Ok, as a couple of you may or may not know, I moved to a new room in my apartment. In my old room, I hung String Swings all over the place, but the walls in the new one are made of a different material and it doesn't seem as stable, so while the one String Swing I hung did hold a guitar, I was worried about how long it'd continue to do so. So, since I have a bunch more floor space this time around, I'm looking at one of these:
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Anyone own one? How's it work for you? Also, how far over the edge does a typical guitar stick out? If I slide my cab all the way up against my dresser, I figure I have about 20" available, so with a quoted footprint of 17" that should leave me about 3" of extra space. Should I be ok? I might be able to slide my dresser a few more inches, too...
Also, GC lists them for $79.99 (vs $69.99 here) - anyone had any luck getting them to price match in stores?
My 3-guitar one of those has my basses sticking out by about 2 to 3 inches. However, I had to slide my bass one out from the wall another 2 or 3 inches because the angle that it held the instruments at put the headstocks into the wall.
If you have the clearance, you should be fine. Acoustics might stick out further though.
And GC has been pretty good to me about price matching MF. They're owned by the same conglomerate anyways IIRC.
Construction-wise they're decent, not anything special. You might have to bend some tabs and stuff gently to get them to fit together, and sometimes you have to un-tighten and retighten things to get it to sit flat, but once it's set up and has instruments on it it's pretty solid.
EDIT: Just took a closer look at the picture you posted. Looks like they had similar assembly problems as I did! Look at the screw sticking out on the top because it's not quite perpendicular
That can be fixed, it just takes a little patience.