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#1
The guy at my local shop (not a GC) says to hang it by the neck (on the wall) like they do in the store. He said it is the most natural way to hang it, and setting it on a stand is not good for the neck - same with laying it down or putting it in it's case. So where do you leave your guitar?
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#2
He's trying to get you to buy a wall-hanger. He must've ordered too many in over xmas and now has surplus stock he's trying to ditch.

Tell him to **** off, there's nothing wrong with leaving them in stands. Or in their cases. So long as you make the effort to maintain them, guitars will be fine in any (sensible) place.
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#3
I have wall hangers for the ones I like the most. The rest I leave in a stand.
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#4
My electric I have lying down/on it's site in its case (I don't know if thats bad or not) and my acoustic is on a stand.
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Isn't hanging them worse because it puts stress on the the neck joint?
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#6
mine is in teh case all the time. nothing bad has happened so far...
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Isn't hanging them worse because it puts stress on the the neck joint?


If anything this, but it's unlikely to affect it too much seeing as how necks are designed to withstand a large amount of stress from string tension anyway.
#8
I have both, a wall hanger, and a stand.

But I was also told that hanging a guitar is the best way to store it. Apparently it can help striaghten out the neck?
#10
I have some guitars in a case, some hanging up, but none really on stands. Even so, the stands I do have don't use the neck.

Either way, using a stand or leaving it in a case is not bad. But if you do plan on leaving it locked up in a case for an extending amount of time then be sure to clean it off. The oils from your hands can corrode hardware.
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#12
I would worry more with a wall hanger, not to mention that if your wall is an exterior one your guitar would constantly be going out of tune due to the cold
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#15
2 of mine are in cases, and one is carefully leaning against a wall, I haven't had any problems
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#16
I have them on wall hangers (except my double neck, they don't make a double neck wall hanger)

but what he's telling you is bullshit, wall hangers probably put more stress on the neck than a stand, since not only is it fighting string tension, but also gravity. I just put mine on the hangers because I have a dog, and it could knock the stands over.
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I have wall-hangers in my bedroom for my guitars/bass
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I have them on wall hangers (except my double neck, they don't make a double neck wall hanger)

but what he's telling you is bullshit, wall hangers probably put more stress on the neck than a stand, since not only is it fighting string tension, but also gravity. I just put mine on the hangers because I have a dog, and it could knock the stands over.


two single neck hangers spaced apart?
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#23
Hanger, case, up against the wall and on a stand.

I think they're ok... all this stuff about the correct way to store guitars sounds like bs anyway. It's a peice of wood with a metal rod in it. It's not that damn fragile.
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#24
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two single neck hangers spaced apart?


it weighs 20 pounds. studs in the wall are spaced a foot apart.

one of the hangers would be held by nothing but drywall.... that would go very badly.
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it weighs 20 pounds. studs in the wall are spaced a foot apart.

one of the hangers would be held by nothing but drywall.... that would go very badly.




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#27
I usually have them in their bags, but the fucking zipper on my Beast bag is a horrendous mound of ocelot shit. It broke 4 days after I bought it. It had been opened and closed a total of 7-8 times. I got it repaired, and it happened again. So now it's just leaned up against the wall or amp.
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it weighs 20 pounds. studs in the wall are spaced a foot apart.

one of the hangers would be held by nothing but drywall.... that would go very badly.



Chop it in half, that way it only weighs 10 pounds each and you don't have to drill into drywall.

Don't think of it as "loosing a doubleneck" Think of it as gaining a 6 string and a 12 string guitar!

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#29
In my fridge

Nah, i usually leave it upright against my desk, cant afford a stand at the moment
#30
Wherever, it's only me in my apartment, so they're scattered everywhere haha

as long as they aren't in close quarters with something they can bang into, f*ck it
#31
I have mine on wall hangers, and I can explain why everyone says not to use stands.

On the wall, it pulls straight down on the neck, so it tends to be in a "natural" position.

If you use a stand, the guitar is pushing its neck on the stand, which CAN cause problems with the neck. I know for a fact my friend had a 5-guitar stand, one that stores them sideways, and he went out of state, on vacation, then to college, and when he came back, the necks were in a slight curve, but just enough to mess it up.

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I have mine on wall hangers, and I can explain why everyone says not to use stands.

On the wall, it pulls straight down on the neck, so it tends to be in a "natural" position.

If you use a stand, the guitar is pushing its neck on the stand, which CAN cause problems with the neck. I know for a fact my friend had a 5-guitar stand, one that stores them sideways, and he went out of state, on vacation, then to college, and when he came back, the necks were in a slight curve, but just enough to mess it up.



My stand pushes against the body not the neck so it can't really hurt anything right?
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#33
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My stand pushes against the body not the neck so it can't really hurt anything right?


The back of the stand pretty much has to contact the neck somewhere, so it is pushing, but it wont do anything unless you don't touch your guitar for about a year, so don't worry about it.
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#34
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I lean them against the corners of the room.


This, have one in it's case, and the other rests on that. Not had any problems yet
#36
On stands.

How is leaving them standing bad for the neck? Surely it's a more natural way of storing them. I was always doubting the safety of hanging guitars by their heastocks. It seems to exert extra tension on the neck joint, as well as on the headstock scarf-joint for guitars that have them.

Although when you think about it, the tension exerted by the strings is far greater than the tension exerted by the body on the neck due to gravity, so it's not that big a difference.

I'd still prefer to have them standing, though.
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He's trying to get you to buy a wall-hanger. He must've ordered too many in over xmas and now has surplus stock he's trying to ditch.

Tell him to **** off, there's nothing wrong with leaving them in stands. Or in their cases. So long as you make the effort to maintain them, guitars will be fine in any (sensible) place.

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#38
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#39
In hard cases, in a cool room. The Strat stays out leaning against my amp most of the time. Because i hate it.
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