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Lee274

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So how do you guys store your go to guitars? I've always been a fan of the plain and simple stand and have always be wary of wall hangers. I've read some opinions before that some people think that hanging guitars can damage them - although I've not seen any evidence of that.

Thinking of hanging my new EBMM as she has spent much of her life in a case!
 

Fro

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All mine are hanging. I used to use a multi-stand that worked just as well.
Stands take up floor space, hangers take up wall space.
 

Y2D

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In the case with D’Addario Humidipaks... Seems like the set up lasts a lot longer this way (especially at this time of the year when I have to heat my place).
 

jlf599

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Hang. I've seen all of the things about hangers damaging guitars and have yet to actually see it. Shrug.

All the hangers are either in studs or in 50lb rated drywall anchors. I put them up in 2008 or 2009 after we moved in and none have ever gotten loose at all.

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Flash Gordon

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I keep mine hanging in a humidified trophy case. 70° @ 45%RH (use a Cigar Oasis Magna humidification system)

My hangers are drilled into 1” thick reclaimed oak, which as been secured to wall studs. Not going anywhere!

I don’t like multi stands because it is super easy to bonk one guitar off the other. Ask me how I know...:D
 

jones4tone

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I’ve used both at times with good results. But I’ll only place a hook where there is a stud behind it to hold it fast. Never had an issue with a String Swing hook mounted that way.
 

Razzle

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Definately hang 'em. Never had any issues.

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msquared

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I have lost multiple guitars due to them being on stands.

I have hung my guitars on the wall for years and have never had an issue because of it.

I really love having a couple guitars hanging in the bedroom, in the kitchen, in the living room - they get played way more often that way and they look great.
 

Sweat

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All mine are hanging. I used to use a multi-stand that worked just as well.
Stands take up floor space, hangers take up wall space.

As stated I prefer stands, I have much more floor space than wall space :)
 

vuduhwy

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Hang. I've seen all of the things about hangers damaging guitars and have yet to actually see it. Shrug.

All the hangers are either in studs or in 50lb rated drywall anchors. I put them up in 2008 or 2009 after we moved in and none have ever gotten loose at all.

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+1 on this. I have all of my hangers mounted into studs.
 

vuduhwy

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I spent many years working in a guitar store. We had many guitars on stands and hangers. Make of this what you will, but I had to adjust necks on the guitars in stands far more often which tends to imply that stands are more stressful for a guitar neck. BTW, I'm talking about the type of stand that the neck rests into a cradle with the weight of the guitar resting back on it, not the hanging type of stand.
 
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