Archive for March, 2010

Make Your Own Guitar Wall Mount

Hangin' Around

Guitars look great on the wall.  They are works of art, and it makes you look cool and cultured if you’ve got a guitar hanging on your wall.  Or maybe just like a liberal hippie…whatever.  Keep the incense to a minimum and you’ll be fine.

Walmart carries these hooks around the tool section for around $2.  Most likely available at Lowes/Home Depot also.  Anything meant to hold a spade shovel is good enough for a guitar right?  They are rubber coated steel hangers and are perfect for this.

Lowes or Home Depot has tons of small decorative trim pieces of wood.  What you pick is up to you.  I found this piece and like the size and simple design.


  • Decorative wood piece
  • Tool hanger
  • Hacksaw/Dremel tool
  • Drill
  • Drywall anchors and screws
  • Stain(optional)
  • Wood plugs(optional)
  • Guitar


  1. Cut off around 3/4″ of the threaded screw from the hanger.
    1. This is the hardest part.  With a hacksaw or Dremel tool you’ve got to shorten the length of that screw unless you’re using a super thick piece of wood
  2. Drill a hole large enough to accept the hanger screw.
  3. Drill screw holes above and below the hook hole.
    1. To make it look nice I suggest counter-sinking the screws.  First drill a hole big enough that your screws will fit through.  Then use a bit that is slightly bigger than the head of the screw and drill about half way into the wood.  This will let the screw fall into the wood a bit and hide it.
    2. If you want to be extra pro go to your hardware store, Michaels, etc… and pick up some wood plugs to fit in the holes.  I’ve planned to do this for months.  Do it now or forever hold your peace.
  4. Stain your wood.  This is optional and to your taste.  I chose this color because I had it laying around so it was my favorite at the time.
  5. Using drywall anchors(please don’t just put screws into your drywall.  Your guitar is definitely going to fall that way), attach your new wall mount.
  6. Learn some John Mayer.
  7. Bring home babes to see how cool you are.
  8. Play them sappy love songs.
  9. Fall in love and live happily ever after.

SD Card Case Guitar Pick Holder

I am 1) a computer nerd, 2) a musician, and 3) forgetful.  This means I frequently lose guitar picks and have an empty case that used to hold an SD card(where the hell is that thing?).

I found that these little cases that come with SD cards are perfect for holding 5 or 6 picks in a neat little package to throw in your guitar case or pocket.

On a little diagonal, the pics stay put great in the tabs for holding a card.

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