#1
Hi! I'm a GCSE student who is currently undertaking a project for which I am designing a guitar stand. I have 10 questions purely for market research which I would really appreciate being answered!

1. What is your age? (This is just to find my target market, this does not have to be answered.)
2. What material do you prefer your guitar stand to be made of?
3. Do you tend to leave your stand in one place or move it around a lot?
4. Is the weight of the stand an issue to you?
5. Does design matter to you?
6. If so, do you prefer intricate detail or simplicity?
7. Do you want your guitar to sit in the stand or hang by it's neck?
8. Does the size of the stand matter to you?
9. What do you tend to consider most important when it comes to buying guitar stands?
10. Is there anything more specific that you might look for when buying guitar stands?

Thank you so much!
#2
Try changing the color of your font so people can read your post.
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#3
Quote by rhiyanmurad
Hi! I'm a GCSE student who is currently undertaking a project for which I am designing a guitar stand. I have 10 questions purely for market research which I would really appreciate being answered!

1. What is your age? (This is just to find my target market, this does not have to be answered.)
2. What material do you prefer your guitar stand to be made of?
3. Do you tend to leave your stand in one place or move it around a lot?
4. Is the weight of the stand an issue to you?
5. Does design matter to you?
6. If so, do you prefer intricate detail or simplicity?
7. Do you want your guitar to sit in the stand or hang by it's neck?
8. Does the size of the stand matter to you?
9. What do you tend to consider most important when it comes to buying guitar stands?
10. Is there anything more specific that you might look for when buying guitar stands?



I don't use guitar stands. This might be your initial marketing consideration, by the way, is "why are there people who don't use them?"

I keep my guitars in their cases and definitely do NOT hang them, put them on stands or lean them up against walls/amps, etc.

Maybe you can design one hat's not vulnerable to earthquakes (we're expecting a 7.0 here in LA any day now), to athletic cats. to wives who clean aggressively and to idiot friends who want to play air guitar with YOUR guitar while drunk at parties. You might have to design one that prevents the strings from oxidizing, the guitar from changing tune (and drying out) due to quick daily changes in temperature and humidity, that keeps dust and salt air off the guitar, etc.
Last edited by dspellman at Sep 30, 2016,
#4
Quote by rhiyanmurad
Hi! I'm a GCSE student who is currently undertaking a project for which I am designing a guitar stand. I have 10 questions purely for market research which I would really appreciate being answered!

1. What is your age? (This is just to find my target market, this does not have to be answered.)

48

2. What material do you prefer your guitar stand to be made of?

Metal

3. Do you tend to leave your stand in one place or move it around a lot?

Move it between gigs.

4. Is the weight of the stand an issue to you?

Yes. Needs to be portable.

5. Does design matter to you?

Yes.

6. If so, do you prefer intricate detail or simplicity?

Simplicity

7. Do you want your guitar to sit in the stand or hang by it's neck?

Neck.

8. Does the size of the stand matter to you?

Yes. Can't take a lot of room on stage.

9. What do you tend to consider most important when it comes to buying guitar stands?

Portability.
10. Is there anything more specific that you might look for when buying guitar stands?

Price, ruggedness.
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#5
Quote by rhiyanmurad
Hi! I'm a GCSE student who is currently undertaking a project for which I am designing a guitar stand. I have 10 questions purely for market research which I would really appreciate being answered!

1. What is your age? (This is just to find my target market, this does not have to be answered.)
2. What material do you prefer your guitar stand to be made of?
3. Do you tend to leave your stand in one place or move it around a lot?
4. Is the weight of the stand an issue to you?
5. Does design matter to you?
6. If so, do you prefer intricate detail or simplicity?
7. Do you want your guitar to sit in the stand or hang by it's neck?
8. Does the size of the stand matter to you?
9. What do you tend to consider most important when it comes to buying guitar stands?
10. Is there anything more specific that you might look for when buying guitar stands?

Thank you so much!


