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    Thinking of using some String Swing Guitar Wall hangers. Is there any negitive effects on a guitar from letting them hang there all the time?

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    They are more exposed to light, dust, temp/humidity changes.

    Light will eventually damage a finish, but if it's not in direct sunlight you are ok.

    Dust. Play the things and you'll be ok there.

    Temp/Humidity changes - You may need to tweak your setups a bit more if the weather in your house changes a lot. Humidifiers/Dehumidifiers can help if that turns out to be an issue.
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    • #3
      Years ago I had a Gibson ES165 that had a serious flaw hidden under the finish of the back of the neck. I kept it on a wall hanger and just the weight of the body pulling on the peghead caused the flaw to open up as a gaping crack. It was never able to be fixed properly. I'd get into Gibson's response but it's way too long and painful.
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      • #4
        its a long way from the ground to fall...
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        • #5
          Depends on the guitar. I'd have no problem at hanging Fenders on a wall. But I'd hesitate to do it with something expensive and delicate like a Les Paul. Then again, almost all music stores hang their guitars for display, and often they'll be there for years. They wouldn't do it if it damaged their own unsold merchandise.

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          • #6
            I've had all of my expensive guitars hanging on my walls for 10+ years now--Custom Shop Les Pauls, CS Strats, Ricks, PRS's, SG's, 335 and 339--no issues whatsoever and we live in a non-humidified home where the relative humidity is usually below 20%.

            Fading and yellowing will occur even if there is no direct sunlight, but that adds to the mojo IMO.

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            • #7
              I've had all of my expensive guitars hanging on my walls for 10+ years now--Custom Shop Les Pauls, CS Strats, Ricks, PRS's, SG's, 335 and 339--no issues whatsoever and we live in a non-humidified home where the relative humidity is usually below 20%.

              Fading and yellowing will occur even if there is no direct sunlight, but that adds to the mojo IMO.


              If you lived in So. California, I would be asking, "Hey, wasn't I just over at your house Monday?" Serioiusly, over 50 guitars hanging on the walls and and he only has two Fender strats. The rest are what you mentioned with the bulk of them Gibson LP's.

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              • #8
                If you lived in So. California, I would be asking, "Hey, wasn't I just over at your house Monday?" Serioiusly, over 50 guitars hanging on the walls and and he only has two Fender strats. The rest are what you mentioned with the bulk of them Gibson LP's.

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                I'm still leery about it because of those little earthquakes we have around here. But the GC near me has at least 100 on their racks, so there you are.

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                • #9
                  Thinking of using some String Swing Guitar Wall hangers. Is there any negitive effects on a guitar from letting them hang there all the time?


                  They make an ungodly noise when you have an earthquake...

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                  • #10
                    Thinking of using some String Swing Guitar Wall hangers. Is there any negitive effects on a guitar from letting them hang there all the time?
                    You mean, aside from the aesthetic considerations?

                    Lots of guitars hanging on the wall is just to me, but then I never really cared for the Hard Rock Cafe school of decor.

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                    • #11
                      I've never had any problems with wall hangers. Just make sure you screw it into a stud, or use a good anchor bolt against sheet rock.

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                      • #12
                        I've been hanging all of my guitars for years. The scale length has changed on them from 25.5 to 26 and from 24.75 to 25.................................just kidding.

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                        • #13
                          Been having a Silvertone Strat copy on the wall for 14 years. No problems yet. And a Fender Strat for 5, still good to go.
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                          • #14
                            I have this irrational fear of hanging my guitars.

                            I have one of those Hercules stands and I'll only leave my guitar on it for a few minutes.

                            I'm just afraid the weight of the body pulling on the neck cant be good for the neck joint.

                            But I'm sure this is completely unfounded cause people do it all the time with no problems.

                            Still......... I won't do it.
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                            • #15
                              I keep mine on the wall at all times for years now... In the past I kept my guitars in the cases and I had big issues with humidity. Now I control my room with Humidifiers/Dehumidifiers and I have no problem at all. With my guitars on the wall, I tend to rotate my guitars more often... before I was to lazy and I was playing only one guitar for months.


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