Best guitar stands and guitar hangers 2024: options for single and multiple acoustic and electric guitars

The headstocks of a variety of electric guitars and basses in a multi-guitar stand
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One of the worst things you can do for your guitar playing is to keep your instrument locked away inside its case. A guitar out of sight is a guitar out of mind and that means less playing time. So, to ensure you're always ready to rock, you'll need one of the best guitar stands and guitar hangers to display your pride and joy proudly – and encourage you to pick it up more.

Buying a guitar stand or hanger is a deeply personal decision too, as not all guitars are created equal. What works for a Jazzmaster won't necessarily do the job on an acoustic guitar and if you're a bassist you'll potentially need something bigger, and sturdier. Collectively the Guitar World team has used and tested hundreds of guitar stands and hangers over the years, giving us first-hand insight into what works for each particular instrument. We've arranged this guide by use case to make it easier for you to select the right stand or hanger for your guitar.

You can trust Guitar World Our expert reviewers spend hours testing and comparing guitar products so you can choose the best for you. Find out more about how we test.

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Chris Corfield

Chris Corfield is a journalist with over 12 years of experience writing for some of the music world's biggest brands including Orange Amplification, MusicRadar, Guitar World, Total Guitar and Dawsons Music. Chris loves getting nerdy about everything from guitar gear and synths, to microphones and music production hardware.

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