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    Hanging Guitars

    I read this article in AG magazine last night and thought it interesting......especially the part about countering string pull stress by hanging guitars by the headstock.

    http://acousticguitar.com/ask-the-ex...r-on-the-wall/

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    Thanks.

    I note the article seems to validate the conventional wisdom. Safest place is in the case. If absolute safety is not the driving consideration then hanging, making sure the hanger doesn't interact with the finish, is fine. Don't forget to monitor temperature and humidity.
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    This acousticguitar link tried me to install malware, I got a link that my Firefoy would be out of date. Be careful, don't install anything and close the entire page if that happens. The second time the page opened normal.
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    I have guitars hanging all over the house from various pegs, hooks and curtain rods.

    I make a very strong look of cord, leather, etc and hang the guitar by looping around the top tuner buttons/shafts.

    A while back someone picked up up my '76 Alvarez classical from the post where is was hanging, played it, and then hung it back up on a plastic thumbtack that's holding a half dozen rattlesnakes skins to the post.

    It might have hung there like that for a couple days when I caught it.

    I saw it was hanging up a little higher than usual, looked at it and I was like WTF? The tack was hanging down, about ready to pull out of the Doug fir post...

    Good thing it was superlight...

    It's upstairs in the case now.

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    Same thing happened on my laptop, SFIV.

    Anyway, I'll add one more vote for "Keep 'em in the case if they're not being played."
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    Yeah, my worst fear is my Dobro resonator coming off the wall and falling on my D35 top...

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    I keep all my guitars in their cases, except for my '73 S-100 which lives at night on a chair in my den and during the day on my bed. It's my go-to noodling electric, with a Martin 0-15 to keep it company. :) I tune up each guitar about once a month…in between they just stay tuned up!

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    I have not a lot of big issues fortunately, but really wonder if a case is the best place, many corroded guitars and with deteriorated binding were stored in cases too long. Let 'em breathe.
    By the way, should I change strings now? :>)
    Last edited by swiveltung; 04-15-2019 at 09:44 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swiveltung View Post
    I have not a lot of big issues fortunately, but really wonder if a case is the best place, many corroded guitars and with deteriorated binding were stored in cases too long. Let 'em breathe.
    By the way, should I change strings now? :>)
    One at a time only.

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    Maybe change the frets too!

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