1) Over 70
2) Metal
3) It stays mostly in one place
4) No
5) Yes - stability and minimal risk of damage to the instrument (see below)
6) Simplicity
7) Sit
8) No, within reasonable limits
9) That the padding will not attack a nitro finish, and that the design and padding are adequate and suitable to protect and support a range of instruments - electrics, acoustic and lap steels - with minimal risk of damage when putting the instrument on, or taking it off the stand..
10) Price, and, importantly, non-corrosive nature of the padding.
Last edited by Tony Done at Oct 2, 2016,
#6
Quote by rhiyanmurad
Hi! I'm a GCSE student who is currently undertaking a project for which I am designing a guitar stand. I have 10 questions purely for market research which I would really appreciate being answered!

1. What is your age? (This is just to find my target market, this does not have to be answered.)
2. What material do you prefer your guitar stand to be made of?
3. Do you tend to leave your stand in one place or move it around a lot?
4. Is the weight of the stand an issue to you?
5. Does design matter to you?
6. If so, do you prefer intricate detail or simplicity?
7. Do you want your guitar to sit in the stand or hang by it's neck?
8. Does the size of the stand matter to you?
9. What do you tend to consider most important when it comes to buying guitar stands?
10. Is there anything more specific that you might look for when buying guitar stands?

Thank you so much!


1) 49 in a couple weeks.
2) metal or wood
3) stationary
4) no
5) yes, but not as much as quality of engineering
6) I like both
7) I've used both, but prefer sitting for stands that are used on the floor. (But I also use a lot of wall-hangers.)
8) I don't want it to take up too much more room than is necessary to do the job.
9) most important is guitar safety- IOW stability; materials used won't harm finish.
10) the more guitar shapes it works with, the better.
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1. What is your age? (This is just to find my target market, this does not have to be answered.)
2. What material do you prefer your guitar stand to be made of?
3. Do you tend to leave your stand in one place or move it around a lot?
4. Is the weight of the stand an issue to you?
5. Does design matter to you?
6. If so, do you prefer intricate detail or simplicity?
7. Do you want your guitar to sit in the stand or hang by it's neck?
8. Does the size of the stand matter to you?
9. What do you tend to consider most important when it comes to buying guitar stands?
10. Is there anything more specific that you might look for when buying guitar stands?


1. 56
2. Aluminum
3. Move
4. No
5. Yes
6. As long as the guitar stays put, I don't care.
7. Sit
8. No
9. That it doesn't fall apart
10. See below pictures

One of these days, I want to get one of this stands that hold 3 guitars in a circle


These are what I currently own

I have one of these
http://store.guitarfetish.com/Accessories_c_274.html



One of these
Proline PLMS7 7-Guitar Folding Stand



7 or 8 of these (Or something similar but I prefer Proline stands)
FretRest by Proline HT1010



They all work for me.
I have enough stand slots for 20+ guitars and only have 5 or 6 guitars ATM.


Go ahead Danny, I know you want to make some kind of a smart ass comment.
Last edited by CodeMonk at Oct 1, 2016,
#8
Not me, man! I have a few of the singletons like you posted. And I have a triple and a multi stand like the second one you posted.

I don't have anything as pretty as that first one.

And having excess capacity allows for flexibility.
Sturgeon's 2nd Law, a.k.a. Sturgeon's Revelation: “Ninety percent of everything is crap.”

Why, yes, I am a lawyer- thanks for asking!


alhaq369
It is very impotent to success a business.
#9
Quote by rhiyanmurad
Hi! I'm a GCSE student who is currently undertaking a project for which I am designing a guitar stand. I have 10 questions purely for market research which I would really appreciate being answered!

1. What is your age? (This is just to find my target market, this does not have to be answered.)
2. What material do you prefer your guitar stand to be made of?
3. Do you tend to leave your stand in one place or move it around a lot?
4. Is the weight of the stand an issue to you?
5. Does design matter to you?
6. If so, do you prefer intricate detail or simplicity?
7. Do you want your guitar to sit in the stand or hang by it's neck?
8. Does the size of the stand matter to you?
9. What do you tend to consider most important when it comes to buying guitar stands?
10. Is there anything more specific that you might look for when buying guitar stands?

