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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.

Step 1: 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.
<p>Stained, and the Guitar i made it for hangs nice. Again Great project...</p>
<p>Great design. Since the photo's i have added a couple of feet to the front two feet at the front, just to rake it back a bit more. This is for one of my Acoustics, but it hold's my LP nicely too. Not sure whether to stain it, varnish it or just leave it plane?</p>
<p>Great design and awesome step-by-step instructions. I made 2 modifications to mine. I strengthened the way the stand holds the guitar neck by drilling holes all the way through the large 3/4&quot; dowel and sanded the 3/8&quot; dowels to blend in with the large dowel shape. Similarly, I drilled a hole all the way through for the smallest 1/8&quot; dowel. This way I didn't need a drill press to measure exactly how deep to make the holes. See photos.</p><p>Drill bits as large as 3/4&quot; tend to be pretty expensive; a cheaper alternative would be to use spade bits. See photos.</p>
<p>Well done!</p>
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 &amp; property. Just an FYI. Nice job, though.
what a tool. did he say he was selling them? he just made one. good job on the stand mate.
Gorgeous!
Great job on this! Glad I could help you figure it out. You do some great work!
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.
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.
B eautiful!<br><br>Maybe you can varnish it, for better preserving.
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!!<br>
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.
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.

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