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View Poll Results: How do you store your Guitars?
Hardcase/Flightcase 49 64.47%
Gig Bag 10 13.16%
Wall Hanger 18 23.68%
Floor Stand 23 30.26%
Multi Floor stand/Rack 9 11.84%
Display case 1 1.32%
Just Lying around/ not in case 6 7.89%
I use a Humidifier 6 7.89%
I do not use a humidifier 20 26.32%
I don't mind damage to my guitar 2 2.63%
I don't mind very minimal damage to my guitars 20 26.32%
All my guitars must be immaculate 9 11.84%
Other? 1 1.32%
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post #1 of 25 (permalink) Old 10-03-2009, 03:20 PM Thread Starter
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Guitar Storage

How do you guys store your guitars? Are they protected at all times when not being played or do you not like using cases and don't mind if your axes have some knocks and dings to them? Multiple choices are available in the poll.

My guitars are all kept in hardcases when not being used. I don't mind very minimal damage to them but prefer them to be as immaculate as possible.

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post #2 of 25 (permalink) Old 10-03-2009, 03:36 PM
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Re: Guitar Storage

Depends on the guitar, most of mine are hung on the wall some are in their cases. Anyone not concerned with humidity is an idiot and deserves the damage their guitars take.
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post #3 of 25 (permalink) Old 10-03-2009, 03:39 PM
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Re: Guitar Storage

At any given time a few will be on the guitar stand, the rest in their cases, but I rotate them so they all get time out of the box.
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post #4 of 25 (permalink) Old 10-03-2009, 04:24 PM
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Re: Guitar Storage

I have a rack for my nice electric guitars, a separate stand for my acoustic, and the crap ones lying around the house. Oh yeah, and one on a stand next to the couch in the living room. Most important place for a guitar.
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post #5 of 25 (permalink) Old 10-04-2009, 12:54 AM
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Re: Guitar Storage

I just put my few guitars in simple gigbags. My main axe, an RG350ex (don't laugh please :P) is in a simple gigbag and in a floor stand, waiting to be played.
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post #6 of 25 (permalink) Old 10-04-2009, 10:02 AM
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Re: Guitar Storage

I hang my solid bodies. Hollow bodies and acoustics I usually keep cased.
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post #7 of 25 (permalink) Old 10-05-2009, 05:01 AM
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Re: Guitar Storage

i store my untouchable ones in hard cases, while the others rest on stands, to be picked up quick or shown to friends. and i put an humidifier into each case, and one (bigger) in the room. it sucks up about half a liter of humidity each 2 weeks. gosh...
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post #9 of 25 (permalink) Old 10-05-2009, 11:03 AM
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i usually keep my unplayed guitars in their cases for a long while because i hate the dust build-up they receive when i keep them on my guitar stands.
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post #10 of 25 (permalink) Old 10-05-2009, 12:40 PM
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Solid bodies I keep in stands but my acoustics stay in the case when I'm not playing them.
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post #11 of 25 (permalink) Old 10-13-2009, 11:55 AM
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Re: Guitar Storage

all guitars in cases when not using them...the knocks and dings come from playing live..not from storage..I've had them knocked over, kicked ,beer baths and just plain dropped...I'm good to them when they aren't working
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post #12 of 25 (permalink) Old 10-15-2009, 08:50 AM
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Hard cases for everything I own. If I'm doing a project in my studio (which happens a lot less as of late ), I will leave a guitar or two on a wall hanger until I'm done. Other than that they are in cases!!
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post #13 of 25 (permalink) Old 10-15-2009, 09:11 AM
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Re: Guitar Storage

I keep my guitars in hardcases, though I also have a couple of older guitars in gig bags. i keep them in a cupboard away from any sunlight or heat.

I don't mind the odd bump or minor scratch, there again if I owned a PRS or an expensive custom plank I'd probably think differently...!

Never really bother about humidity or temperature though. House is at a constant temperature and we're far enough inland from the sea not to have any worries about salt in the air. Plus this part of Scotland isn't exactly known for extreme weather! No high/low humidity worries here.

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post #14 of 25 (permalink) Old 10-15-2009, 09:15 AM
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Cases for anything worth over 1000
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post #15 of 25 (permalink) Old 10-15-2009, 02:20 PM
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Re: Guitar Storage

I've got a 5-guitar Rockstand for my electrics, and I keep my acoustic in it's hardshell case. I have hardshell cases for all of them though, for transport purposes.
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