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kerneltime
08-25-2018, 09:39 PM
Would love to see what hangers are used within the community when hanging the uke on the wall. There are really nice ones on Etsy. Any other sources? Opinions? Or are you a case only person?

frukmana
08-25-2018, 10:46 PM
Would love to see what hangers are used within the community when hanging the uke on the wall. There are really nice ones on Etsy. Any other sources? Opinions? Or are you a case only person?

In this case, I'm a sofa only person 😂😂. I just lay all my ukuleles on the sofa. Oh and my guitars too.

Jerryc41
08-26-2018, 01:26 AM
I bought one typical hangar a few years ago when all I had was a cheap ABC Store uke that I bought in Hawaii. I don't want to hang my ukes up and leave them out to get dirty and dusty. It's one thing for me to breathe the air in the house, but I don't want my precious ukuleles exposed to it. :D With forty-four ukes, I'd have to spend a fortune on wall hangars. Even the two or three ukes I keep near me in the living room are in cases.

Jerryc41
08-26-2018, 01:27 AM
In this case, I'm a sofa only person ����. I just lay all my ukuleles on the sofa. Oh and my guitars too.

You wouldn't do that if you had three dogs. :)

ukulelekarcsi
08-26-2018, 01:49 AM
It's a small step from a ukulele hanger to a ukulele hangar.

I use floor stands, and avoid sitting surfaces after two unfortunate accidents.

frukmana
08-26-2018, 01:53 AM
It's a small step from a ukulele hanger to a ukulele hangar..

Truer words have never been spoken.

DownUpDave
08-26-2018, 02:04 AM
I love seeing a whole wall of hanging instruments, show em if you got em.

I dont have the room so mine stay in cases but I have 5 floor stands. I will use those when I am playing and maybe have 5 ukes out for the day on the weekends. Below are a few different types, the upright model that holds the headstock is my favourite. Hope I didn't high jack your thread. I really would love to see some wall hangers.

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RafterGirl
08-26-2018, 02:29 AM
I'm a case person. I have limited space in my office, so the cases are in a row, leaning against a chest of drawers. My "little soldiers" all in a row. I do have a Kala wooden stand in my office to hold the uke I'm playing at the moment. It's like the middle one in DownUpDave's picture above. I have a modified ukulele/guitar stand that lives at church for when I play in worship band. I also have a ukulele holder that attaches to my music stand that I use at groups/jams/workshops.

I've discovered with the use of a hygrometer, that I don't need to humidify my ukes in the summer months. Even in the dry Utah climate, with the AC on, it stays mid 40s - 50%. Now in winter, it's a different game. Two humidifiers per case all winter.

SoloRule
08-26-2018, 02:46 AM
I am watching this thread with great interest as I will soon be having my own studio room
I look forward to decorating it with all my trophies that call ukuleles :D

Rllink
08-26-2018, 03:10 AM
I use these guys. 111497

Down Up Dick
08-26-2018, 03:44 AM
I use both floor stands and wallhangers plus one case for a banjolele and a bookcase shelf for a special one. :old:

kerneltime
08-26-2018, 04:20 AM
I use these guys. 111497

This looks like a damage waiting to happen. There two tiny screws transferring the weight!

DownUpDave
08-26-2018, 04:22 AM
I am watching this thread with great interest as I will soon be having my own studio room
I look forward to decorating it with all my trophies that call ukuleles :D

This is so exciting......I can help you buy 5 - 10 more ukes to decorate your wall. Maybe more.....oh the possibilities, buy the Anunue Moonbird concert on HMS, buy it now!!!!

derbyhat
08-26-2018, 04:49 AM
It's a small step from a ukulele hanger to a ukulele hangar.

Thread’s over. Ukulelekarcsi has won. Well done!

DaveY
08-26-2018, 04:57 AM
In my music room I use the String Swing holders, but first I stain them a dark color to make them look much better, and more visually compatible with the ukes. In my basement office I use a $0.97 tool hanger (metal with plastic coating) to hang two less-expensive ukuleles. Studies have shown, again and again, that having one or more ukulele(s) in a work space will increase, by a minimum of 4.78 percent, the worker's procrastination.

Pirate Jim
08-26-2018, 05:10 AM
Guitar grips for me. Not the cheapest but love the look!

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Rllink
08-26-2018, 05:24 AM
This looks like a damage waiting to happen. There two tiny screws transferring the weight!

