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    Senior Member killdeer43's Avatar
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    Cases are in storage closet...guitars live on hangers, and one is on a stand at all times.
    I like to keep 'em handy.

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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? :>)
    Yeah, well you gotta take 'em out and play 'em once in a while. This one looks like it may have been in the Nashville flood a few years back.
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    I have hundred+ year old barnboard that I make primitive but sturdy hangers out of. Love seeing my old guitars hanging from them.

    Wanna' see, and/or buy? PM and I'll try and remember to get back to you.
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    Cases are safe in the hall cabinet, safe and sound! Only one guitar is in there. And one dulcimer. The rest are out in the living room or my bedroom, on stands. Two whole house humidifiers are running overtime to keep things as good as we can here in the desert. Current outside humidity is 17%. And that's only because we've had some storms rolling through. Tomorrow they say it may rain between 3 to 6 and that could, or not happen. Still..... my guitars are out where I can see them and grab them. Plenty of people have different opinions. Mostly, locked up in their cases. I like to see them, and play them. Not the easiest in the desert, but that's my way. Cases are nice but if I can't just grab and play.... they're too much work for me......
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    I have several guitars on hangers, typically the low to mid line models. I do wrap each of the hangers in yarn so that's what the guitars rest on. I haven't had a problem yet.
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    It's best to have a lot of guitars out, and a lot of guitars in cases ;-)

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    I actually wish I had the right climate in my house year round to keep the axes out. My guitars stay cased in the winter because my house is too dry for 4-5 months of the year. I've learned that lesson. Now that I don't have kids running around the house, a wife that might want to put a foot into one, or any of that kind of risk I would like to have them out, and I have several really nice floor stands that I use occasionally. I appreciate West's point of view on this and I recall that he set up a beautiful room for it with a bunch of his guitars on stands on the wall. Very nice.

    And, yeah... String tension, if I recall correctly, is close to 200 pounds, so concerns about hanging the guitars causing more stress.... that's silly.
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    Quote Originally Posted by swiveltung View Post
    ....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.....
    Most cases aren't really air-tight. A little outside air sneaks in there, so they do breathe a little, but very slowly.

    I'd love to have all these gorgeous sculptures hanging all around the house, but it's typically very dry here in the Wild West, so they're all in cases with wet sponges in baggies. This has kept them all pristine so far. No corrosion, LOL! I don't leave them cased for 50 years, though. I do let them out to play.
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    Quote Originally Posted by killdeer43 View Post
    ...I like to keep 'em handy.

    Joe
    +1. Guild F-30 in a case, but close. PRS Hollowbody on a stand, very close.

    Quote Originally Posted by davismanLV View Post
    Still..... my guitars are out where I can see them and grab them...
    +1. See above.

    Quote Originally Posted by chazmo View Post
    I actually wish I had the right climate in my house year round to keep the axes out. My guitars stay cased in the winter because my house is too dry for 4-5 months of the year...
    We are in the same climate, but I keep the PRS out. I have a "whole house" humidifier running in the winter. I hope this comment doesn't jinx it, but I never had a "humidity" issue with any guitars in the 30 years I've lived in this house.

    The PRS is "quieter" unplugged than the F-30 - it actually sounds good unplugged, but the F-30 has much more volume. So it's more "handy" simply because I don't bother anyone when I play it unplugged. Playing the F-30 or the PRS plugged in usually only happens when I have the place to myself. I'm still putting plenty of hours a week on both guitars, though!

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    My "good ones" are almost ready for release from winter hibernation. Even tho I have radiators in the house it still gets dry

    In the spring-fall like to keep a 12 and a 6 each in two rooms.....mix 'em up now and then.

    The Wechter is in my bedroom for noodling......I'm really loving that little guitar, just an incredible little thing.

    The Madeira and Ibanez will go to my camp as soon as the snow recedes enough to get to the place. the lake is still frozen solid (there is a webcam). I left the Madeira there a bit too late last year, got down well below freezing in an unheated cabin. Sounds fine but top got a little warpy looking.

    a wife that might want to put a foot into one: Got one

    they're all in cases with wet sponges in baggies: Do that too

    I do wrap each of the hangers in yarn so that's what the guitars rest on: Great tip
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    Westerly 1971 D-25 CH
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