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Do you leave your guitar out or put it in the case?

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by aznxtasy341, Jul 13, 2008.

  1. raf

    raf Tele-Afflicted

    May 8, 2007
    Indiana
    On a stand and ready to be played!:D
     
  2. esteban

    esteban Tele-Afflicted

    Age:
    28
    Apr 4, 2007
    Austin, Texas
    I always put my guitar back in the case. I don't like dust...
     
  3. RodeoTex

    RodeoTex Friend of Leo's

    Sep 14, 2005
    Nueces Strip
    A couple of expensive or sentimental ones rarely see the light of day but my beater guitars have all the marks that show how much they are loved.

    One Ventura sat out on the patio
    one night in the rain. The next morning I tried to shake out most of the water and angled a blowdrier in the hole for an hour or so. None the worse for the wear. Great guitars those Venturas.
     
    Last edited: Jul 13, 2008
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  5. Blazer

    Blazer Doctor of Teleocity

    Age:
    40
    Dec 2, 2003
    The Netherlands
    Yup same here, I have a couple of guitars that are "in storage" because I don't play them or because I wasn't able to sell them (Building guitars yourself has a downside when it comes to selling them on.)
     
  6. mistermullens

    mistermullens Poster Extraordinaire

    Jan 3, 2007
    Atlanta Area
    I keep em' out, but then again, I'm down to two electrics. I'll eventually get them on the wall.
     
  7. Spunky99

    Spunky99 Tele-Meister

    Age:
    62
    363
    Feb 1, 2007
    Redondo beach
    I have a special corner that no one goes near. I keep a guitar stand there and that's where my current favorite player sits. All the other guitars stay in their cases.
    In fact, I keep the R7, Firebird and USA Strat in the case no matter what but I mostly play the Highway One and CV Teles anyway.
     
  8. Ricky D.

    Ricky D. Poster Extraordinaire

    Two on the stands, everything else cased.

    I never leave a cord plugged into a guitar on a stand ever since somebody tripped over a cord...wasn't too bad, but it will never happen again!
     
  9. Gary in Boston

    Gary in Boston Friend of Leo's

    Apr 17, 2003
    WALTHAM MA
    I leave mine out on a stand. It's a benign way to relic it.

    Gary
     
  10. Gabriel_GR

    Gabriel_GR TDPRI Member

    Age:
    31
    99
    Oct 28, 2006
    Athens, Greece
    I have only one case for 3 guitars. To carry them outside the house.
     
  11. BillyC

    BillyC Tele-Meister

    404
    Sep 7, 2006
    NC
    I have at least one in every room,some on stands,some in cases,and some even have their own chair.
     
  12. Envelope

    Envelope TDPRI Member

    49
    Jul 1, 2008
    Ontario, Canada
  13. cantolina

    cantolina Tele-Meister

    119
    May 15, 2008
    Bemus Point, NY
    I always have at least one out on a stand, or on a wall hanger....I have wall hangers in every room I might play in....
     
  14. Teledelphia

    Teledelphia Tele-Holic

    500
    Mar 12, 2008
    philadelphia
    I'd love to be able to leave them out on stands, always ready to go, but there's a little too much traffic going through my basement....wife with a laundry basket usually followed by my 85 lb American Bulldog who will never be mistaken for a seeing eye dog:D When I'm done playing they go back in their cases and in the closet.
     
  15. Steffey

    Steffey TDPRI Member

    Age:
    55
    27
    Mar 3, 2008
    Shoreline, WA
    I leave all of my guitars out so they can absorb the vibe of our life!
     
  16. Tim Armstrong

    Tim Armstrong Super Moderator Staff Member

    Age:
    57
    Mar 5, 2003
    Austin, Texas
    Admin Post
    Sometimes they're all in their cases, sometimes one or two are out, right now they're all out except for my acoustic.

    I try to be unpredictable!

    Cheers, Tim
     
  17. robbysturgis

    robbysturgis Tele-Holic

    772
    Oct 24, 2007
    fairfax
    The last one out turns the lights off.
     
  18. ahh, I do have a few that stay in cases unless they are in my hands -
    most specifically my most-beloved acoustic, a '67 Gibson J-200.

    I did knock over my early 70's Les Paul Deluxe.. um, anybody got a good
    repair shop tip in the greater Chicagoland area for one badly cracked LP
    neck fix-up? it's not broken off but it isn't playable either. sad, sad, sad.
    feel free to PM me if anybody's had decent repair work done recently
    and could point me in that direction as well.

    Fenders, they can take a heck of a beating - but knock over a Gibson
    just once and watch the headstock snap right off.

    I've also about five or six more guitars than cases although I've got
    even more gig bags than I do un-cased guitars!
     
  19. outbreak

    outbreak Tele-Holic

    Age:
    28
    706
    Dec 28, 2007
    Australia
    i have some hanging on the wall but my tele is left in a gig bag against my amp. mainly because my rooms very dusty and i didnt want it to end up covered in crap like my other guitars
     
  20. mantszchun

    mantszchun TDPRI Member

    Age:
    28
    24
    Jul 8, 2008
    Hong Kong
    case when i go out and turn off the air conditioner
    it gets really humid at this time of the year over here..
     
  21. CodeBlue

    CodeBlue Tele-Holic

    590
    Sep 21, 2006
    Southen Indiana
    Once I'm done with it for the day, back to the case it goes.
     
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