Displaying guitars/ guitar stands

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Philosopherguy
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Re: Displaying guitars/ guitar stands

Post by Philosopherguy » Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:41 am

You live in Canada and want to leave guitars out?! You are brave! The humidity changes so much around here that my guitars would be in pieces from all the cracks. I keep them safe in the case where its easier to control the humidity.

I find I used to humidify the house so it never got too dry. But, I started to get too much water condensation on the windows that led to having to clean the windows all the time.

A nice stand would be good for the warmer months when humidity isn't an issue. In the winter, it is dangerous!

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Re: Displaying guitars/ guitar stands

Post by Mike Atkinson » Sat Feb 02, 2019 4:36 am

fast eddie wrote:
Sat Feb 02, 2019 2:38 am
I have been thinking about UV light and it's effect on fading a guitar's finish. I have one guitar that is 40+ years old and shows no signs of fading, but it has been kept in a case this entire time (of course except for taking it out to play each day). Does anyone have any experience with this?
I did just order one of those fancy Acoustic Remedy things. Is it a stand, or a case? I'm not certain.

Anyhow ... I ordered one with glass front and sides ... and I am putting UV glass in. Specifically because I share the concern you are voicing.

Both the stand, and the guitar really are pieces of art ... functional art, but art, none the less. And I would protect any such art from exposure in this manner, I think.
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Mollbarre
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Re: Displaying guitars/ guitar stands

Post by Mollbarre » Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:16 am

Well, FWIW, I got tired of looking for a "better", or more appealing, or more affordable stand and went ahead and ordered a String Swing CC34.

I could probably make one - but by the time I bought the supplies, and got around to actually building it, I would likely have spent more, and be waiting forever.

So - either I end up liking this one well enough, or I buy/build something different down the road. But in the meantime this should do.

Moving instruments around, putting them in, and then taking them out of cases, etc., is annoying. Shouldnt be - first world problems and all that, but still. Hopefully this will be less stressful. Keeping fingers crossed!
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Re: Displaying guitars/ guitar stands

Post by Mollbarre » Sun Feb 10, 2019 1:27 am

Philosopherguy wrote:
Sat Feb 02, 2019 3:41 am
You live in Canada and want to leave guitars out?! You are brave! The humidity changes so much around here that my guitars would be in pieces from all the cracks. I keep them safe in the case where its easier to control the humidity.

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I don't know that keeping a guitar/wooden instrument in a case is really that helpful, given that you really can't muck around with the ambient RH in a meaningful way - unless you build a humidity controlled chamber. And even then, every time you remove the instrument from the chamber to play it, or travel with it ,etc, you are possibly exposing it to humidity extremes. I think letting it adjust to the ambient RH might be better.

Caveat - and by that I mean it's important to still take care, and not expose it to real extremes, like leaving it in front of a heat vent, in a hot window, in a car, etc.

I think I mentioned that I have plants in the room and an open bucket of water for passive evaporation. Might not help much either, but it's constant at least.
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Re: Displaying guitars/ guitar stands

Post by HNLim » Sun Feb 10, 2019 3:05 am

I don't think it is a good idea to openly display your guitars unless it is in a proper room or cabinet. I have some issues with several of my guitars even though my area usually has very high humidity. I have since use humidifier and keep my precious guitars in the case.
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