Welcome to our big guitar stand test 2021. Here we present all the guitar stands we have tested in detail. We have compiled detailed background information and added a summary of customer reviews on the web.
We would like to make your purchase decision easier and help you find the best guitar stand for you. You will also find answers to frequently asked questions in our guide. If available, we also offer interesting test videos. Furthermore, you will also find some important information on this page that you should definitely pay attention to if you want to buy a guitar stand.
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- 2 Summary
- 3 The Best Guitar Stand: Our Picks
- 4 Guide: Questions you should ask yourself before buying a guitar stand
- 5 Decision: What types of guitar holders are there and which is the right one for you?
- 5.1 How does an A-shaped stand work and what are its advantages and disadvantages?
- 5.2 How does a fork stand work and what are its advantages and disadvantages?
- 5.3 How does a premium guitar stand work and what are its advantages and disadvantages?
- 5.4 How does a wall mount work and what are its advantages and disadvantages?
- 5.5 How does a guitar rack work and what are its advantages and disadvantages?
- 6 Buying criteria: These are the factors you can use to compare and evaluate guitar stands
- A guitar stand is particularly suitable for you if you want to store your guitar(s) safely at all times.
- Advantages of a guitar stand are the stable hold of your guitar, the protection against falls, the space saving. In addition, you can quickly grab your guitar.
- Cheaper models start at a price of 6 to about 20 €, higher quality guitar stands cost about 20 to 70 €.
The Best Guitar Stand: Our Picks
Guide: Questions you should ask yourself before buying a guitar stand
For whom is it worth buying a guitar stand?
What are the advantages of a guitar stand?
Should you rather invest in a guitar stand or a wall mount?
If you only have limited space available, a wall mount for your guitar is an attractive alternative.
The disadvantage of a wall mount is that you have to drill holes to be able to screw the mount on. If you move furniture or move house, you have to close the holes. Also, this solution is only for home use, as it does not provide support for your guitar when you are out and about.
When should you buy a multiple stand?
What are the costs?
Decision: What types of guitar holders are there and which is the right one for you?
Basically, you can distinguish between these five most common types of guitar holders:
- A-shape stand
- Fork stand
- "Premium" guitar stand
- Wall mount (vertical suspension)
- Guitar rack
Depending on the intended use and personal preference, one guitar holder is more suitable for your guitar than another. In the following, we briefly explain the differences so that you can decide which guitar holder is right for you. In addition, we compare the advantages and disadvantages of each guitar holder.
How does an A-shaped stand work and what are its advantages and disadvantages?
With an A-frame stand, the guitar is placed on the fork and leaned against it. The stand, also called an A-frame, is easily foldable. This, and also its small size, make it particularly suitable for transport. A disadvantage can be that there is no holder for the guitar neck. If the guitar is placed in a place where it can be bumped, it could tip over.
An A-shape stand is the right one for you if you are looking for an inexpensive but sturdy, space-saving and easy-to-transport instrument holder that should stand in a place where your guitar cannot be accidentally bumped.
How does a fork stand work and what are its advantages and disadvantages?
A fork stand has a support for the guitar neck in addition to the fork, which is supposed to provide more stability. However, cheaper models can be unstable and tip over together with the guitar. Another disadvantage is that the stand has to be assembled first and is not foldable. This makes it less suitable for transport.
A fork stand is the right one for you if you are looking for a cheap guitar stand that additionally holds the guitar neck. It is particularly suitable if you want to keep it in a quiet place and not transport it.
How does a premium guitar stand work and what are its advantages and disadvantages?
With the "Premium" guitar stand, the guitar neck is suspended in the holder and the guitar body rests on the front. It is space-saving and foldable and is therefore ideal for transport. However, as the word premium suggests, such a guitar stand is relatively expensive to purchase.
A "premium" guitar stand is the one for you if you are willing to spend a little more and are looking for a compact, collapsible and easy-to-transport guitar stand that provides a secure stand for your instrument.
How does a wall mount work and what are its advantages and disadvantages?
A wall mount for vertical suspension is a small fork that is mounted on a wall. The guitar neck is hung here. Flexible models also allow the guitar neck to be fixed. When hanging the guitar in the wall mount, however, you should be careful to avoid collisions with the wall. If necessary, you can use an additional pad on which the guitar body rests. When mounting, make sure that the wall bracket is securely screwed to the wall to prevent the guitar from falling down later. It is also possible that temperature or humidity fluctuations occur on walls, which can cause cracks or warping of the guitar.
If you keep this in mind, a wall mount is a very space-saving and decorative way to store your guitar. A wall rack is the right thing for you if your home has little space, you want to make your guitar a visual eye-catcher or you want to keep it out of the reach of children and pets.
How does a guitar rack work and what are its advantages and disadvantages?
A guitar rack or multi-guitar stand can be used to store several guitars next to each other. It is easy to assemble and disassemble and can be transported. One disadvantage is that the guitars can bump into each other and damage each other if they are not positioned carefully enough. In addition, the padding of a multiguitar stand is often delicate.
A guitar rack is the right thing for you if you want to store several guitars in a space-saving way.
Buying criteria: These are the factors you can use to compare and evaluate guitar stands
In the following, we will show you which criteria you can use to compare and evaluate guitar stands. This will make it easier for you to get an overview and decide on a suitable guitar stand. In summary, these are the following criteria:
- Weight / Size
In the following, you can read about the respective criteria and find out why it makes sense for you to buy a guitar stand under these aspects or not.
It is important that the parts that come into contact with the guitar are well padded. This is the only way to ensure that your guitar does not suffer any damage, such as scratches or dents. If your guitar is lacquered with a nitro v arnish, pay particular attention to high-quality padding, as the plasticisers it often contains can damage the guitar's varnish and cause unsightly discolouration! Nowadays nitro lacquer is rarely used for guitars, but if you are unsure, ask the manufacturer.
Weight / Size
If you often want to take your guitar stand to stage performances or to the rehearsal room and are constantly on the move, a handy and lightweight guitar stand is highly recommended. But here, too, you have to be careful to get a good quality one. You have to make sure that, despite the lightness of the guitar stand, the stability for your guitar is given.
Stability and tilt resistance are enormously important, as you want to store your guitar well and safely and avoid falls. Some guitar stands have a neck fixation that you can attach around the neck of the guitar, or the neck of the guitar is clamped in place to prevent a fall in the event of a small shock. Also, take special care that your guitar stand can hold the weight of your guitar and not tip over. Steel guitar stands are stable, while plastic guitar stands are more appealing for their handiness and lightness.
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