Last Updated on May 11, 2023 by Chris
Many guitarists love buying new gear and some can’t stop! Along with their stands, guitars and basses can take up a ton of space.
So how can we keep buying and still have room for them all? Wall hangers of course; they’re one of the best ways to save precious floor space!
If you walk into a guitar store, you’ll always see a wall of guitars, and it looks so awesome! So why wouldn’t you want to create the same effect in your own home?
That’s where Guitar Grip guitar hangers come in!
They’re the handy solution to this problem.
(Apologies in advance for all the “Hand” puns coming up…)
With a Guitar Grip hanger, you can be sure it’ll be much better-looking than your boring standard guitar hanger. They definitely have the upper hand when it comes to the “cool” factor!
Hands down these are the most unique-looking guitar hangers out there!
So what are you waiting for?! Get a grip!
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What’s Different About Guitar Grip Guitar Hangers?
These hand-some devices really are unique guitar hangers; they’re in the shape of hands! Well, most of them are anyway.
These hand guitar hangers are available in several designs; Mummy hands, Zombie hands, Skeleton hands, male hands, female hands. You’ll have your hands full with these!
There are also some hangers that aren’t in the shape of hands as well.
Each guitar hanger is hand-made and hand-painted with loving care, and being hand-made, no two hangers are the same.
You gotta hand it to the folks at GuitarGrip, these quirky guitar hangers look fantastic!
Who is GuitarGrip?
GuitarGrip is a business, based in Michigan, run by the Ryan family, who produced their first hand-shaped guitar hanger back in 2006. It started as a small project, but then they decided to get their hands dirty; they learned all about manufacturing and expanded the business.
From there, it was all hands on deck, going from making sixteen Guitar Grips in their first month, to producing thousands each year. You gotta hand it to them, now they’re making hangers hand over fist!
Now they’re a dab hand at making these distinctive guitar hangers. All these years later, you could say they’re an old hand at doing this!
They know guitar hangers like the back of their hands!
Phew! These puns are starting to get out of hand…
Which Guitar Grip Hand Should I Get? Left or Right?
Does guitar orientation matter? Yes, it does. Or more importantly, it depends on the shape of your guitar’s headstock. Bear in mind if your guitar has a reversed headstock too.
So if you have a Gibson Les Paul style headstock, you could buy any of the different Guitar Grip hangers. If you have a left handed Fender Strat or a righty Strat with a reverse headstock, then you’d need to get a right hand Guitar Grip.
On the other hand, if you had a right handed Fender Strat or a lefty Strat with a reverse headstock, then you’d need to get a left hand Guitar Grip.
It’s a good job GuitarGrip’s infographic is on-hand to give you a helping hand in deciding which orientation Guitar Grip hand to get.
Check it out below:
Pros and Cons of Buying a Guitar Grip Hanger
- Incredible detail – There’s no denying that these hand-made guitar hangers look the business! Many customers say how cool these hangers look and the fact that they are really detailed.
- Great choice of colors/designs – There are plenty of options when it comes to the various designs of Guitar Grips. From the different color options to the varying styles on offer.
- Weight-bearing strength – GuitarGrip has designed its hangers to carry many times the weight of your instrument. They’ve tested the Guitar Grips with weights in excess of 60lb. With the average weight of an electric guitar being around 8lb, you’ll have no problem hanging them on one of these.
- Fits most guitars and basses – Most 7-string guitars and 5-string basses fit in a Guitar Grip. Basically, as long as the neck’s no wider than 52mm it should fit.
- Safe for most guitar finishes – These hangers have been tested with many instruments’ finishes, including Nitrocellulose, without any detriment.
- Price – As each and every Guitar Grip hanger is hand-made and hand-painted individually, a lot more work goes into them, compared to standard hangers. As such, this extra work is reflected in the price.
- Could require the purchase of a mounting kit – Depending on the wall you want to mount the hangers, you may need to buy an additional mounting kit. These are relatively inexpensive though.
- Not all hands are available outside the USA – On the UK website, some of the right-hand versions (needed for some left handed headstocks) are not available.
The Guitar Grip Hangers
There are many different styles available, which can be seen below.
Shipping is free on orders over $150. Orders less than this are charged a flat shipping rate of $7. The free shipping, however, doesn’t apply to international orders.
Shipping is Free to the United Kingdom.
GuitarGrip ships to the USA and most other countries. However, they don’t ship to the following:
- Macao SAR China
- South Korea
On the other hand, if you do live in any of these countries, you can email GuitarGrip for a custom invoice.
Guitar Grip Hands
The majority of Guitar Grips available are in the shape of hands; male, female, and monster.
Female Black Left Hand – $95 / £109
Female Black Right Hand – $95
Male Black Left Hand – $95 / £109
Male Black Right Hand – $95 / £109
Female Copper Left Hand – $95 / £109
Female Copper Right Hand – $95
Male Copper Left Hand – $95 / £109
Male Copper Right Hand – $95 / £109
Female Silver Left Hand – $95 / £109
Female Silver Right Hand – $95
Male Silver Left Hand – $95 / £109
Male Silver Right Hand – $95 / £109
Female Gold Left Hand – $95 / £109
Female Gold Right Hand – $95
Male Gold Left Hand – $95 / £109
Male Gold Right Hand – $95 / £109
Female Cracked Left Hand – $95 / £109
Female Cracked Right Hand – $95
Male Cracked Left Hand – $95 / £109
Male Cracked Right Hand – $95 / £109
Male Red Cracked Left Hand – $109
Male Blue Cracked Left Hand – $109
Grip Reaper Left Hand – $115 / £129
Grip Reaper Right Hand – $115 / £129
Bella Rose Left Hand – $135 / £149
The Mummy Left Hand – $185 / £195
The Mummy Right Hand – $185 / £195
Toxic Zombie Left Hand – $185 / £195
Toxic Zombie Right Hand – $185 / £195
Jerry Garcia with Basic Plate – $235
Jerry Garcia with Ornate Plate – $295
Non-Hand Guitar Grips
Tiki Man Uke Hanger (Brown) – $35 / £35
Tiki Man Uke Hanger (Painted) – $35 / £35
Faux Wood – $75 / £89
Faux Wood with Backplate – $105 / £119
Jerry Garcia “Rosebud” Hanger – $125
Jerry Garcia “Tiger” Hanger – $125
Jerry Garcia “Wolf” Hanger – $125
Jerry Garcia “Alligator” Hanger – $125
How To Install a Guitar Grip Hanger
Want to get the upper hand? Here’s a video to lend you a hand with installing your Guitar Grip guitar hangers:
Now you'll know how to install your Guitar Grip like the back of your hand!
Depending on your situation, you may need one of the alternative mounting kits to install your guitar grip.
Standard Mounting Hardware - $2 / £2
Replacement mounting screw if you lose the one included with your Guitar Grip.
Round Decorative Mounting Disc - $5 / £7
Get this 3" mounting disc for mounting on drywall where no stud is available.
Slatwall Bracket - $8
Mount your Guitar Grips onto Slatwall panels.
A big high-five to GuitarGrip! They've single-handedly transformed the guitar hanger market by creating the weirdest and coolest guitar hangers ever!
You could say they're hands down the best guitar hangers available! Let's give 'em a hand!
OK! That's enough hand puns for now.
While GuitarGrip represents the ultimate in cool guitar hangers, they do come with a higher price tag than your average guitar hanger, but these are hand-crafted and are incredibly detailed, so you have to expect to pay for the extra quality on offer.
Have you got any guitar hangers from GuitarGrip? What do you think of them? Let us know in the comments below!
Photo credits: GuitarGrip