Instructables

5 guitar stand out of PVC

Picture of 5 guitar stand out of PVC
This guitar stand is based on a number of other stands found on this site. Additions I have made include two back support beams, and extra guitar slot and other minor modifications. Each slot is wide enough for an acoustic and low enough for electrics to rest comfortably.

Total Cost < $20 so cheap and good-looking. I might decide to spray paint it black...

Apologize for some darker pictures...
 
Remove these adsRemove these ads by Signing Up

Step 1: Materials

A. All the cuts of PVC pipe were cut from 3 10' lengths
  1. 2 32" cuts
  2. 2 20.5" cuts
  3. 2 20" cuts
  4. 2 12" cuts
  5. 4 9" cuts
  6. 5 6" cuts
  7. 2 5.5" cuts
  8. 6 5" cuts
  9. 2 3.5" cuts
  10. 4 2" cuts
B. 18 "T" connectors

C. 6 caps

D. 2 3 way connectors? not sure what the formal name for these is...

E. Pips insulation (9 feet was more than enough)
Srelio663 years ago
OK! First off, a couple of the parts you used in the final product wern't listed in "materials list". Secondly, I went to Lowes and Home Depot and couldn't find anything close the the mysterious 3 directional piece that holds the two end neck rests! Also (just as a heads up if you ever post anymore DIY stuff) YOUR INSTRUCTIONS ARE RIDICULOUSLY HARD TO UNDERSTAND!!! Maybe they sounded right to you when you were typing them but they really don't make a whole lot of sense when your reading them and trying to put something together!
Also, for the base, you said in your instructions to use 4" pieces on both sides.......WHAT 4" PIECES!!!! Read your Materials List! THEIR NOT THERE!!!!
I'm really sorry but for future reference please proof read your posts before posting them, and be a little bit more detail oriented when giving instructions! :)
is PVC glue recommended?
hvandenberg (author)  greendayallday3 years ago
Yes by al means if youd rather your stand stay together once you put 5 guitars on it haha. Primer first then cement it up.
exlxaxd4 years ago
Nice work man! Love it! Any thoughts on making one of these out of metal pipe? It seems to me that PVC could be a bit flimsy for the needs of many gigging musicians. I'm thinking your design could easily be modified to use metal piping though. Looks like a lot of fun, so I might have to give it a try. Come to think of it, a metal version of this would probably benefit from being collapsible in some way... but I digress. This is just a really awesome, simple design. Thanks for sharing!
hvandenberg (author)  exlxaxd4 years ago
Metal would make it more stable but heavier as well, so if you wanted it to be collapsible, and therefore portable, I would rather have it made out of a lighter pvc pipe than metal. However, if you're interested in keeping it stationary, metal is definitely a more stable material, though it is not unstable with pvc. Thanks for the input!