Not really just two little screws, there is a quarter inch post going through the head with 35lbs of string tension in the other side. Anyway, lots of people hang their ukes like that.

http://ukulelego.com/gear/paracord-ukulele-hangers-review/
https://www.gotaukulele.com/2014/08/ukulele-hangers-review.html?spref=fb

kohanmike
08-26-2018, 05:29 AM
For my ukes, I converted a shelf in my livingroom to a humidified display cabinet. Hang each uke on a simple brass hook by the tuners with Martin leather straps, and before anyone complains, the ukes are so light, there's very little tension on the shafts.

For my bass ukes, I used a couple of Diamond Life wall systems that fit my 18 basses in a small amount of space.

http://www.kohanmike.com/uploads/Shelf 7 ukes 800.jpg

http://www.kohanmike.com/uploads/Bass wall rack 1024.jpg

8 tenor cutaway ukes, 3 acoustic bass ukes, 8 solid body bass ukes, 7 mini electric bass guitars

• Donate to The Ukulele Kids Club, they provide ukuleles to children's hospital music therapy programs. www.theukc.org
• Member The CC Strummers www.youtube.com/user/CCStrummers/videos

Down Up Dick
08-26-2018, 05:29 AM
Guitar grips for me. Not the cheapest but love the look!

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Too bad you didn’t hang ‘em on a wall. Someone’s gonna step on ‘em where they are. :old:

Snargle
08-26-2018, 07:08 AM
I really like the String Swing hangers. They're strong, look great, and hold the instrument away from the wall, so no banging and scratching. I keep a couple of ukes out of their cases and hanging for easy access during the warmer months. Once the heater kicks in and the indoor humidity starts to drop, they're all stored in their cases with humidifiers.

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kerneltime
08-26-2018, 07:28 AM
Guitar grips for me. Not the cheapest but love the look!

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Nice! Where did you get these from?

UkingViking
08-26-2018, 09:51 AM
I really like the String Swing hangers. They're strong, look great, and hold the instrument away from the wall, so no banging and scratching. I keep a couple of ukes out of their cases and hanging for easy access during the warmer months. Once the heater kicks in and the indoor humidity starts to drop, they're all stored in their cases with humidifiers.

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My inlaws generously gave me a few of these for christmas. Dont remember if it was last christmas or the one before. Unfortunably the walls of our basement music cave are not fit for mounting them, so the ukes are still stored in cases. :-/
Denmark is rather humid all year, so no need for humidifyers.

Pirate Jim
08-26-2018, 11:14 AM
Too bad you didn’t hang ‘em on a wall. Someone’s gonna step on ‘em where they are. :old:

Ha! I've given up getting photos the right orientation here :old:

Pirate Jim
08-26-2018, 11:14 AM
Nice! Where did you get these from?

Present from the wife a few years ago. Search "guitar grips", loads of places stock them now. You can get all sorts, skeletal hands, etc., they're fun!

kypfer
08-26-2018, 11:29 AM
I use these guys. 111497

I use a home-made version of "these guys" and hang it on a cup-hook ... plenty strong enough for a metal-pot banjo (full size) or a bass guitar ... (or a mandolin or a Stratocaster or a dulcimer) ... so no problem with a ukulele :)

YMMV :music:

bratsche
08-26-2018, 12:28 PM
Only use cases here, and always closed. Where I live, I wouldn't put a naked instrument on any hook or stand or couch, or anywhere out in the open, unless I wanted to be surprised by a lizard or Palmetto bug crawling out of the soundhole!

bratsche

stillfreeda
08-26-2018, 01:26 PM
I swear by String Swings.

wickedwahine11
08-27-2018, 05:36 PM
My KoAloha is on a hanger from Toucan Mango. The Moore Bettah ukes are on one my spouse made for me out of solid mahogany to match the turtle themes of both ukuleles. Three guitars are on a Wall Axe and the last is on a wood custom sign from an Etsy store.
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UkerDanno
08-28-2018, 04:08 AM
String Swings...
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dasuol
08-28-2018, 04:35 AM
I love seeing a whole wall of hanging instruments, show em if you got em.

Here's my main wall.

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I have a couple of String Swings, but eventually needed a more economical alternative. So most of mine hang on a DIY version made from a $1 hook from Home Depot.

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Depending on the location I will use various wood types for the backing block. A very easy to make and inexpensive solution.

photoshooter
08-28-2018, 04:13 PM
I have String Swings but I like to "customize" them with wood that I have. There are ukes in various places in my home so that whenever I have a spontaneous music moment there's always one nearby.

SailingUke
08-29-2018, 03:52 AM
Wall art.

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Xtradust
08-29-2018, 04:22 AM
https://drive.google.com/open?id=14BJkx6qgfSZu3Hlpox6G5N_lqng_2aI_

After a while, I had to make the posts longer. :)

If I close the door and turn on the cheapy humidifier, at the bottom of the picture, I can get that room up to 72% in about an hour.