Simple Elegant Guitar Stand

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I designed this guitar stand to be universal and really simple:

  • no glue
  • no screws
  • no nails
  • just one piece of wood.

In this case I used a board of oak wood, 25mm thick, about 22 cm wide and about 38 cm long.

You can use the template I made and modify it to change the size. I found that a corner of 9º works best on all acoustic guitars, I haven't tried an electric guitar yet tho.

If you decide to make your own I would love it if you'd send me a picture of it at stand@lennartdemeij.com

Step 1: Transfer the Template Onto Your Board

I printed my tempate on an A4 sized piece of paper and punched holes in it on interesting points so I could draw inside those holes on the wood.

Step 2: Drill Two Holes

Then I drilled two holes with a drill having the same diameter as the thickness of the board (in my case 25 mm).

I wanted to keep the holes round and just off center to ensure a snug fit.

Step 3:

I used a fine saw to work inwards from the hole to be able to make the middle cut. This did require some patience however :-)

Step 4:

I first completed the middle cut to keep the structural integrity intact whilst working on the other hole and finally the last two cuts to finish the guitar stand!

Then I tried to fit the pieces together, sanded, tried again, sanded some more and then the stand was finished!

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KS2004

6 months ago

cool

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mejones645

2 years ago

add the non hook side of sticky velcro so as to not scratch guitar

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gfry

3 years ago

Nice!

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JoanneE5

3 years ago

My fiance' is making this tonight.

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WandersonA3

3 years ago

Perfeito Farei vários pra deixar na igreja, é simples e elegante.

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Corasaurus Rex

3 years ago

This is great! and the fact that its your frist Instructable I hope you do great I voted for you good luck.

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cammers

3 years ago

Very nice, simple, functional. I think I will make one.

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jeanniel1

3 years ago

We have a metal guitar stand, and it's hopeless. The guitar keeps tipping over sideways. I can see how this design would work with the curve of the bottom of the guitar in keeping it upright. Also can scale it down for a ukelele, too! Elegant

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lennartdemeijjeanniel1

Reply 3 years ago

great idea! if you make a ukelele version, please share a pic with us here! :-)

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UpCycleLivin

3 years ago

this is perfect. thanks for sharing this. I'm going to give this a try.

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jetpower

3 years ago

Really nice "Why didn't I think of this?" design!

You also might like to check out the Nomadic Furniture books by Papanek & Hennessey. I still use its slot-together desk, many decades after making it in my college's woodworking work (see below for original drawing).

Nomadic_Furn_desk.jpg
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westislip

3 years ago

What an excellent idea for a unique gift. Would you please furnish the dimensions?? I intend to make a template so I can make several units as gifts. Once I can make one template, all I have to do is trace it and cut the un its on my band saw. Thanks.

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Chenkzr

3 years ago

A clever idea. Only one question: is the front coated with something to prevent scratching the instrument ???

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srutkowskiChenkzr

Reply 3 years ago

Adhesive weatherstripping would do the trick.

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tensegrityChenkzr

Reply 3 years ago

You could just stick some little felt pads on there, like for the bottom of furniture legs. Eight pads total would be good--four at the farthest points of contact and then two each at the interior right angles.