How Do You Store It?

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  1. hockeyplayr

    hockeyplayr Senior Member

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    This may sound stupid and may have been asked hundreds of times (i did search and found nothing relevant though) but how do you store your guitars when they are in the case? Upright? On it's back? On it's side?

    I read that storing it upright isn't recommended by all then i read on it's back isn't either. I'm probably just being anal, but i want to make sure i take care of this guitar the best I can, even though its only a studio.

    Thanks
     
  2. nauc

    nauc Senior Member

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    i just keep mine like this, in a corner...

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    im afraid ill step on it if its laying down

    and if you stand it up and it gets knocked over, the headstock can break even if its in the case
     
  3. Ledheadforlife

    Ledheadforlife Senior Member

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    Kalamazuu Senior Member

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    Personally I think they'd be find on their back too, as they are solid and in a case, cellos, basses are put on their sides because they are more stable and it doesn't warp the back, but violins and violas are stored on their backs in the cases and are fine. Overall I don't think it will make much of a difference. also cellos and bases generally have soft cases and are stuck upright facing inwards in a corner, on the side is kinda just between sessions/ when you get up for a second. Or on a rack.

    Hope that helps
    Kzoo
     
  5. bobarino

    bobarino Senior Member

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    i just leave 'em out of the case, hangin' from their headstocks.
     
  6. QuicksilverSS

    QuicksilverSS Senior Member

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    I have mine laying in the clothes basket on top of my socks as we speak.....:rolleyes: true....:D
     
  7. acstorfer

    acstorfer Senior Member

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    Flat, afraid it might fall otherwards. And don't forget the humidifier!
     
  8. planks

    planks Senior Member

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    I have my cases standing on their side, easy to pick them up.

    On it's back or upright should be fine as well, as long as when it's upright you make sure it can't tilt.
     
  9. zontar

    zontar Senior Member

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    In the hardshell case, standing up off the floor (in a basement--don't want cold or water getting to them) and there are barreoers on each side it (And my other guitars) won't fall over.
    No humidifiers for my solidbodies--(never needed one in the local climate. Maybe you need one where you are.)
     
  10. Sirzach

    Sirzach Senior Member

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    Hardshell case leaning against the wall. I'd put it flat, but with my other guitars and 3-guitar stand between the desk and wall, everything is packed securely against each other and can't fall over.
     
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    GitFiddle Senior Member

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    Mine all stand upright in their cases against the wall in a corner where they can't fall over.
     
  12. Justin_Case

    Justin_Case Senior Member

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    These are Home Depot $99 special racks - works great. Off the floor and you can put other things on them too.

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    Thumpalumpacus Senior Member

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    Wall hooks work for me. But our climate here has steady humidity, my son's old enough to know better than to mess with them, and my apartment is small. Plus, I need not buy any more art.
     
  14. BoogieMan_SC

    BoogieMan_SC Senior Member

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    +1...same thing for the same reasons...
     
  15. hockeyplayr

    hockeyplayr Senior Member

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    Thanks for all the responses, im guessing pretty much anyway is fine it's just a matter of preference. Now its time to find a place in my tiny apartment to put it (i live with three roommates and have little room as it is).
     
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    Now I know why they call you Justin Case. :laugh2: :thumb:
     
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    I keep 'em all upright, BUT, they are all securely in place...backed against paneled walls on two sides and bordered by solid, heavy "stuff" on the other two sides - so there ain't a chance these babies are going to fall on their sides - unless the entire wall is comin' down.
     
  18. Sloppy Joe

    Sloppy Joe Senior Member

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    Usually on its side, but sometimes upright.
     
  19. jamman

    jamman Premium Member

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    That's great, thanks for the Idea. I'm going in the morning.:applause:
     
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    Same here.
     

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