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10 Best Guitar Stands UK 2022 | Hercules, Fender and More

We think it would be fair to say that guitarists spend many an hour fawning over the guitars they want to buy. We meticulously research new releases and discuss them with our friends until we’re blue in the face, but something we don’t consider quite as much is where we’re going to store our precious axe once we get hold of it! Despite being overlooked, guitar stands and hangers are a crucial purchase for every player, from the studio to the stage.

 
But which one should you buy? There are lots to choose from, from single wall-mounts to display your trusty acoustic on the wall to electric rack stands that hold multiple guitars. We’ll cover all the guitar stand basics before showing you some of our favourites to buy in the UK at Amazon, eBay, and Gear4music, including models from top brands like Hercules and Fender. 

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  • Last updated: 25-08-2022
Table of Contents

How to Choose a Guitar Stand in the UK

Key Points to Consider

  1. Choose Between a Free-Standing, Hanger or Rack
  2. Decide Between Rubber and Plastic Padding

1. Decide Between Free-Standing Options, Hangers, and Racks Depending on Your Space, Budget and Guitar Collection

1. Decide Between Free-Standing Options, Hangers, and Racks Depending on Your Space, Budget and Guitar Collection

If You Want Something Cheap, Collapsible and Portable, Go For a Free-Standing Model

Free-standing stands can be divided into two categories: the A-stand and the tubular stand. An A-stand has two legs and holds the guitar just at the body, whereas a tubular one has a pole connected to the tripod feet that's designed to hold the neck of the instrument. Both are considered free-standing as neither are attached to anything to help carry the weight. 


While we would say, that tubular is probably the most popular style out of the two, both of these options are relatively cheap and easy to assemble. They’re often collapsible as well, making them a solid choice for travelling to gigs. 

For Those Who Are Short on Floor Space, Opt For a Hanger So You Can Attach Your Guitars to the Walls

The hanger-style stand is perfect for those who are short on floor space. These are attached to the wall via screws; then, once in the wall, the stand has two yokes (arms) that come out to hold the guitar's headstock.   


Hangers can be made from wood, metal, or plastic, but all will come with some padding to ensure that your instrument isn’t damaged when placed there. However, you should check the weight capacity of the stand, particularly if you have a heavier guitar like a vintage Les Paul. Also, if you don't own your home, you'll need to seek permission before putting hangers up.


Just starting out? Check out our top 10 acoustic guitars for beginners!

Select a Multiple Instrument Rack if You Have Between 3 and 9 Guitars to Keep Them All Neatly Together

Finally, you have the stand for those who can’t seem to stop buying equipment! A multiple instrument rack can come in many shapes and sizes, holding anything from 3 to 9 instruments. So, if you own plenty of guitars already and plan on getting more, this will likely be the best option for you.

 
These racks work similarly to free-standing stands, but they will have a long line of neck holders and, in some cases, a back section. The downside is that they can take up a fair bit of floor space, especially if you’re picking up one of the larger ones. 

2. Consider the Padding Options Available: Rubber Is the Most Durable and Plastic the Most Secure

2. Consider the Padding Options Available: Rubber Is the Most Durable and Plastic the Most Secure

Another key feature to consider, especially if you’re looking to keep your equipment in tip-top shape, is the type of padding on the stand. All stands will have this in some form or another, so you don’t have to worry too much - but you may want extra if you're storing a particularly rare guitar.


The most common types of padding on guitar stands are made from foam or rubber. While both will do a decent job of protecting your gear, foam is less durable and might therefore require replacing sooner than rubber.

 
On more expensive stands, you may find non-marring plastic. While this is hard and may not strike you as a protective material, it is! So, you can rest assured that it'll encase your guitar without causing any scratches or scrapes. 


If you're practising at home, you might want to look at our top 10 guitar amps

Compare the Best Guitar Stands

For those after a quick look, here is our Top 5:

  1. Hercules - Guitar Stand for £35.00
  2. Hercules - Guitar Wall Hanger for £15.99
  3. D4P - Multiple Foldable Universal Display Rack for £38.00
  4. Fender - Metal Instrument Stand for £13.90
  5. Planet Waves - Metal Instrument Stand for £29.00

For a more in-depth look at the comprehensive top 10 selection, make sure to read on to learn more about the different types of guitar stands available and understand how our ranking was determined.

This article's chosen EC site price listings are reflective of its publishing date.

