Three Keys for Selecting Your Next Multi-guitar Rack

Guitar racks can keep your instruments safe, upright, and protect from accidents on stage.

Two acoustic guitars on guitar rack
If you have more than one “favorite” guitar, a rack that holds several is probably easier than hiring a roadie.Hercules

While it would definitely be cool to have a personal roadie swapping out your guitars whenever you need to switch, most of us mere mortals need to find a more mundane solution to storing and accessing our guitars. Finding a multi-guitar rack that works for you boils down to how many guitars you have, how hard you are on them and your rack, and how much space you have to fit them in.

Capacity

Hercules 5-Piece Guitar Rack
This 5-guitar rack is padded at all contact points, and folds for easy transport.Hercules

How many guitars will your rack need to hold? Rack options include dual, triple or multiple guitar racks, including some that are expandable. Consider whether the configuration of the rack allows quick access. Consider also whether your guitar’s body shape is compatible (check your flying vees).

Roadworthiness

Best Choice Products Multi-Guitar Stand
This lightweight, foldable rack will hold 7 guitars, and offers a manufacturer’s warranty.Best Choice Products

If your multi-guitar rack travels with you, it needs to be roadworthy. Solid construction, ease of foldability, durability of moving parts, portability and weight are all factors to consider. Is the foam insulation compatible with both nitro and polymer finishes on your guitar? A warranty is always a good idea.

Space Efficiency

Guitar Stand for 6 Electric or Bass,or 3 Acoustic Guitars
This stylish wooden rack holds six guitars and is safe for all guitar finishes.String Swing

The amount of available space might dictate the most efficient rack configuration. Small rooms or stages where space is at a premium call for a rack with more storage per square inch than others. The trick is to balance access with storage—a rack is of little use if you can’t reach your guitar!

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