Oh thank God it’s almost the weekend, which means a lot of us are fixing to go onstage and play for a little (or lot) of money and stories! Which is what got me thinking about the best way to maximize stage estate, and one of the odd-shaped things that takes up some of that stage space is our instruments. How do y’all deal with this? Does your band use a bunch of single guitar stands, or do you roll in a guitar vault? Do you just lean your guitars in their cases or gigbags against a wall, or do you open up a guitar boat? I’m usually a road guy and have been using one of those 3-guitar studio stands, and the guitarists in my group share one of those tolex-covered guitar briefcases/boats from Guitar Center. We’ve talked about getting a guitar vault but aren’t convinced it’s the best way to go, so I figured I’d tap into the TalkBass collective wisdom!