These were just slightly less expensive on sale than the standard brands are when they are on sale. So why the 3 rating? The current standard involves a very smoothly turning hook that is well shaped to receive instrument necks of all sorts and sorts. These screw in (a long screw) and the part touching the necks is just a bit too tight. The "keepers" are hard plastic, not foam.
The pics below attempt to demonstrate the issue. The one with the slotted headstock is one of these holders. The other pair is a full-sized Taylor fitting quite neatly (and it also holds the baritone just fine). You can see it would be awkward. I will keep and use them but would have been glad to pay the difference for the other style, both because it's a bit easier to rest the guitar into it and for peace of mind.
EDIT: As I live with them a couple of days, I REALLY wish I'd gotten the other type for a couple of dollars more.
Nice wood. Very cheap mounting hardware - flimsy anchor and ugly deck screws. The pointed anchor tips break on the slightest tap into drywall then simply turn when you are trying to screw in the screw so the screw never bites. Had to use different anchors.
I can't use one of them because the metal part with the threading just spins around.
Don't over twist the handle. Breaks easily.
Decent price for a 2 pack. It arrived quickly and appeared as advertised. Unfortunately the pad on one hook keeps sliding off. This has sent my son’s electric guitar crashing to the floor twice now. Buy with caution. Heavier electric guitars aren’t as safe on this as lighter acoustic guitars.
I am returning this product for refund. It cannot be assembled. The bolt is painted so it cannot thread onto the embedded nut on the wooden mount. As a result, the bolt threads strip rather than thread onto the nut. Please consider removing this product from your line.
Absolutely terrible couldn't support a ukulele let alone a full size guitar.
Nice enough hangers but the screws and drywall sleeves are useless and cannot hold anything heavier than a ukulele. I have 3 very nice holes in my drywall to prove it. You will need to visit your local hardware store and buy some real drywall anchors if you expect to hang your electric guitar on these hooks.
One came broken, didn't really care to replace.