Thank you so much!


1. 26
2. stand has to be metal, as far as the padding, nitro friendly is a MUST.
3. my stands stay stationary most of the time.
4. weight doesn't matter.
5. the most important thing for design is that it is secure, and again nitro friendly.
6. for the most part, a stand is an accessory. it does a job. however, i could see an appeal in a pretty billet CNC'd aluminum that was relatively fancy.
7. i have five guitars hanging by their neck at my house, as well as five hanging at my studio, and i have three stands that get used regularly. just a safe place to put them down that is convenient. the rest live in s multistand like the one Rob posted, with the fabric and all. also have some in cases.
8. for my applications, size isn't a big deal.
9. keeping guitars safe is the ultimate priority (and for the fourth time) nitro safe is very important to me.
10. i just use what is functional to what i need it for.

there is one more question that you SHOULD be asking:

11. What do you use when you gig?
i ALWAYS keep guitars i am not using in cases at gigs. i haven't ever had a problem. i have seen a few knocked over. bad day for them. never happened and won't happen to me.
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alright "king of the guitar forum"


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nope i am "GOD of the guitar forum" i think that fits me better.


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youre just being a jerk man.


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#11
Quote by rhiyanmurad
Hi! I'm a GCSE student who is currently undertaking a project for which I am designing a guitar stand. I have 10 questions purely for market research which I would really appreciate being answered!

1. What is your age? (This is just to find my target market, this does not have to be answered.)
2. What material do you prefer your guitar stand to be made of?
3. Do you tend to leave your stand in one place or move it around a lot?
4. Is the weight of the stand an issue to you?
5. Does design matter to you?
6. If so, do you prefer intricate detail or simplicity?
7. Do you want your guitar to sit in the stand or hang by it's neck?
8. Does the size of the stand matter to you?
9. What do you tend to consider most important when it comes to buying guitar stands?
10. Is there anything more specific that you might look for when buying guitar stands?

Thank you so much!


1. 23.
2. Aluminium.
3. I have a 5-stand that stays in one spot filled up and several 1-guitar stands that move around.
4. For the big ones not, the smaller still not really, but lighter is nice if it's as sturdy.
5. For the big ones that I'd leave in one spot, to a point.
6. Simplicity.
7. Doesn't really matter, although I mostly own ones where it sits.
8. When standing not so much, when folded yes.
9. Stability, not damaging the finish of my guitars and amount of guitars it can store.
10. How friendly it is with more exotic shapes, such as a Firebird or a V or whatever.

Adding Trashed's suggestion.
11. I leave backups in the case and if I have a deliberate swap, I leave it on a stand in a spot where I know no one can knock it over and far away from the edge of the stage.
#12
Quote by rhiyanmurad
Hi! I'm a GCSE student who is currently undertaking a project for which I am designing a guitar stand. I have 10 questions purely for market research which I would really appreciate being answered!

1. What is your age? (This is just to find my target market, this does not have to be answered.)
2. What material do you prefer your guitar stand to be made of?
3. Do you tend to leave your stand in one place or move it around a lot?
4. Is the weight of the stand an issue to you?
5. Does design matter to you?
6. If so, do you prefer intricate detail or simplicity?
7. Do you want your guitar to sit in the stand or hang by it's neck?
8. Does the size of the stand matter to you?
9. What do you tend to consider most important when it comes to buying guitar stands?
10. Is there anything more specific that you might look for when buying guitar stands?

Thank you so much!

