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First and fore most I want to acknowledge Cgapay and his instructable on how to build a Guitar Stand.  I also want to tip my hat to Take A Stand inc. for my original inspiration. Cgapay answered many of the proportion issues I was grappling with and for this I am eternally grateful.

I chose to go down a slightly different design path on my project.  I hearken to the fine furniture builders of the past and eschew the use of mechanical fasteners in favor of tight fitting joints and glue. I was told once that fine furniture does not have nails or screws in it. Where I need to make a more mechanical connection I will use wooden pins.

Of course it must go without saying that power tools with sharp cutting edges will be used and all appropriate safety measures must be in place.

Bill of materials: 1 pine board, 46"X16" X 3/4"
                                dowels, 1@ 3/4" X 4" 
                                               2@ 3/8" X 2"
                                               1 @ 1/8" X 2"
                                  Glue, PVA
That's about it.

As with many new things I try I tend to make a prototype from cheaper soft woods to get the feel of how it will work, this is no different.  If all works out to my satisfaction I will move on to a wood like maple or oak. Also, I'll fore go the staining and varnishing steps in this Instructable since it is only a prototype.

Thank you for looking and if you have any questions or need more clarification just leave a comment.

 
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Step 1: The tools

Picture of The tools
This is what I chose to use for this project, what is not shown are the different sand papers I used, 80, 100 and 150 grits. About one sheet of each.
emilyshore1 year ago
Gorgeous!
cgapay1 year ago
Great job on this! Glad I could help you figure it out. You do some great work!
Solid Snake2 years ago
Ive spent the last 1 afternoons building this. I finished the arm day one and the base day 2. Last to do is to glue the pieces together and stain it. As I was doing a test to see if the base fit the arm properly, i realized that I put the base up about an inch and a half too high. Tomorrow Im going to have to cut down the arm; should be an easy fix.
Solid Snake2 years ago
Ive spent the last 1 afternoons building this. I finished the arm day one and the base day 2. Last to do is to glue the pieces together and stain it. As I was doing a test to see if the base fit the arm properly, i realized that I put the base up about an inch and a half too high. Tomorrow Im going to have to cut down the arm; should be an easy fix.
pixelguy2 years ago
I see that the design you emulated/copied from www.takeastandinc.com is a patented design. It seems rather inappropriate (and likely illegal) to attempt to sell something that is not your design & property. Just an FYI. Nice job, though.
rimar20002 years ago
B eautiful!

Maybe you can varnish it, for better preserving.
friger (author)  rimar20002 years ago
Thank you, I would but in all honesty I will likely dismantle this one and use it as a template for building a few in hard wood.
That sounds wonderful! If you make a hardwood model, try using some ebony stain and white lacquer for highlights!!
A truly lovely design and you have obviously put a lot of thought into this project. Very nice. My advice is to make lots and sell them to guitar stores.
friger (author)  BigBadgers20012 years ago
Thank you, all I need to do is set a reasonable whole sale price. A dealer needs 100% mark up and I need to cover my costs and make a profit.