Monday, March 11, 2013

Cheap, easy guitar hangers from a hardware store

I didn't want to spend $30 on guitar hangers for my three guitars, so I sought a solution on a recent trip to Lowe's to buy miscellaneous home improvement junk with my fiancee. I figured I'd find something suitable among the bike hooks, and I did. I got these hooks for $10/ pair. I'm sure you could find cheaper ones if you look a bit. They install as easily as a dedicated guitar hook: just two screws and you're done. If you don't like how long these are, you can get ambitious and pull off the rubber sleeve, cut down the arms with a hacksaw to the length you want, bend them into shape with pliers and a vise, and reinstall the sleeves.
I installed these guys with 1-inch drywall screws, which fit correctly into the holes and match the hook's color. For my headless Hohner (essentially a Steinberger with different pickups), I hung the hook lower on the wall. Finding a stud shouldn't really be necessary unless your guitar is exceptionally heavy.


  1. These old gadgets are just perfect due to their long life.
    Used few of them and they are still working, my grandmother purchased in her teen age.