Biebsy
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#1
Curios.

I just got a 700$ schecter, and am curious how you guys store your guitars because the only reason I have this schecter is my last guitars neck warped and was allowed to trade the old one in for a full re-fund...

So, I store it in a case at night, or when I'm not home, but when I am, I keep it on a stand for easy access. I live in New England, and it tends to get dry in the winter, but not overly dry (I don't think... I mean, I've lived here my whole life, so I don't know what is/isn't overly dry...)

Also, I leave the case leaning up against the wall, almost as if the guitar was on a stand. Is that bad? Or should I leave it flat? Would the forces of Gravity have any effect on it on either positions?

Sorry guys, just a little paranoid cause I'm in love w/ this guitar...

Lastly, wasn't really sure where to post this, so I just kinda wung it.
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#2
Mine now stays in a hard case under the bed when I'm not using it but I had it standing up in a very well padded case for a year - no damage done.

Actually it cost me about £200 so it's really not very expensive but I love it so.
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#3
Quote by Emperor's Child
Mine now stays in a hard case under the bed when I'm not using it but I had it standing up in a very well padded case for a year - no damage done.

Actually it cost me about £200 so it's really not very expensive but I love it so.


Yea, all the same, I guess. I'm just a little paranoid is all.
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#4
I'm into Hercules wall hangers. The only downside is that my Alexi-600 has some Sun bleaching/discolouration from being over exposed near a window.

Biebsy
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#5
I'd love to use wall-hangers for displaying purposes, but I'd be paranoid as hell. (I already am, and my guitars in a case, soooo....) But, I have heard good things about these Hercules. Maybe I'll try it on my cheap Squire bullet, first.
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#6
MintSauce, you might want to try some kind of UV-protecting wax, like Carnauba wax. It works wonders in stopping the paint deterioration.
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#7
Quote by MG_Sora
MintSauce, you might want to try some kind of UV-protecting wax, like Carnauba wax. It works wonders in stopping the paint deterioration.


Is it good on nitro still? I'll look into it
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#8
i keep my electric in its case its not overly expensive but i care a bou it so
i ususally only use it for gigs so it stays there unless i need to do anything specific
all my acoustuics are on wall hangers
i made them out of pipe and foam and are bolted to the wall they work fine
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#9
PRS, American Strat, Taylor 700 series, etc. Thousands of dollars of guitars. They sit in their case when not in use, the Taylor with a humidifier, but when I've got a session booked they're out in a rack.
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all my guitars cheap and expensive sit in racks I built away from direct sunlight....I hate the idea of them being in cases all the time, they need to breathe man
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#11
In the case or on a stand.

Don't throw it around and you'll be fine
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In a hard case, stored neck pointing straight up in a modified rack
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On wall hangers.
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#16
So long as you make sure at least two of those three screws(Or two depending) in the Hercules wall hangers they work perfectly. I only put my lesser guitars on the wall as I prefer to use my Hercules floor stands on the best guitars.

If I keep my guitars in cases it's too much of a hassle to play them. I want to be able to have a riff idea in my head and be able to play it without having to be frustrated by latches.
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#17
Where do you guys store your expensive guitars?

$700 isn't exactly an expensive guitar but I store my LP and Carvin in their hard cases. It protects them from rapid temperature and humidity changes. My less expensive ones which are painted I'll usually leave them in the stand. They're painted which keeps most of the moisture in the wood. Where you live in the way of humidity is for the most part elevation. Higher the elevation the drier the air, lower elevations have higher humidity usually.
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#18
In the case, under my bed.


Everything else hangs.
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#19
Where do you guys store your expensive guitars?


In Cleveland.


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#20
Quote by Biebsy

So, I store it in a case at night, or when I'm not home, but when I am, I keep it on a stand for easy access. I live in New England, and it tends to get dry in the winter, but not overly dry (I don't think... I mean, I've lived here my whole life, so I don't know what is/isn't overly dry...)

Also, I leave the case leaning up against the wall, almost as if the guitar was on a stand. Is that bad? Or should I leave it flat? Would the forces of Gravity have any effect on it on either positions?

Sorry guys, just a little paranoid cause I'm in love w/ this guitar...

Lastly, wasn't really sure where to post this, so I just kinda wung it.


Best is to keep the guitar in the case and either flat or on its edge on the ground. This eliminates the chance that it will fall over. More importantly, it slows down the temperature and humidity changes in its environment. If you have to, you can put a humidifier in the case. In addition, you should put a Vapor Corrosion Inhibitor in the case (see www.theruststore.com for examples). And finally, you should always wipe down your guitar before you put it away. Other things you can do: put a long piece of plastic between the frets and the strings (ESPs ship with these things). It'll look like a long tie. It's to keep the strings from grinding on the frets when the case is closed and pinning the strings to the neck. You'll reduce fret wear by about 50% and remove a potential electrical circuit that can affect corrosion.

What's not best to do to store your guitar:

Don't put it on a hanger. Every temperature and humidity swing will be working on the guitar immediately. Any acids in the air will be working over the metal. UV light will be working over the finish from both daylight and any nighttime lighting. I live in LA. Earthquakes. Salt Air. Three athletic cats. Gravity.

Don't put it on a stand. All of the above except that you don't have as much distance for gravity to work on the guitar as it's falling over.

Don't stand your case up against a wall. Les Pauls break head stocks all the time by simply keeling over *inside* the case. So do guitars with the Jackson-style "tilted pointy" head stocks.


Other things to do:

Wax your guitar. Carnauba paste wax works best. It protects the finish AND the metal (if you actually wax it).
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