This guitar stand is convenient when you're bringing you guitar around places, being able to fit in your bag.
Step 1: Design: Basics
This stand is composed of 4 parts: 2 back rests, and 2 arms at the bottom of the stand. This stand ensures that the body of the guitar remains stable, with the neck freely facing upwards.
I did this project in VCarve Pro, to be cut-out using a CNC machine.
I personally used 18mm MDF to make sure that the parts and joints are solid enough to keep the guitar standing, but anything thick or strong enough to hold up a guitar and hold friction joints well should do.
Step 2: Design: Back Rest
The most fundamental part of a guitar stand.
It should be around as long as your own guitar's main body, or it should be at least 300 mm tall.
For the connecting joint between both of them, the slopes at the back will be holding the two back rests together. They should be around 30 to 45 degrees to make room for the guitar to eventually sit on.
Step 3: Design: Arms
These arms will keep the guitar from moving in place by maintaining its angle on the backrest with a lip.
The angle of the lip isn't too important, but I recommend it to be around 30 degrees.
Joining this with the back rest will use simple male and female slots to hold them in place, but make sure those are tight enough.