Having a guitar can be all fun and games until you have nowhere to store it. Should you just hide it, leave it in plain sight, or put it in a corner where its in risk of getting in the way? Might as well just have a stand for it to be displayed when not in use. This is a constant problem that me and some of my friends have as we do not know where to store it safely.
To add variety, it can become a mic stand as well. At my house, there is a lot of singing and karaoke, that there are multiple mics and one mic stand. By adding this, it is more convenient.
This project consists of simple materials found in the house such as:
3/4" PVC pipes
3/4" PVC pipe connectors (i.e. 90 degree, Tee, Cross)
Old detachable mic holder (Something I had in the tool shed)
And tools such as:
Step 1: Creating the Base
The base of the stand is a tilted platform to where the guitar can just lie back in its place without falling forward, securing its place.
When cutting the pipes to the right base, some tools need to be in hand. A saw was used to cut through the marks measured on the pipes. Remember, practice safety with a pair of goggles and gloves as plastic can fly out.
It is consisted of 5 tee connectors and 2 elbow connectors, holding everything in place. The pipes should give the length of around 9" left to right. The pipes going front to back are a little larger, around 10". To connect the tee to the elbow connector, cut around 1 inch of pipe to place in between.
The front part is a 9" pipe connected by the sides of a tee connector. Above that, the tees directly connect to the elbow going back, where it is going back 10" from the front. The back is a pattern of a tee, then a 3.5" cut, tee, 3.5", and then another tee.
Step 2: The Mount
The mount in the middle is the center section in which the guitar's neck lays back upon. It is raised up by a pipe that is 2' in length. Instead of making a simple rest the shape of a U, it is extended out so the guitar won't hit the pipe going up.
This is using a mix of a cross for the middle connecting to tees. In between the tees is a 4" pipe It then extends out 3", ending with a cap.
Above extends another PVC pipe of 2' in length.
Step 3: Connecting Both Pieces
Both pieces have open holes for a pipe to get connected to. The pipe used is 2 feet. If you want a tighter fit and do not want the risk of the pipes loosening up, you can use a mallet to hammer the pieces closer and tighter.
Step 4: Topping With the Mic
The mic holder I had was from a broken old mic stand. It was old and it didn't have a use until now. With the 3/4" size pipe, the mic holder had an exact fit inside the PVC, which turned out to be pretty convenient. If you do not have a mic holder to top it off, there are also some alternatives at the store to buy.
Step 5: Finish It Off
Connect the top part of the mic to the guitar stand part and voila, you're done!
While connecting the pieces together in the end, use some foam on the parts where the guitar will be on as it can damage the paint and slide the guitar. The foam can be wrapped and taped around providing support. Also, if you want to make it seem more appealing when actually using it for a performance, spray painting it black is always a good option as it makes it look more professional.
Overall, this is a cool display for your instrument and a mic, not causing some obstruction in the way. This will also help organizing the guitar problem of just being in plain sight.