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Thread: Ukulele Rack? What are the alternatives for displaying ukuleles?

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    Default Ukulele Rack? What are the alternatives for displaying ukuleles?

    I've got 5 ukuleles at the moment and I'd like to store them/display them just like I do with my guitars as neatly and conveniently as possible.

    Here's a guitar rack:
    http://cachepe.zzounds.com/media/qua...a4320cf4ce.jpg

    I'm surprised no one has designed or mass produced racks for ukuleles as well.

    Any suggestions?


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    I've used a light weight curtain rod brackets and a suitable length wooden dowel. Works with friction tuners.
    Last edited by spongeuke; 03-05-2017 at 01:43 PM.

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    Small PVC pipe is available from Home depot. Probably don't even need glue.

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    I used PVC wrapped in plumbers pipe insulation. Works great and looks much like the one you have posted. I think it cost me around 9 dollars to make and holds 6 or seven ukes in their cases or out.

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    I bought a second hand curio cabinet to display/store my collection.
    This lets me add humidity control.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doctroid View Post
    Excellent!
    Just Play

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    I converted a bookshelf to a humidity controlled display case. Someone recently posted a circular rack like used in music stores.



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    Quote Originally Posted by kohanmike View Post
    I converted a bookshelf to a humidity controlled display case.
    What's the humidifier there?
    Doctroid (Rich Holmes)
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    book case 1.jpgcc1.jpgcc2.jpg
    Living in New Hampshire it would not be a good idea for me to display solid wood instruments in a rack, and I hate to have all of those cases lying around. One case is an old clock and the other is a book case. Both over 100 years old. Both have had the glass replaced with UV filtering acrylic. They are both on inside walls and neither receives direct sunlight. Humidity is controlled with small open containers of distilled water during the winter, and naturally in the summer, (a real wood case is very good at self regulating humidity). It also keeps the dust and dogs away.

    I have posted these before, but it seems to be relevant, so here they are again. It works for me.
    Last edited by Django; 03-05-2017 at 09:13 AM.
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    Recent Martins: 3 Centennial, 5K, 3 Cherry and OXK 5 string
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    Kiwaya KMS-K and KTS-7
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    Concert: Compass Rose Sycamore body with Cedar top and Magic Fluke Flea

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