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Suffering from TMG Syndrome (Too Many Guitars)? Here's an affordable and stylish solution.

 

I suppose it's not exactly appropriate to call it a "problem" when one has too many instruments. That's really more of a blessing, actually. The problem is storing them and having easy access to them. Once you get past two instruments, your standard, one-instrument stands just don't cut the mustard anymore. And while there are certainly many options out there for keeping multiple guitars and basses at arm's length, some put a premium on functionality over style, with sterile metal frames that are more at home on the side of a stage than in your jam room or home studio. With its compact size and wood construction, the String Swing Inline Guitar Rack is a great option for those needing to house multiple instruments while maintaining an air of style and sophistication.

What You Need To Know

  • The side-loading Inline Guitar Rack holds up to six electric guitars/basses or three acoustic guitars
  • Constructed of solid ash hardwood, so it's sturdy and looks great holding your instruments
  • Foldable for easy transport if you want to use it at a gig or rehearsal
  • Assembly required, though not difficult with the included directions
  • Dimensions: A - 25.5", B - 14", C - 30.5"

Limitations

  • All of the instruments I house in this stand have rounded lower bouts, so I can't say how odd-shaped guitars might sit in it
  • There's no locking device to hold each instrument in place, so care should be taken if used in tight areas or if kids are around

Conclusion

As I said at the start, there are many multi-instrument stands and racks on the market, and like most pieces of gear, you can spend a lot or a little and typically you'll get what you pay for. For its $89.99 retail price, I found this rack to be a great value. It's stylish, functional, compact and you can fold it up for use elsewhere (though I plan to keep mine in my jam room at home). It took me about 10 minutes total to put it together and immediately became one of the best purchases I've made in a while.

Resources

Buy the String Swing Inline Guitar Rack at Musician's Friend

Inline Guitar Rack product page

 

 

Ara Ajizian, Harmony Central's Editorial Director, has been playing bass and guitar as well as singing since he was 18, and soon that love of music combined with a passion for writing; launching what's now a decade-long career immersed in the gear world. He's thrilled to be back on the Harmony Central team after two years as Managing Editor for Musician's Friend covering gear, bands and events and gigging in the Los Angeles area.

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