This is my first Instructable and as customary I am just mentioning it. This is another guitar stand made of pvc. I have to admit I built it some time ago but I thought I would share with the community here. It's very simple, so instead of buying more pvc I took mine apart and documented the reconstruction.

Step 1: The design

There are other guitar stands on this site, but I wanted to design mine into a condensed, short and light stand that was sturdy at the same time. Triangles have the properties I was looking for so the design is based on such shape.
<p>I was skeptical this would not tip over after making it because it leans forward, but is solid as a rock. Thanks for sharing.</p>
You can spray paint if you use Krylon Fusion. It is formulated for plastics. I have used it for a couple years now and it even stays on in saltwater. (it's completely safe after it cures)
hi,<br /> where did you get your cross-fitting?<br /> i can't seem to find it anywhere.<br />
i have a 5 string peavey grind BXP bass and when i made this stand for it, it wouldnt hold my bass, its good for an &quot;even&quot; body instrument, like your stratocaster, but for &quot;uneven&quot; bodys, it will tip over. what i did was add a 16 inch extension for the neck and added a neck holder to the end of the 16 inch extension so it kind of looked like this:<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; |o|=| |=|o|<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; | |<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; 16 inch ---&gt; &nbsp; | |<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; | |<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; | |=| |=| | &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; | |===| | &lt;--original without 16 in <br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; | |&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; | |&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; | |&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; | |&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; extension and neck<br /> &nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; | |== ==| |&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; | |====| |&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; holder<br /> <br /> and i made it extend 5/8&quot; in the short end of the X base., after it was perfect for my bass guitar.<br /> <br /> other than that, its a great instructable, nicely illustrated and great verbal directions. i give it 5 robots out of 5<br />
the last step, you mention making a Guitar Hero Stand. will this stand work with a Guitar hero guitar or only a regular "real" guitar. also, for the GH stand you show in the last picture, was that made with the same sized pieces as the ones you listed, or did you use different sized pieces?
This stand will work with GH guitars but I would use the 1/4" pipe. I have only seen it at Lowes and it's listed as hot/cold PVC and it is beige. I'm not sure if they have cross fittings for that size but they should. Mine uses the 1/4" pipe for GH. I still kept my GH stand simple since those guitars aren't heavy. I uploaded new pictures to the last step so you can see it.
sounds sort of like 1/2" CPVC. Thats what i would use for a guitar hero stand. I don't know why its listed as 1/2" though, it is actualy like 3/8" I think. It would be a good size for guitar hero. The total amount of pipe is an inch short of 4 feet (I'm pretty sure) for any one who wants to know the total amount of pipe they need.
i wonder if I cant find the cross fitting in my part of d world, any idea 2 modify it abit 2 not use d cross fitting?
Looks pretty cool. I made my own too:<br/><br/><a href="http://www.instructables.com/id/Multiple-guitar-stand-made-out-of-an-old-computer-/">http://www.instructables.com/id/Multiple-guitar-stand-made-out-of-an-old-computer-/</a><br/>
wow, that's really cool! neat to have on stage, that way you dont have to have one of thoes big ones and it can be packed up and deassembled and whatever, i want to make one...
This looks great... I may have to try it soon. I always have guitars on floors and couches so this could help me clear my house up a bit ! :D PS. I have the RP50 and I'm not the biggest fan. Any tips to get some good tones out of it?
if you use the edit button you can change the sound of the effects. look at the instructions they help alot, i was able to get eddie van halen guitar sound out of it.
Another color option without painting would be to look for the grey pvc pipe used for electrical conduits. PVC pipe can be found on the internet ranging from clear to black. There may be stores in your area that carries colored PVC pipe.
i have pretty much the same fender strat that you do, cept mine has a double humbucker for the bridge pick up, it has the same paint job and everything, and the tremolo bridge.
this is like those travel stands
<h2> TRIANGLES</h2>dont yer just love em!<br/>brilliant idea by the way<br/>
Thanks guys. I do love triangles. 3 is like a perfect number.
Can you use it to hold acoustic guitars?
YES! I just fetched an acoustic I picked up on a trick to Mexico to test it. I was going to suggest to make the tubes on the base a little longer and that would had worked, but you can use the same lenghts I did and have the guitar stand completely vertically and it looks great. Just don't forget to use the foam or other type of cushion to protect your guitar. I will update with pictures when I get more time.
Cool! Cheap and good looking
cool, simplistic idea for a guitar stand. nice work!

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