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This answer has been copied, pasted, and updated based on a related question that I answered. I will answer your question related to hanging your guitars on the wall after I give some basic context on how to properly store a guitar in general. I think it's worthwhile to provide some context in which to answer your question. In essence, when it comes to ...


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Call the airline beforehand and explain your situation. Policies vary. See if the aircraft(s) has a suit closet up front which can stow your guitar. It will not fit in the overhead unless you are very lucky, especially with a hardcase (forget it), and it unfairly denies other people their luggage space. (Others have said they got theirs in, hardcase and ...


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It won't warp the neck. The force of gravity on the neck is much less than the force asserted on the neck by those strings under tension. I would still not advise long term storage of guitars by hanging them on the wall. The safest place for your guitar is in its hard shell case. While hanging on the wall your guitar is far more susceptible to changes in ...


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I doubt it. Every single music store I have ever been in hangs instruments from the headstock. If it caused damage I don't think use of them would be so widespread.


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You put a lot more stress on that neck joint playing the guitar and bending strings than gravity does when it's hanging there by the neck. I've certainly never seen any evidence produced that holds up the tale that a guitar hanging from its neck is a guitar neck in the process of warping. I'll always say: the safest place for a guitar is in it's case. But ...


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Loosening the strings is a must if your guitar is likely to fly. I took a flight to Germany in 2001 without loosening the strings of a Strat I had at that time, the guitar was in a hard-case; when I got there the springs had somehow slipped of the back of the tremolo causing the tension of the strings to pull the tremolo up to an obscene angle. I put this ...


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I'm pretty certain we have a very similar question here, but I can't find it... Anyway - consensus seems to be that your best bet is to store it on its side if laying it horizontally, or better yet: store it on a guitar stand, vertically. Either of these positions minimise the stress on the neck, frets and strings.


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Storing a guitar strings-down probably isn't the best idea, since putting weight on the strings will grind them against the frets, putting a tiny amount of wear on the strings and frets. It may also be putting the weight of not only the guitar but the case on the guitar's neck, depending on how your case is constructed. I suggest storing the guitar in the ...


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I've flown with my guitars a handful of times... The first time around 2003[?], for an important audition, I purchased a seat for it, no problems there... If you have an expensive instrument, crummy case, or are otherwise afraid something might happen, this is the safest way to go. All it takes is a short drop onto the concrete by a baggage handler and your ...


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After 9-11 I took an acoustic thru TSA and onboard. They made me unzip the case so they could search. Of course, it is much more intrusive now under the present administration, so I would check with the airline or look on TSA website for more info.


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I took my acoustic guitar with me on a flight once and leaving the UK, the checking counter insisted I check the guitar in with the rest of my heavy luggage. Conversely on the way out, leaving Turkey, the checking counter insisted I take it on as hand luggage, even though I didn't purchase an extra seat for it. There was no room in the overhead compartment ...


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Whether it's good for them or not, I've been hanging a few of my guitars on the wall for a few years now, and I haven't noticed any difference in their condition vs. the ones I keep in a case in the closet, other than the normal wear & tear. Of course, YMMV, but I've also made sure that the room they hang in stays a reasonable temperature, and that the ...


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If you tend to walk in the dark near your guitars, then hanging them is much better than leaving them on a stand and kicking them accidentally in the dark. I prefer to hang mine, but as you mention you are renting an apartment, your landlord will almost certainly disapprove of what needs to be done to hang them from the walls. I'm fortunate in that my ...


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I have 22 guitars hanging on my wall, ranging from low end Korean to Fender Custom Shop Strats and Teles and Ibanez Prestige and Universes. Except when I am playing them, they have hung, the oldest since 2006 the newest since January 2011. Not one of them has had a problem. I am full-blown AR when it comes to my babies and I would case them immediately if ...


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In addition to the points already noted, the Musician's Union in the UK recommend: Don't carry anything else in the case other than the instrument - this makes it much easier to screen and saves difficulties Carry your Musician's Union membership card - again, in the hope of reducing difficulties with authorities Check with airports at either end of your ...


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I would place bubble wrap around the guitar and then place it in a hard case. In all the empty spaces that could cause the guitar to move around I would stuff with a soft material (foam/bubble wrap), and that will stop the guitar moving around in the case during transit. Pay attention to the neck, wrap it in bubble wrap fully. If the guitar has a ...


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I hang mine in a climate controlled space, i use guitar cleaning cloths over the hanger's foam padding to prevent marring the finish. I believe hanging guitars encourages one to play them more often, the necks stay straight and there is more air for the guitar to breathe. I had a really nice Guild D-40 that suffered marring on the neck where the case ...



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