Guitar Stand

comments (30) December 4th, 2009 in Reader's Gallery

Kvakker Kvakker, member
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The guitar stand neck is made of tiger maple and decorative inlay, with a cradle and base of waterfall bubinga. Ebony accents make up the headstock cap, tuners and neck holder as well as the caps for the end of the cradle and legs.  The curvature of the neck is derived from the side contour of my Alvarez (Yari) 12 string guitar.  

Design or Plan used: My Own Design - Kevin Vanden Akker

posted in: Reader's Gallery, musical instrument, guitar stand

Comments (30)

FrankSheppard FrankSheppard writes: Really its perfect design for guitar, Thanks for sharing such a brilliant post
Posted: 1:47 am on April 8th

JohnDSherwood JohnDSherwood writes: Its great design
Posted: 6:13 am on March 19th

ErnestCStruck ErnestCStruck writes: Great Craftsmanship.
Posted: 3:41 am on March 17th

DanielleJMcAllister DanielleJMcAllister writes: I appreciate with your work.
Posted: 12:57 am on March 10th

MayraWVargas MayraWVargas writes: Thanks for sharing this post .
Posted: 3:31 am on March 8th

MarkNChambers MarkNChambers writes: Amazing guitar stand
Posted: 11:40 pm on March 7th

LouisCKnutson LouisCKnutson writes: fascinating design.
Posted: 1:31 am on March 5th

AlbertBarrera AlbertBarrera writes: "Wow! Its Amazing. What a nice design."
Posted: 8:05 am on March 2nd

SusanEVela SusanEVela writes: Amazing? Great art of crafting.
Posted: 8:23 am on February 23rd

rhondaoutland rhondaoutland writes: Great design...Awesome craftsmanship
Posted: 4:45 am on November 9th

GerardoSantos GerardoSantos writes: This is great project`
Posted: 4:32 am on July 15th

victormarsh victormarsh writes: really nice
Posted: 1:05 pm on March 19th

William313 William313 writes: Is there a plan on this amazing looking stand that can be downloaded??

Posted: 5:27 pm on March 24th

acoustic12 acoustic12 writes: Beautiful stand! I was wondering if you could send me the plan give me any tips for building this? Thank you so much and I love your work!
Posted: 5:25 pm on February 4th

Jeldan Jeldan writes: Dear Kevin Vanden Akker
I would like to buy from you 2 stands, will you be willing to produce and sell me?
My son and I are classical guitar players and we would be honoured to use your work of art. I am an Expatriate living and working in Shanghai, I will pay for delivery costs.

Posted: 8:28 pm on May 24th

dtgkmg79 dtgkmg79 writes: kevin, Congratulations, excellent design. I really like your choice of woods and the combination of those woods in the stand.Would you be willing to share the plans/dimensions or additional photos? I would enjoy making a similiar stand for my son.
Posted: 11:07 am on January 2nd

Printcess Printcess writes: Hello,
I am looking for a nice guitar stand for my husband who is a casual player. Yours looks beautiful. I don't know much about guitars, but it is not electric. It is a Sierra. Would this stand work and can you tell me the cost and particulars please? Thank you.
Jeanne Davis
7276382602 cell

Posted: 10:36 pm on December 12th

Jessica_X_Rawr Jessica_X_Rawr writes: Could you please Contact me..
I was wondering if i could possibly have the plan for this beautiful guitar stand.
Posted: 12:08 pm on March 18th

golfgloeckner golfgloeckner writes: Kevin;

Beautiful work! and what an imagination!

And Congratulations!

Posted: 6:29 pm on January 19th

biblewarrior biblewarrior writes: That is a beautiful stand. I'd be super proud to set my own Kazuo Yari model DY61, Alvarez six on it. Very nice job.
Posted: 10:35 am on January 17th

BGodfrey BGodfrey writes: This should have been first place. The jewelry box and tool box are nice, but this guitar stand required serious creativity as well as woodworking skills. Very well done.
Posted: 12:34 pm on January 13th

cometsoccer cometsoccer writes: It's awesome when you can take a utilitarian piece of stage equipment and make it a work of art. It's hard to stop looking at because the curves invite your gaze. The only problem is the guitar sitting on it might be a little intimidated.
Posted: 6:29 pm on December 30th

Jon_Shackelford Jon_Shackelford writes: Lovely, graceful design with a tasteful hint of the whimsical. Masterfully executed! Nice work sir.
Posted: 4:38 pm on December 30th

buzzell buzzell writes: Outstanding! I absolutely love it when someone takes a completely new approach to something - especially when it's as creative as this. At one point, I wanted to build guitars. Looking at this, I'd be proud to build stands this nice.
Posted: 1:51 pm on December 30th

John316 John316 writes: Absolutely fantastic work! Right now I can only dream about making something like that :). The curves are perfect.

Posted: 8:48 am on December 30th

guitarman48 guitarman48 writes: Classy.
Posted: 1:03 pm on December 25th

jhonbaker jhonbaker writes: I'll take three please, one for each Yairi I play, two classical and one 12 converted to an eight
Posted: 4:03 pm on December 11th

jago434 jago434 writes: I do not post comments often, but I believe this stand deserves a standing ovation. I love the design and the choice of timber, I wish you just had more pictures for us to view. Two thumbs up.
Posted: 10:11 pm on December 7th

PSeverin PSeverin writes: I just like the design. I almost wish the curved back was just a whim, like the tuning head or a musical line. It has a grace that would hold an ordinary flat blacked guitar equally elegantly. Nice job.
Posted: 4:25 pm on December 7th

davidjt davidjt writes: Very nice stand. From the photo it seems there's a small foot off the back - is that right? Looks like more ebony, too. Very nice.

FYI, it's "Yairi", not "Yari" - easily confused because most Americans mis-pronounce it. Kazuo Yairi started designing fine guitars for Alvarez at least back in the early 70's because I owned one in Nashville, TN in 1972 and played it on many sessions around 18th Ave. South then.
Posted: 9:22 am on December 5th

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