Frequently Asked Questions
Q: What is the difference between the "HDY03" yoke (-HD) and "SDY03" yoke (-K)?
A: In the picture below, the HDY03 (-HD) yoke is shown on the left & SDY03 (-K) yoke is shown on the right. Both styles will pivot to cradle the headstock of your instrument & are adjustable in width to accommodate various types of guitars & basses.
The HDY03 (-HD) yoke is our "original style" guitar cradle & is recommended for a low-profile look, such as in a home, studio or collection display setting. It also requires the use of the included keeper rings to make sure the instrument stays securely in place. This cradle works best with classical guitars. (Featured on our CC01 guitar hanger.)
The SDY03 (-K) yoke is referred to as our "guitar keeper" cradle & is recommended for store use, as well as home, studio & stage use. Its deep-cradle design prevents the guitar from being improperly placed in the hanger. This cradle works best for headstocks with uneven or single-sided heels. (Featured on our CC01K guitar keeper hanger.)
Q: What is the difference between the "W" and "N"?
A: Wide (W) means "wide body" instrument; or acoustic. Narrow (N) means "narrow body" instrument; or electric. This is pertaining to the depth of the body of the instrument. A "wide" fixture will allow more space from the wall, & will work for both acoustics & electrics. A "narrow" fixture will only work for electrics or narrow-body instruments.
Q: What is the "yoke"?
A: The yoke is the "Y" shaped part which holds the instrument. This part may be adjusted to fit the headstock of your instrument; simply squeeze the arms together, or pull them apart. We also have different yokes to accommodate different instruments. Example: Guitar, Banjo, Violin, Ukulele/Mandolin, Cello, Dulcimer, and a special yoke for a 6-7 String Bass.
Q: How can you tell if you have left or right facing hangers?
A: If you are facing the wall, and the guitars are turned toward your left hand, they are left facing hangers, and vice-versa.
Q: How can you tell if you currently have 30° or 65° hangers?
A: Put a tape measure against the wall plate and measure straight out from the wall to where the yoke screws into the end of the arm. (Do not follow the bend in the arm when measuring.) The 30 degree unit will measure 6.5" straight out, and the 65 degree unit will measure 9.25".
Q: Where are your products manufactured?
A: Start to finish - in the great state of Wisconsin, USA!
Q: Where do your products ship from?
A: Ontario, WI - United States
Q: Can I get hangers like a music store has to use on the wall in my home?
A: Yes, all of our hangers are manufactured in 4 wall types; slatwall, flat wall, gridwall, and pegboard. We also manufacture three convenient types of slatwall rail systems, so you can have all the versatility of a store right in your own home!
Q: Will your guitar hanger work for most other types of instruments?
A: It will hang many other types of instrument, but we make specific yokes/cradles for almost every type of instrument, and we recommend using the yoke/cradle that is made for use the type of instrument that you would like to display.
Q: Do your slatwall hangers secure to the slatwall system that I am using?
A: Yes! We have incorporated a new type of locking system that is easier to use. It's stock number is: "CLIP" if you wish to look it up in our keyword search. This slatwall clip is sent along with EVERY slatwall hanger that is purchased.
Q: Should I hang an instrument with an asymmetric headstock in a String Swing hanger?
A: Yes! The yoke is designed to pivot so that no matter what type of headstock design your instrument has, the hanger will keep the instrument completely vertical. We recommend turning the yoke all the way into the fixture and giving it a 1/2 turn back out, so it can freely pivot to adjust to the instrument's headstock style.