I have been playing guitar for 48 years (and boy are my arms tired !!!) LOL
Yet in all that time, I have never purchased, owned, stolen or rented a guitar stand.
If that is the case, you are probably thinking that occasionally my guitars have probably taken a precipitous plunge to the floor. Yes they did until I formulated this "high tech", 64 Meg, 21st century solution. Basically, it is a very uncomplicated modification but it is a handy alternative to the conventional guitar stand. Heck you are never going to forget it, it is much smaller than the typical guitar stand, it never gets in the way when you are not using it, etc. Please, visit that link and let me know what you think.
I also was thinking about my offset guitars. I guess you just need a longer screw and a longer grommet, or some tubing or whatever.
What concerns me more is that it's going to change the balance point when you actually use a strap. My SG kinda wants to go head-down as is, so maybe using the slightly higher button would help some, but IDK. I can see where it might end up going too far in the other direction also. Or, I guess you could just leave the original button and have 3...
Last Edit: Dec 26, 2014 18:10:40 GMT -5 by ashcatlt
sumgai Not being too familiar with all things Fender, it had not even occurred to me that any guitars could be that "lopsided". Still, I found someone else's "alternative guitar stand".
(Sorry, I found that with an image search and I couldn't find a direct link. It is from this website Well, it is for a Fender Stratocaster, (a not very lopsided guitar). Still, that type of stand shows that it is versatile enough for guitars of any shape. (Hmm, I'd better defend my own invention). Okay, with my design, you can wear the guitar stand even while playing. Anyone feel like attempting that with the concrete alternative?
ashcatlt Yes, the higher guitar button might make the SG even more neck heavy. However, that has always been an SG problem ever since its debut in 1961.
Wolf, you could make a similar device-shape that could be screwed to the stock strap button hole, (with a long screw, like the ones for those permanent dimarzio straps), preferably "hugging" some of the guitar's curves, and a button for the actual strap in the middle, and be able to provide the same solution without drilling into anything, thus retaining the instrument's resale value.
Not anywhere near the same thing, but yesterday I bought a bunch of $0.47 rubber-coated screw-in tool hooks. Today I'm going to screw them into some 2x4s and then screw those to my living room walls and get about half my guitars off the floor. It's gonna be ugly, but maybe I'll post some pics.