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Guitar Stands That Are Works of Art

I think if you're going to spend thousands of dollars on beautiful and vintage guitars, or even twenty bucks on a guitar you pick up at a Garage Sale, you might as well have a stunning display for your instrument. Showcase it; show it off. Show your love of music...

Take a Stand guitar stands are designed by Stuart Mono, an industrial designer with over 25 years experience in design, art, and guitars. With a lifetime of playing, collecting, and building guitars, Stu holds a BS in Industrial Design from the University of Cincinnati and an MBA from NYU Stern School of Business.

Stu’s designs provide a balanced low center of gravity for maximum stability. Minimal contact with the guitar’s finish is an essential feature, as the contact points are surgical rubber covered with genuine leather, thus protecting the guitar’s finish. These cushioned and leather covered supports are further secured to the graceful neck of the stand using internal hardened stainless steel pins.

Our stands are designed so that placing and removing your guitar is easy and safe. We eliminated the risk of damaging the guitar by doing away with unnecessary and complicated locking mechanisms. Unique shaped guitars like Gibson Flying V's, Explorers, and more standard electrics like Strats and Les Pauls hang free with no chance of cords getting tangled in the stand. So, not only are they elegant and graceful, they are safe and a pleasure to use.

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Pagelli Convertable

"Using removable top inserts, the Convertible can be configured as an acoustic, an electric, a resonator guitar, or a six-string banjo. In addition, a sitar bridge can be added to each insert, bringing the total number of possible sounds to eight!

And because the neck is easily removed with a single screw, the Convertible can also be a travel guitar."
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Superton

Love the retro vibe of this vintage Russian made mando-guitar!
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"Hope I die before I get old"

Happy 71st birthday to one of my very favorite guitarists.
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R.I.P. Prince. :-(
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Good morning everyone!

(An actual photo of me before I'm properly caffeinated.)
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Blackie

In 1970 Eric Clapton bought six stratocasters from the Sho-Bud guitar shop in Nashville for $200-300 each. After giving one each to George Harrison, Pete Townshend, and Steve Winwood, he took the best parts of the remaining three (built c. 1956 and 1957) and assembled them into this, the most iconic of all his guitars.

Clapton played Blackie almost exclusively on stage and in the studio from 1974-1985 recording hits such as Cocaine, I Shot The Sheriff, Wonderful Tonight, Further On Up The Road, Lay Down Sally and various live versions of Layla.

In 2004 Blackie sold at auction for $959,500 in a benefit for Clapton's Crossroads Centre.
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Eric Clapton's Zemaitis 12 String

This heart covered rosewood and cedar beauty was dubbed "Ivan the Terrible" by Clapton. He played it on Blind Faith and later loaned it to George Harrison for the recording of My Sweet Lord. In 2004 it sold for $253,900 in a benefit for Clapton's Crossroads foundation.

“I finally got to meet Tony Zemaitis in the mid ’60s. I asked him to make a 12-string for me, bigger than he’d ever done before and inlaid with silver. I wanted it to be incredibly ornate. I wanted to explore everything we could. The heart shape and the four-leaf clover on the headstock were my ideas. So he made this guitar, it probably took about a year, and it was massive. It’s reputed to be the biggest 12-string in the world. It’s about the same dimensions as a mariachi bass. Tony really did a beautiful job. I used it with Blind Faith and I did some other material with it.

“I was involved in a very, very stormy relationship at the time. During one of our big rows, I took the guitar and I demolished it. I took it by the neck and I banged it against the wall until there was nothing left. Then about five years later—I still had the neck—I took it back to Tony and said, ‘I’ve got to tell you a terrible story, forgive me I can’t bear to be without it,’ and I apologized and made all the excuses I could think of. He was shocked, but he understood, so he built another body onto the neck. So this is Mark 2—the first one was destroyed, but the neck is original.”
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Ouija

Kirk Hammett's original Ouija Board ESP with the "William Fued talking baard set" misspellings and reversed moons.
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Banjola

A banjo with the body of a mandola. It's a bit of mystery to me how that fifth string makes its way down from the fifth fret to the headstock.
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