Originally Posted by TolerancEJ
I had been meaning to begin this project but kept putting it off. Now I pretty much have to complete it. I filled my 7-guitar stand, and have excess basses lying around the room.
I have decided that I like the design of a slatwall rail system, using angled guitar hangers to maximize space available to me. I think I narrowed down my preferences. I'm interested in either: http://diamondlifegear.com/guitar_hanger_mx.html
Has anyone actually used either one and/or could advise if one of them might be better? I kinda like the diamond plate slatwall rail from DiamondLife but I recognize the String Swing brand name already.
I would go with the hardwood version and as Walter wrote, make sure the screws go into studs. I have had MDF slatwall fail when it was loaded. One way to keep this from happening is to stagger the rows of guitars- first one mounted high, second one low, third one high, fourth one low, etc.
I saw that the second link has Rail-C at $79. I would use that or one of the others with hardwood. I have used the slatwall with aluminum inserts- you could hang a whole lot of guitars and basses on it without having to worry about it failing. This is a lot less expensive than I thought.