Guitar Accessories-Guitar Stand

The article is about  why do you need a guitar stand and guitar types.

Why do you need a guitar stand?

There are three broad reasons to buy a guitar stand: protection, convenience, and display.

1. Protection

After you’ve finished with your practice for the day, you should never leave your guitar leaning against a wall or any other piece of furniture. There’s just too much risk of your guitar sliding and falling. This often leads to breakage on the guitar (like the pictures above and below). It’s also likely that your guitar will become worn on the bottom where it rests on the floor, and on the headstock where it leans against the wall. Even if you’ve stored your guitar inside its gig bag, they often do not have enough padding to protect your guitar against a major fall.

Guitar stands are sturdy, and they will be able to securely hold your guitar upright without allowing it to slide around. The parts of a guitar stand that are in contact with your guitar are also padded so they don’t cause any damage.

2. Convenience

Out of sight, out of mind. Practicing is the most important part of improving as a guitarist. The more often you see your guitar waiting patiently for you to pick it up, the more likely you are to practice. If you store your guitar in its gig bag under a bed or in a cupboard, you’re not going to be reminded of it frequently enough to experience the thrill of rapidly improving on your instrument of choice. It also requires a lot more effort to start practicing when you have to remove things from their hiding places, and that inertia could be enough to discourage you from practicing.

A guitar on a guitar stand is super-convenient to access in a limited amount of time. We live busy lives, and sometimes we can only spare a few minutes to get some practice in. The easier it is to pick up and play, the better. By storing your guitar on a stand, your guitar is also more likely to be in tune when you pick it up because the tuners will not have moved while doing the hokey pokey with your gig bag.

3. Display

Guitars look really great (in our biased opinion), so it’s pretty cool to have a guitar as an artistic accent in a room. Many guitarists are attracted to an instrument because of its aesthetics, so you should show it off! Guitar stands allow your guitars to stand proudly in the room.

Guitar stand types

1. A-Frame


The A-frame guitar stand is one of the simplest designs, and it is often used in guitar stores. It’s sturdy and compact, with an easy mechanism that can fold away for storage or transport.

Standard guitar stands are pretty simple in nature. They are small, easy to use, and many people opt for this exact type of guitar stand for many reasons. One of the biggest ones is the price, which is usually very low. The standard guitar stand has that triangular form and uses three points of contact to support the guitar.

2. Guitar Stands With A Neck Brace

This type of guitar stands is an evolution of the standard model. They are pretty much the same with the addition of a neck brace. This feature wraps around the neck and holds the guitar in place no matter what you do to it. As long as you don’t tip the whole stand over, the guitar will most likely remain within the safety of that stand. Stands with a neck brace generally cost a bit more, but that extra cost is definitely worth it.

3. Multi-Guitar Stands

You’ll probably find a multi-guitar stand to be more practical than many individual ones.

The obvious advantage here is that it saves you a ton of floor space by condensing more guitars into a smaller area.

This could be particularly useful for smaller practice rooms and tight stage setups.

4. Guitar Racks

The “other” option for storing multiple guitars at once is to use a guitar rack instead.

  • it’s more portable– it’s easier to set up, break down, and can be easily folded-up/packed away.
  • it’s more efficient– it can hold more guitars (ranging between 3-9) within a smaller floor space.

These racks work particularly well in the following situations:

  • on tours with bands that have lots of gear.
  • for long-term storage of guitars in their cases.
  • in small home studios short on floor space.

5. Premium Stands

Rather than using the traditional two-pronged cradle of a tripod stand.They instead support the weight of the guitar with a neck cradle similar to that of a wall-hanging stand. And the lower body rests up against the padding on the front legs.