I had a comment from this guy on my Wooden Guitar Stand post a couple of days ago. It’s certianly refined from my design, but it also involves a lot of tools other than a screwdriver. A lot of people are looking for a good wooden guitar stand design, because they don’t have a lot of money, or want to upgrade from leaning it against the wall. The truth of the matter is, the best guitar stand is those black metal tube stands at the guitar shop for $15. You can buy them at about half price at Amazon for $7 it turns out. Foxy didn’t say if he had laminated pieces of wood together for the connector piece in the middle or not; if so that would add an additional step to the project. Either way it’s a pretty good looking stand to make if you have the tools handy. Certainly more durable than a Roomba dueling harness. But here it is:
More pics below the cut along with the description.
My response to Foxy’s comment:
I didn’t build it from a set of plans, I built it as I went along. Yes, version 2 would look a lot better if I’d cut it to spec, but when I made it, there was no spec, and I didn’t even have my guitar handy to gauge how long each piece should be. In retrospect there’s a lot I would change. People can look at what I did, and design their own learning from my mistakes.
This may come as a shock to you, but for everything you buy at walmart, someone somewhere made a prototype first. And most of them looked like shit.
And then there’s the classic line: If it’s so bad, why don’t you make one?
Make one, document it and I’ll post it on my site unedited.
Email from Foxy the next day:
Im sorry to be so harsh. But as the classic line you quoted, i have built one myself.Only a month ago No blueprints just imagination a jigsaw a sander and a piece of common pine no greater than 36″x36″ and four screws. Its extremely sturdy, doesn’t make you trip over any excess wood while walking by and in my opinion complements the curves of the guitar. you don’t have to be Norm Abrams to make this, just lay your guitar on its side, on the piece of wood at the angle you would like it to sit at. Leave a 1/4 of an inch so it will sit in nicely, and then let your imagination draw the lines you would like to support it. Then cut two pieces exactly with a jigsaw or even a bandsaw if you are lucky enough to have access to one. Then just eyeball the center piece making sure the angles are equal on both sides and put two screws in both sides. The artwork is optional. Thees pics are taken before it got varnished it looks 10 times better now that its done.
I know it was your first attempt and as a wood lover I’m delighted when people take an interest in it. I live in Ireland now but if you ever want a hand over the internet you have my email address, let me know how the next one turns out! Foxy..