#1
I am currently in the process of designing and making a guitar stand for an A-Level project, and the main issue I have come across is what material to use where the stand touches the guitar, particularly around the neck.

I am looking for the material to be soft and padded as well as being safe for use with all finishes, including nitrocellulose

Any ideas?
#2
some kind of dense polyurethane foam wrapping would probably be suitable and if for some reason that is reactive/abrasive to the finish a layer of microfiber upholstery would probably be pretty posh if done up well.
#3
a tasteful looking cloth.

i have a bunch of nitro'd gibsons and my hangers weren't nitro safe, so i wrapped the yolk with fabric. just wrap it around a few times and on an area that doesn't touch the neck, use a TINY bit of white elmers glue to get the fabric to stay wrapped.

cqwood223foam can eat nitro, so be careful of that.
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#4
A lot of stands also use soft rubber tubing around the metal parts that would touch the guitar. I don't know if that is nitro safe or not, but it might be worth a try as well.
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A lot of stands also use soft rubber tubing around the metal parts that would touch the guitar. I don't know if that is nitro safe or not, but it might be worth a try as well.


Some are nitro safe and some aren't. I had a friend put his LP std on a hazardous stand for a while. it was not pretty, it was terrible. he was devastated. he ended up selling it because it bothered him. I wish I had the money at the time or i would have bought it, i can deal with a damaged finish. lol.
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Some are nitro safe and some aren't. I had a friend put his LP std on a hazardous stand for a while. it was not pretty, it was terrible. he was devastated. he ended up selling it because it bothered him. I wish I had the money at the time or i would have bought it, i can deal with a damaged finish. lol.
That sucks. It took me a little while to accept the little blemish on my Les Paul. I learned the hard way that the plastic buckle on Dimarzio straps dig into the finish on Les Pauls. Thankfully, blemishes give LPs character, haha.
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#8
i'm guessing the old cotton handkerchief won't cut it for a-level?
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#9
I'm going to take a closer look at the hangers in GC next time I go in. I've seen LP's sit in them for months (years?) without any noticeable damage.
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Some stands are not safe, had few mark my non painted necks.
Maybe corduroy or chamois would be safe?
Could probably work in with styling pretty well. Though chamois might be a little more difficult to work with for someone new to it.
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