Guitar accessories aren't always the sexiest products we get to review. Most are functional and do what they say they'll do, so it becomes an exercise in assessing structure and strength. This time around, however, a unique product came my way that really expands upon the idea of the guitar wall hanger, the Wall-Axe SOLOIST.
• The SOLOIST takes the concept of an instrument wall hanger and adds a host of options for including the other things you need when you play: cable, picks, tuner, capo, strap, etc.
• Made of solid oak with a clear gloss finish, its triangular design is both functional and a cool aesthetic touch to any studio or jam space
• Installation is easy, with detailed instructions and all necessary hardware included
• In addition to a padded hook for your instrument, the SOLOIST has four pegs that can be used for hanging or clipping accessories
• Three slots can hold several picks
• The padded hook extends a bit from the base, allowing you to hang your cable behind your instrument and your slide on one of the hooks in front
The Wall-Axe SOLOIST accomplishes exactly what it sets out to do: it keeps everything you need to play in one convenient place. As a plus, it's wall-mountable, keeping your guitar, cable, picks and other accessories within easy reach and on display. I won't lie, I'm that guy who always needs a pick or has to dig for a cable (I swear I left them RIGHT THERE last time I played!), so for me the SOLOIST is a great companion to have on the wall. My cable, picks, clip-on tuner, capo...everything is right there waiting for me when inspiration strikes, ensuring I stay in the creative groove. You can pay the same amount of money for a stand that only holds your guitar, or pick up a SOLOIST or two and keep all your accessories together.
Wall-Axe SOLOIST Product Demo Video
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.