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Hercules Guitar Stand 1

Hercules

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Hercules Guitar Wall Hanger 1

Hercules

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D4P Multiple Foldable Universal Display Rack 1

D4P

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Fender Metal Instrument Stand 1

Fender

5
Planet Waves Guitar Dock 1

Planet Waves

6
K&M Guardian 5 Rack Electric Guitar Stand 1

K&M

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Gear4music Universal Electric Guitar Stand 1

Gear4music

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Fender Guitar Display Case 1

Fender

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RockGear Multiple Guitar Rack Stand 1

RockGear

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MoKo 3-Pack Guitar Wall Mount Hanger 1

MoKo

Name

Guitar Stand

Guitar Wall Hanger

Multiple Foldable Universal Display Rack

Metal Instrument Stand

Guitar Dock

Guardian 5 Rack Electric Guitar Stand

Universal Electric Guitar Stand

Guitar Display Case

Multiple Guitar Rack Stand

3-Pack Guitar Wall Mount Hanger

Features

A Top-Quality Stand With Extra Safety Features to Ensure Ultimate Protection

Simple, Straightforward, and Incredibly Reliable Stand to Hang On Your Wall

A Five-Way Rack for All Types of Guitars, Ideal for a Home Studio

A High-Quality Buy From Fender Featuring Foam Padded Yokes at an Excellent Price

Compact, Easy-To-Use Stand With a 360 Degree Rotation and Rubber Protection

A Sturdy Rack That Can Hold Up to 5 Guitars and Features Non-marring Plastic Protection

An A-Stand Designed for Unconventional Guitar Shapes With Its Fully Adjustable Yokes

A Luxury Wall-Hanging Case With a Classic Tweed Finish for Displaying Your Favourite Guitar

A Collapsible Five-Way Guitar Rack That’s Easy to Set Up and Features Foam Protection

A Three-Pack That Comes With Sponge-Covered Yokes and Can Hold Instruments up to 19 KG

Price£35.00£15.99£38.00£13.90£29.00£124.25£17.99£259.00£45.00£16.99
TypeFree-standingHangerMultiple instrumentFree-standingHangerMultiple instrumentFree-standingHangerMultiple instrumentHanger
Padding Yes - foamYes - foamYes - rubberYes - foamYes - rubberYes - non-marring plasticYesYesYes - foamYes - sponge
Dimensions95-115 x 31 cm 2.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm 42 x 87 x 74 cm --33.5 x 68.8 x 70 cm -44.4 x 118.3 x 11.4 cm 42 x 68 x 72 cm -
Weight1.8 kg 0.2 kg 4 kg 0.5 kg 0.9 kg 3.9 kg -4.9 kg2.2 kg 0.34 kg
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10 Best Guitar Stands in the UK

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TypeFree-standing
Padding Yes - foam
Dimensions95-115 x 31 cm
Weight1.8 kg
2
TypeHanger
Padding Yes - foam
Dimensions2.5 x 2.5 x 2.5 cm
Weight0.2 kg
3

D4PMultiple Foldable Universal Display Rack

£38.00

TypeMultiple instrument
Padding Yes - rubber
Dimensions42 x 87 x 74 cm
Weight4 kg
4

FenderMetal Instrument Stand

£13.90

TypeFree-standing
Padding Yes - foam
Dimensions-
Weight0.5 kg
5

Planet WavesGuitar Dock

PW-GD-01

£29.00

TypeHanger
Padding Yes - rubber
Dimensions-
Weight0.9 kg
6

K&MGuardian 5 Rack Electric Guitar Stand

17525

£124.25

TypeMultiple instrument
Padding Yes - non-marring plastic
Dimensions33.5 x 68.8 x 70 cm
Weight3.9 kg
7

Gear4musicUniversal Electric Guitar Stand

£17.99

TypeFree-standing
Padding Yes
Dimensions-
Weight-
8
TypeHanger
Padding Yes
Dimensions44.4 x 118.3 x 11.4 cm
Weight4.9 kg
9

RockGearMultiple Guitar Rack Stand

£45.00

TypeMultiple instrument
Padding Yes - foam
Dimensions42 x 68 x 72 cm
Weight2.2 kg
10

MoKo3-Pack Guitar Wall Mount Hanger

£16.99

TypeHanger
Padding Yes - sponge
Dimensions-
Weight0.34 kg

Frequently Asked Questions

Which Guitar Stands Are Safe for a Nitrocellulose-Finish?

When looking for a stand for nitrocellulose finish, it's best to go for brands that produce nitrocellulose guitars such as Fender. The manufacturers of stands will state that they are suitable for the nitrocellulose finish, so just make sure you check the spec of the product.

Where Are Hercules Guitar Stands Made?

Hercules, one of the best manufacturers of guitar stands out there, produce them in the USA.

Can Guitar Stands Damage Guitars?

Guitar stands shouldn't damage your guitars. Just make sure that the stand you are using is in good condition, especially the parts of the stand that touch the guitar.

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