A great deal - affordable, practical, beautiful
on September 17, 2016
I bought a two pack of these to hang my two heaviest guitars, a Fender Strat and Telecaster. The hardest part of installing them was finding a stud behind the drywall and making sure the hanger was mounted straight.
I live in an apartment where there's a thick layer of paint on all the walls making it hard to find a stud but I was lucky enough to spot them. In case you can't they provide plastic reinforcement screws so you can hang these right on plain drywall.
The wood color is gorgeous and matches nicely with any guitar (acoustics, maple and rosewood fretboards, etc. ).
I was surprised by how sturdy these are when mounted. I wouldn't try to do a pull-up on them but they're more than sturdy enough to hold most solid body electric guitars. As far as acoustics go, these are way more than enough to hold even the heaviest of hollow bodied guitars.
I've always used ground based guitar stands but living in a small apartment, space gets tight quick so not only do these hangers give you back more floor space but they actually make your guitars looks even more beautiful when hung on a wall.
The hangers themselves swivel slightly so if you have a Fender style headstock that's asymmetrical the hanger will turn to account for it and you'll have a perfectly vertical guitar on your wall. Pro tip: secure the hanging arm (middle screw) securely but not to the point where it won't move. You'll need a little swivel depending on your guitar's headstock to make it aligned vertically.
The rubber guards are adjustable and guard against an accidental bump dislodging the guitar and having it fall to the ground. I like them and wouldn't recommend taking them off. The one thing I have a slight issue with is that you have to sort of wriggle your guitar out of the U-shaped holder just right so that the rubber guards don't accidentally snag a string. Most times they do snag my high E string slightly and I use 9's on my electrics so I was afraid of string breakage. In the end though I don't think it's an issue worth worrying about. You get used to it and pulling out a guitar without snagging strings above the nut becomes muscle memory.
Overall I'm in love with these and I want to get one more of these. They're priced so reasonably that I want to get another to hang my third and final guitar, an acoustic, on my wall with the others.
One more thing. The hangers jut out from the wall just far enough to fit either a thin electric or a ticker body acoustic guitar. These hangers are practical, save space, are affordable, and make your guitars look way more beautiful than any guitar stand out there.