Have you ever used a walk up guitar holder?

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  1. TheGoodTexan

    TheGoodTexan Moderator Staff Member Ad Free Member

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    I want one of these to hold an acoustic guitar. But they're $300 at Sweetwater and Musician's Fiend. THREE HUNDRED DOLLARS?!? What the what? Why is that stand so expensive? Just for reference, it is the most expensive single guitar stand on both of their sites.

    What about making one? I wonder the best way is to make a piece that would naturally attach to an existing quality boom or stand?



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    get you some 2x4's, plywood and a jigsaw and make one yourself.
     
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    They used to make one in the 80s that went on a Cymbal stand. Not sure if they still do.
     
  5. TheGoodTexan

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    Well heck yes. That looks terrific. I looked at some of the other views of it on Google images, and it looks like it would even be better than the one that cradles the guitar from the bottom... it's just holding it like a regular strap.

    Thanks @Shuster ! I think I'll click go on one and give it a whirl.
     
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    Hell, ya might as well get a setup like Junior Brown has..
     
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    I worked a Stanley Jordan show years ago, he was using snare drum stands for his walk-up guitar stands. He had one guitar strapped on, and two more on stands, set up so he could tap on all three at the same time, while rocking his feet on eight, count 'em, eight optical volume pedals.

    So anyway, borrow a snare drum stand and see if you can make it work. You'll have to modify it to get the right height, or marry it to some other piece of drum hardware like a cymbal stand, but if you can get it to grip the guitar the way you like, the rest is easy. And that's a lot cheaper than $300.
     
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    One of the phil mcknight videos had a wood 'walk up stand' like this, I thought he said it was fairly inexpensive. I didn't pay too much attention because I use wall hangers and view stands as guitar knickers -- easy for kids and dogs to knock em over and knick 'em.


    Edit: found the video, the oak version is $100
    https://zitherusa.com/collections/s...tand-wooden-guitar-stand?variant=640722403343


    Or build one ...



    I had built a dozen of these from plywood for a small guitar show I took a bunch of the fleet to sell off.
    From experience, the height of the back and the lip at the bottom short leg are important for slippery Strats.



    https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=wood+guitar+stand


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    I remember Neil Schon using one in Journey, it was actually very cool. I've always wanted one, like for a 12 string intro or something. Didn't know they were that expensive. I'd try to make one.
     
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    I like where you're going with that line of thinking... but I'll be playing bass, and then walking up to play a Nashville-strung acoustic from time to time.
     
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    All of those are for display. I'm needing one for perforce position.
     
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