longer than needed and only use those hand exerciser capo's to interrogate delivery drivers.
     
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    good to see you @smitty_p
     
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    Thanks, Bid!
     
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    I keep mine in the case, and during the day on the bed (sometimes during night too :naughty:). I'm just way too nervous about someone, somehow, bumping into it... I know it's irrational but hey... Squiers and Epiphones are on stands
     
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    That is discriminatory.
     
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    I go for the wall with confidence. My music room is not that large, and is behind a locked door to ensure my kids don’t have access without me. I would be hesitant to put one of my Gibson’s on a guitar “stand”. But only because they are more likely to get knocked over.

    I took a 1x6 and ripped the edges to a 45 angle and then stained it. Screwed it into the studs and then mounted the Hercules hangers on it. Hanger height is about 6 1/2 feet. High enough they likely won’t get bumped, but if they do they won’t fall like they would on a stand.

    the little bit of extra cleaning never bothered me. Small price to pay for the enjoyment Of looking at them.

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    Efficient dust removal accessory.

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    After leaving them all on a stand, i started playing alot more. So no more hiding them away in their cases :)
     
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    The thing that's bad for me, is not so much the hanger itself. Though some can discolor the finish. And if left too long, can even melt the lacquer. My biggest problem is the temperature and humidity affecting the truss rod adjustment. Also humidity in the frets and metal parts. I set up my guitars to play a certain way. And keeping them in the case keeps them close to how I set them up. Hang em on a wall, and they'll need readjusting in a week.
     
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    I can completely understand that. I really just play in my home, and have a whole home humidity control, so I don’t notice a major difference. I know it does affect the instrument though, as my tuning holds better when stored in a case. But a quick tune and I am off
     
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    I guess I am blessed living in a warm temperate climate. My indoor humidity is controlled and even outdoor seldom goes lower than 40% or higher than 50%. fhfarm.jpg
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    Interesting looking bush you are planting. I'm sure I've seen leaves like those before.
     
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    About wall hanger and if it’s nitro safe , an old t shirt between the hanger and the guitar would solve the issue ?

    by the way thank you all for your answers ! Everythingsg is a great community. Sorry if my post is kinda stupid question , but Sg is my first expensive guitar and the one I wanted to own since I was a child growing up with acdc and Black Sabbath. I just want to make sure that I’ll do anything in order to maintain her properly.
     
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    When I moved to KC, my guitars went crazy. No humidity in winter 50-90. My acoustics are set so low that strings laid on the frets
     
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    A few have mentioned not a good idea to leave them on a nitro finish but ok to tune and then remove it
     
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    D'oh! Why didn't I think of that?

    Denver is crazy dusty compared to every other place I've lived. Guitars get dusty while I'm playing them (literally).

    Back when I only had to clean a few times a year, microfiber cloth was great. But now that I have to do it a few times a week I'm getting sick of the cloth getting snagged on string ends and having to snake the cloth under the strings to get around the pickups and bridge.

    My heartfelt thanks -- you've just made my life a lot easier.
     
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    Sometimes it's the simple things in life ...
     
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  20. JESUSG

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    Only butchers hang their Guitars. Put it in a hard case and it's almost bomb proof.
     
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