Guitar Room ideas

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  1. studio1087

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    The leather benches in the center of the room are actually storage benches, they open like a treasure chest or a toy chest. I like them because they have no armrests that will interfere with my arms when I’m playing. I also like drum thrones for the same reason. I think the big one was about $120 at target and I think the small one was $100. They are filled with cables and adapters and cords and all of the stuff that would normally clutter the room. They are great for sitting and playing and they really hide a mess of cables.
     
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    It depends on the size of the room. My gear is mainly in an alcove of our bedroom and due to GAS became a limiting factor. I started with the StringSwings and just ordered their Multi-Guitar racks to make better use of space and to get all my guitars off the floor. Amp stands can be had at any online supplier...easier to clean under, but I previously used cedar shims, rubber doorstops, etc.

    I used a plain jane bar stool for years, but now find a regular height chair more comfortable (when sitting). A couple of music stands (so you may have one for standing and one for sitting) are useful.

    Get long enough cords to move around your whole area without unplugging or setting the guitar down.

    I have a smallish set of plastic drawers on wheels for strings, patch cords, and general stuff...and shelves for pedal boxes, etc. I place desiccant bags in my cases when they are not in use.
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    We are looking at another house...if we go there, it will have a dedicated room. My plans are to do the walls in a combination of faux brick and acoustic panels to isolate some of the sound.
     
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    This is the corner I use. The room itself is a home gym but there's only a treadmill in there for that use. I also have my workbench and attached desk in another corner. All of the guitars and amps in the pic are now gone and replaced by others except the Kustom sitting on top of the Crate.

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    Current stuff (sort of, green guitar also gone)

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    That's essentially what I did, and it worked out really well. (See pics in my post #35) I live in an old house (1925), so who knows where the studs are... I made a 1x6 rail that completely wraps the room, secured into each stud with screws and plugged with wooden plugs, and chamfered the edges on my router table. The rail enables me to mount my guitars anywhere, rather than relying on stud location. Rock solid, and gets the guitars off the floor space.

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    NICE work, Chuckster. That looks really pro.

    I used oak with milled edges to accomplish the same result. The thing to keep in mind is spacing to accommodate solidbodies and larger hollowbodies and acoustics:

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    Good suggestions. Keep them coming.

    I spent all weekend cleaning/ reorganizing the room. I finally have it as clear as it is going to get; it actually looks like a room for the first time in the 7 years that we have lived here.

    I have a 6ft x 3ft of corner wall space cleared for my guitar stuff. I'm going to hang 3 guitars, 2 framed patent prints (Tele & LP), and have my 2 amps underneath. I marked the stud locations (16" center) on both walls which comes out to 3 studs on one wall and one on the other. I am still debating on whether to hang 2 on one wall and one on the other, or to hang all 3 on the one wall staggering the height to fit. Either way will be expandable. I am leaning towards staggering them now, so my 8 year old son can reach his mini strat.
     
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    That is a Great idea!
     
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    I have an acoustic hanging downstairs in the TV/living room, and a few more on a wall in the dining room, but in what I'm using as my "music room" (a spare bedroom upstairs) I just have one Strat hanging (early Jimmie Vaughan), and two amps ('69 Champ and '90 Super 210). I put a low sleeper couch with no arms in that is great for playing, have plenty room to stand and play, and a Bluetooth speaker that I can play Youtube backing tracks from my phone on.

    Have stopped switching guitars all the time, and really enjoy that Strat. Focusing more on playing, rather than obtaining or messing with gear now (other than servicing the amps).

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    DC79FC82-B259-4522-A275-C9E94A21EA8E.jpeg 0316E561-B1C4-4B1E-8CB7-E494DE1E7F88.jpeg Well, I built my little shelf setup for my office space. Here is the after, the before is somewhere in this thread. I used all reclaimed wood and scraps in the garage. It’s pretty homey, but helps me organize that stuff in my tiny space.
     
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    Nice Johnny Marr posters. The one with the writing on it is from the Providence show by chance? I went to that one. I almost got the poster off the wall, but a guy beat me to it by a mere 30 seconds.
     
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    If it was the lobby at Fete, that was me... the other posters were signed by Johnny backstage at The Paradise in Boston. Nice guy, down to earth.

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    Yes - It was in the lobby. Crazy world!!! I also met him at the Paradise as well. You got some goodies signed by him. About 2 months after the shows I pulled the trigger on his Blue Jag, which is keeper. I think he Solo music is very solid.

    Thanks for sharing!
     
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    I have a home theater reclining chair as a playing chair, low arms and easily can get situated in it to writer. Available on Amazon $119
     
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    Mine is a converted 3 car garage with fridge, wet bar and separate office.

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    Finally finished my office/guitar room. Lots of reorganizing to make space and cleaning. Heck, I even touched up some paint. Finally got some nice frames for the patent prints. Hung the three guitars on one wall and the two prints on the adjacent wall (all in the corner). Amps under the guitars. Came out great! Still need to find a comfy armless chair.

    I'll post a photo once I figure it out. What image hosting site do you guys you? I used to use photobucket, but it looks to be a pay site now.
     
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    Technically not a room, but a walk-in closet I claimed for my own, the Gear Grotto is my little happy place.

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    Who makes that double cutaway acoustic? That thing is badass.
     
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    I had it custon made over in 'Gina.
     
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