Wall Mounted Guitar Holders

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  1. JohnnySG

    JohnnySG New Member

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    Dear All,

    I'm UK Based and I'm looking to hang some of my guitars on my studio wall. I was wondering if anyone had any recommendations as to suppliers/manufacturers of these stands that are available in the UK? The guitars in question are a Gibson SG Standard, SG Special, SG R1 and an Epi SG (along with various other 'unmentionable' ones....!)

    Thanks for any advice
     
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    I bought a bunch of tool hangers from Homebase - the kind that have a u-shape and a biggish screw for winding into the wall. With these, like most, you need to cover them with some cloth to prevent the plastic touching the nitro lacquer.
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    Should have said. Don't try these plasterboard. My walls are brick.
     
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  4. JohnnySG

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    Thanks donepearce - I'll have a look at these. The rear walls of my studio are solid wood boarding so they should be OK.
     
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    I've been using these Hercules hangers for years on all my nitro guitars. They don't harm the finish, the arms flip up to keep the guitar in place, and they adjust for different headstock shapes.

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    That looks great beerbelly. I wonder if these are available over here in the UK.

    Just checked - THEY ARE!
     
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    I also use these mounts, they work perfect! No concerns on strength or guitar finish.

    I made myself a nice backing board to mount all my Hercules on. This is a great way to class it up a bit, and also ensure you can center your guitars where you want despite where the studs might be
     
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    I use the tool hooks as well Don. You are correct in warning about the reaction with the coating and nitro lacquer! (Don't ask how I know).
    Also with some guitars, they may need to be bent a little wider to fit well.
     
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    I've had these "fretrest" for several years now. I think they just are offered under "proline" now. Never had an issue with finish damage, the mounting is solid and reasonably priced.
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    String Swing
     
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    I just bought a heap of cheapies off ebay. I think they were about $24 AUD for 8? I seem to remember them only costing about $2.50 ish a piece by 8's. Like others have said, it's not recommended to mount them to plasterboard (although I suppose you could with toggles). It was the cheapest solution I could find at the time. They may have gone up a bit over the years.

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    I bought extra's plus some threaded rod, hollow pipe and nuts from the hardware as I was going to try and extend them with a swivel to hang the guitars at an angle to save on space. But never got around to it - yet.
     
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  13. JohnnySG

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    Thanks for all the replies Gents :)
     
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    Here is a photo of my set up I referred to above. Can’t say anything bad about the Hercules

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    keep us posted with what you go with and how it turns out
     
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    Been using String Swing for years without any issues. They are anchored to studs behind the drywall.

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    String Swing.
    Most likely available in the UK, affordable, they work and won't damage any finish.

    I had guitars hanging all over my music room. Looked great....but I took all wall hangers down after a year or so. Problem was dust. The dust got on all the guitars, particularly in the bridges. After a few months I was placing shirts over the hanging guitars. That made zero sense...what's the point of hanging guitars when you can't even see them? So I took down the hangers and keep my gear dust free in cases.


    However, if you do want your guitars hanging, definitely screw a beam as below into the wall studs and then screw the guitar hangers into that horizontal piece of wood as pictured below. That's the way to do it. Guitars will never rip out of the wall and because of that wood beam you can space your guitars the way you want them (guitars don't have to be hung 16 inches apart just to catch the wall studs).

    This is the way to do it:

     
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    NMA Well-Known Member

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    If you look around the net, there is a manufacturer that makes guitar hangers in which you can hang your guitar horizontally. I can't remember the name of the company, but years ago I gave them a try and hung my Rocky up. Perhaps you'll want to go this way:

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    @NMA, I am more interested in that Guitar than the hanger... :thumb: What is that???? Of course it is some sort of modified Strat, but what's the story there? is it a "one off" or a copy of something famous I should probably know about? It looks like a guitar with a history at any rate.
     
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    https://extrachill.com/2020/12/george-harrison-rocky-guitar-history.html
     
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