How to Make an Electric Guitar Stand

An electric guitar stand provides a secure place to keep your guitar when it is not being played.


An electric guitar stand can be easily made using several materials and tools. You will need plywood for the stand and a jigsaw to cut out the stand shape. Hinges will hold the parts in a proper position. Velvet or rubber will be necessary to protect the guitar. Finally, sandpaper and paint will be needed to finish off the project.


Lay your plywood on the a level, flat surface. Use a pencil to draw out the design for your stand on a large piece of plywood. The height should be about 32 inches and the base should be about 27 inches wide. Your design should look somewhat like a large letter L with two upward points at the end of the letter. These points will hold the guitar in place on the stand. Once you have the plan lines you like, cut them out of the paper. Trace the shape twice with a marker onto the plywood. The marker ink will be easier to see. Use the jigsaw to cut the design from the plywood. Be sure to put on protective eyewear before you begin. Cut slowly and carefully so that you are able to stay on the lines you have drawn.


Sand the edges of the wood with sandpaper. Use a screwdriver, screws and a hinge to connect the two parts. The hinge will enable you to pull the stand supports apart. Apply a small piece of velvet, rubber or foam to the supports after painting the stand. This will protect the guitar while it is sitting on the stand. Use a non-toxic paint to finish the stand. Allow the paint enough time to dry completely. If necessary, apply a second coat of paint.