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Introduction: Guitar Stand

About: I live on the east coast of Canada, (New Brunswick). I have been tinkering and building things all my life and still manage to learn something new and exciting every day.

This guitar stand is made from laminated red oak. I built it to hold my new guitar. I didn't like the look of commercial stands so I began designing my own. The curves were done using the lamination method, so no steam was needed.  I also have since added an oak gate to replace the elastic band. The unit doesn't really need the gate but 2 toddlers with a fascination for my guitar required I do something  to prevent them from accidentally knocking it over. It is finished it with about 4 coats of a semi gloss verithane. 

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    30 Discussions

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    fsteddie
    fsteddie

    4 years ago on Introduction

    This is probably the coolest guitar stand I have ever seen. If you were to manufacture more stands, how much would you charge? I really love your stand, Eddie, from Weston, Ontario, Canada.

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    justonbeyer
    justonbeyer

    5 years ago

    Great stand you did an amazing job will you ever do a tutorial?

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    jdodds1
    jdodds1

    6 years ago on Introduction

    Now that's what I call a cool guitar stand. Beautiful.

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    TruthHunter
    TruthHunter

    7 years ago on Introduction

    Shouldn't guitar stand should have a wide enoug stance so that if it is knocked over, the guitar doesn't collide with the floor? I wish you had put a t least one picture without the Guitar so we could see how you made the base support. With good wood so expensive its nice to see maximum use with minimum wood.

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    friger
    friger

    Reply 7 years ago on Introduction

    The base is sufficiently wide that to knock it over would take such a collision that no stand could prevent the fall. I can post you a pic of just the base support as soon as an opportunity presents its self.

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    freeza36
    freeza36

    7 years ago on Introduction

    Hey can anyone help me out here?
    https://www.instructables.com/answers/Guitar-opinion/

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    ninetailjake
    ninetailjake

    8 years ago on Introduction

    i'm not going to use wood but i am going to use a silicone mold, resin, and fiberglass like the portal gun at volpin props to shape the plastic around my foot.

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    friger
    friger

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    Glass would work, watch the heat build up and you should have no problems.

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    achong0
    achong0

    8 years ago on Introduction

    how did you get the curve in the wood for your feet?

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    friger
    friger

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    Each leg is 1/2 the shape of a wishbone. I was able to cut the shapes from solid stock that was only about 4 inches wide.

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    achong0
    achong0

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    oh ok, thanks, I was going to suggest maybe you heated up some pine or something and then moulded it while it was hot and wet. That takes a lot of meffort though lol. I think it depends on how enthusiastic you are feeling and how you want to get the materials to look.

    Cheers
    :)

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    ninetailjake
    ninetailjake

    8 years ago on Introduction

    could i use that neck holder design for my long fall boot prototype?

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    friger
    friger

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    I have absolutely no idea what that is so my answer would be hell yes.

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    friger
    friger

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    It is a Beaver Creek. They go for about $250.00 Canadian and have a sound like a $500.00 git. I play with a big group and have compared it to Gibsons, Tackaminies and any number of Yamahas, it has consistently performed as well and in many cases out performed these others (including the Gibson).

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    piperjon
    piperjon

    8 years ago on Introduction

    What is this "lamination method" of which you speak? I thought surely you steamed and bent the wood, which, by the way, would have been impressive enough. But to find out that this is a no-steam method, I'm now doubly impressed! The sumptuous curves you created are stunning, and my guitar collection would be EVER so happy to be happily seated in a whole set of these. I'd love to hear more! - Pj

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    friger
    friger

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    Thank you for your kind words. While I do enjoy steam bending wood, the lamination method is very reliable if you want consistent results. It is, simply put, making plywood. I used 1/8" thick by 1 1/2" wide slats of wood stacked up to the desired thickness. These are then coated in glue and bent over a form. After being held in place with about 5 thousand clamps (I'm kidding, I only used about 20) until the glue sets the part is ready for machining.

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    Terry2030
    Terry2030

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    Your guitar is great. It really looks very elegant and would go well with my 2 guitars. Where are the pictures of your "work in progress" ?