#1
My friend said that laying your guitar down instead of leaning it against the wall or a stand can cause damage to the neck. Is there any truth to this?
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#3
Lay it down, just dont ****ing step on it!
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#4
you guitar goes through more abuse just by playing it that laying on the ground.
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#6
its true!!! it just depends on where you lay it and what your driving over top of it...
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#7
on gibsons the body does get held up by th headstock but it doesnt do any damage
#8
its bull****.. and actually.. lay it face down so u dont accidentaly change tuning ^_^
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on gibsons the body does get held up by th headstock but it doesnt do any damage


actually, the biggest weakness in gibsons (LPs at least) is the neck that doesnt mean its fragile tho, but i know ppls who just fell on ice, bumped the hardcase in the ground and snapped the neck x(
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#10
i heard something about if you lean it up against he wall, with the headstock supporting all the weight, it will warp the neck over a long period of time... is THAT true... or is it just another myth?
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i heard something about if you lean it up against he wall, with the headstock supporting all the weight, it will warp the neck over a long period of time... is THAT true... or is it just another myth?



that doesn't make sense either. if you lean it against the wall (with the idea that its standing up) the majority of the weight would be on the body of the guitar, possibly the strap button.

or are you talking about standing it up on the head with the body in the air?
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#12
A strat will lay flat with no pressure on the neck, a LP will tend to have one end supported by the headstock not the best thing. But leaning a guitar in a corner or laying it on the floor is a good way to end up with a broken guitar. Mine are either in a stand or in a case problem solved.
#13
It's true about the leaning. If you lean it against a wall at a severe enough angle for a serious amount of time, it will warp the neck. Granted, I don't think anybody is gonna actually do that, but just in case - get yourself a case or a stand, I wouldn't take chances with your guitar.
#14
If you're laying a guitar down, I would honestly be more worried about scratching the surface of whatever you lay it on, but usually if you just lay it down to give it a break, maybe for a few days, I doubt anything will happen. Just don't jostle it around, sit on it or knock it off a table, and you should be fine.
#15
itll only get damaged if you fall on it or stand on it
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#16
I agree with Tackleberry, buy a stand for $15 and save your guitar. If you lean it on anything else it could slide sideways and whooopps! broken guitar. Laying it on the ground is not the best either, you (or some other person) could accidently kick/step on it. Some people even disconnect the cord so it doesn't pull the guitar off the stand when the same "person" who tripped over the guitar, trips over the cable. When not playing for extended periods, store it in your hardshell case. Better safe than sorry.
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#19
i dont think it matters, the only reason why i stopped leaning mine against a wall, is because some dumbass usually comes by and accidentally hits it and it falls. so its a lot longer drop. now i just lay it on the ground in clear site so you can step over it,and if your stupid enough to step on it, then you should replace it.
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#20
what if u were to hang the guitars on the wall with a little screw in thing that holds the neck? would that damage the neck at all cause i do that
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#21
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what if u were to hang the guitars on the wall with a little screw in thing that holds the neck? would that damage the neck at all cause i do that



Music Stores do it all the time so it shouldn't be an issue. I do wich they'd put more space inbetween the guiatrs though as it's sometimes hard to pull one out without bumping an adjacent guitar. (I get that's where scratch & dents models come from)
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#22
I lay mine on my bed unless I'm done practicing then I'll put it on my stand. I've laid my guitars on the floor and the worst thing that happened was a scratch on the body.
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#24
It's a piece of wood (or rather, several connected pieces of wood). Don't worry too much about the way you lay your guitar if it's stable and not damaging any external components.
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