1. 53
2. Don't care
3. Only when I gig which of course is when it matters most
4. No
5. As long as the design holds my guitars securely I don't care
6. N/A
7. Don't care
8 It needs to take up as little room as possible on stage
9 I need it to hold at least three guitars and take up as little room on stage as possible
10. No
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Yamaha SBG500
Telecasters
Randall RM100 & RM20
Marshall JTM45 clone
Marshall JCM900 4102 (modded)
Marshall 18W clone
Fender 5F1 Champ clone
Atomic Amplifire
Marshall 1960A
Boss GT-100


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Last edited by Cathbard at Oct 1, 2016,
#13
Quote by rhiyanmurad
1. What is your age? (This is just to find my target market, this does not have to be answered.)
2. What material do you prefer your guitar stand to be made of?
3. Do you tend to leave your stand in one place or move it around a lot?
4. Is the weight of the stand an issue to you?
5. Does design matter to you?
6. If so, do you prefer intricate detail or simplicity?
7. Do you want your guitar to sit in the stand or hang by it's neck?
8. Does the size of the stand matter to you?
9. What do you tend to consider most important when it comes to buying guitar stands?
10. Is there anything more specific that you might look for when buying guitar stands?
1) -
2) Metal but I suspect there are plastics around these days that could do the job
3) One place
4) To an extent, yes.
5) Generally I want it to be unobtrusive, so I suppose yes.
6) Simplicity
7) Sit
8) Not as long as it's stable
9) Stability.
10) Not that I can think of
#15
fiberglass or carbon fiber would be cool. I don't know how well it would turn out though.
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alright "king of the guitar forum"


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nope i am "GOD of the guitar forum" i think that fits me better.


Quote by andersondb7
youre just being a jerk man.


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Resentments and Rambling from a Guitar Junkie
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#16
Quote by trashedlostfdup
fiberglass or carbon fiber would be cool. I don't know how well it would turn out though.

Fiberglass and carbon fiber are INCREDIBLY strong and rigid if in tube form.
Fiberglass would cost WAY, WAY less though, at least for a little while.
#17
Quote by dannyalcatraz
Not me, man! I have a few of the singletons like you posted. And I have a triple and a multi stand like the second one you posted.

I don't have anything as pretty as that first one.

And having excess capacity allows for flexibility.


I got the first one at GuitarFetish.
Its only like $60 - $70
They come in many colors and styles.
I would have no problem recommending one.
They do seem kind of flimsy when setting it up, but are deceptively sturdy.
Plus when folding it up into the suitcase, it makes a good case for cable storage.
Last edited by CodeMonk at Oct 2, 2016,
#18
Quote by rhiyanmurad
Hi! I'm a GCSE student who is currently undertaking a project for which I am designing a guitar stand. I have 10 questions purely for market research which I would really appreciate being answered!

1. What is your age? (This is just to find my target market, this does not have to be answered.)

24

2. What material do you prefer your guitar stand to be made of?

I don't use guitar stands. I use wall hangers. The only thing I care about regarding the materials of the stands is that they do not use any rubber where the guitar contacts the stand as it causes a chemical reaction with nitro finishes that leaves permanent black marks all over the guitars.

3. Do you tend to leave your stand in one place or move it around a lot?

One place. It's on a wall.

4. Is the weight of the stand an issue to you?

Never been an issue for me. Wall hangers aren't heavy

5. Does design matter to you?

In what aspect of the design?

6. If so, do you prefer intricate detail or simplicity?

In terms of its design? Simplicity.

7. Do you want your guitar to sit in the stand or hang by it's neck?

Having the guitar sitting on the stand is a bit more secure. Wall hangers prevent the guitar from getting knocked over by being off the floor where the guitar cannot be tripped over. So for me the problem doesn't really exist.


8. Does the size of the stand matter to you?

Yes. As compact as possible.

9. What do you tend to consider most important when it comes to buying guitar stands?

That I can hang them on my wall.

10. Is there anything more specific that you might look for when buying guitar stands?

A possible locking mechanism that helps to prevent the guitar from sliding off the stand without physically lifting the headstock. In much the same way Hercules guitar stands work.

Thank you so much!


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