Electric Guitar Hanger Using Magnet




I thought hanging an electric guitar by the headstock can be stressful for a 4Kg axe.

So I used small neodymium magnets and a stainless steel toothbrush holder as the main base support.  I bought the toothbrush holder sometime ago but it was useless as modern toothbrushes won't fit in the slot.   I've kept it because I love the craftsmanship and didn't expect I'd use it for my guitar.  You can also use 2 drawer glide guide if you can't find a similar item.

You will need

- D10x2mm magnets (which can hold 2kg each)
- superglue
- square fastener
- cellphone skin or protective film
- stainless steel toothbrush holder or drawer rail guide

Putting it together is not too complicated.

You can opt to glue the magnets on to the back metal plate of the guitar or on the fastener only - I prefer this method so I can grab the guitar and use it without any magnets or extra hook that might catch my belt or anything.

*** update 3Nov ***

Found a cool alternative to the toothbrush holder :)  - stainless steel glass holder.  It comes in different sizes.  I got the 12x40mm for my violin project but the length is just right for the electric guitar also.  Just replace the standard screw with a much bigger and longer one for concrete or wood surface.  



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    7 Discussions


    6 years ago on Introduction

    I must be an idiot, but I can't see exactly how this design works. I'm intrigued by the design, but it's just not "clicking"

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    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    The entire weight of the guitar is at the body and is supported by the toothbrush holder. When the guitar is held by the headstock (neck) that portion gets all the stress (IMHO) but others argue if the store hangs the guitar the same way then it must be safe too. Well, if its a museum where the guitars are held much longer then I'd consider it safe :)

    The magnet is only to keep the guitar upright otherwise even if its on a leveled floor it would fall. The magnet alone is also possible but you will need a strong one, like at least 2 pcs of those found in 3.5" hard disk. For permanent display I'd do it like that. But if you need to use the piece once in a while then you will struggle to get it out.

    This design wont be ideal for other electric guitars like Les Paul and acoustics since they don't have a metal plate at the back.



    6 years ago on Introduction

    Great idea ! I wouldn't use so many magnets, though, I would be afraid to mess up the magnetic fields of the ones in the pickups for good :/

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    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    I finally used only 4. It was a struggle for 6 and besides 4 will allow me to still get to the screw to remove the fastener in the future.

    I think there are no electronics near the metal plate of the Strat - not sure - but I tried attracting metal objects from the fretboard and nothing is sticking in ><


    Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

    Indeed! Thanks for stopping by.

    I could use a 1 inch x 1/4 inch square neodymium magnets ($3 each) also. I've tested it already without the toothbrush holder and the guitar is just too difficult to unmount. Maybe for display purposes only this is a good alternative and can make the guitar floating on to the wall.

    Will use the same magnets for an old violin which I'm planning to put just on top of where the electric guitar is. Since the violin is much lighter, I might just use a 3M mounting tape or superglue the magnets onto the violin then use flat head screw onto the same cabinet as target point in lieu of square fasteners and toothbrush holder.