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Mark TindleBy Mark Tindle
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Mark TindleBy Mark Tindle
First created
$4,686
pledged of $10,000 goal
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backers
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Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Thu, February 8 2018 5:59 AM UTC +00:00

About

Introducing the Solid Ground Guitar Stand

The Solid Ground Stand was born from the idea that fine acoustic and electric guitars deserve to sit on something more appealing than metal, chrome, plastic, foam, and rubber. Many of these more common and widely used guitar stands function poorly and put your prized instrument at unnecessary risk. But even those stands that might work better don't do much for the aesthetic appeal. Most guitars are beautiful displays of fine craftsmanship, and in many cases they are amazing works of art! So, wouldn't you rather display them on a stand that is equally beautiful and functional?

Solid Ground Stands
Solid Ground Stands

    

The Design

A Secure Hold for Complete Confidence
A Secure Hold for Complete Confidence

First of all, if you're like me, you want a stand you can trust; one that actually holds your guitar and is not some crazy balancing act. With the firm, but gentle hold of the Solid Ground Stand, you can have complete confidence your guitar is safe and secure.

A 3-Point Stance for Stability
A 3-Point Stance for Stability

For stability, it must have three feet on the floor, not four (think of a camera tripod). This stable three point stance will sit steady even on a rough or uneven surface.

Genuine Leather and Folding Design
Genuine Leather and Folding Design

All contact points with your guitar are covered in finish-friendly genuine suede leather. The Solid Ground Stand also folds up easily for storage or transport, and does not have to be assembled and disassembled.

Premium Hardwoods - Graceful Design
Premium Hardwoods - Graceful Design

Finally, like a piece of finely handcrafted furniture, the Solid Ground Stand will compliment even your nicest guitar. Each stand is finished with natural hand-rubbed oil and wax which achieves a durable finish with a nicely subdued sheen and a silky feel. The design of this stand will also comfortably accommodate most acoustic and electric guitars.

How to Fold & Unfold a Solid Ground Stand

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Our Story

If you're like most guitar aficionados you probably have a lot invested in your guitars. Have you ever been concerned about trusting them to some cheap guitar stand? Have you ever wanted to display your fine guitar on a beautiful hardwood stand to compliment your guitar’s quality and craftsmanship? Being a guitar player myself, I have too, on both accounts. After searching far and wide, I couldn’t find what I wanted, so about 2 years ago I set out to invent one of my own. After months and months of sketches, drawings, models, several prototypes, and numerous jigs, I finally arrived at this functional and attractive design and decided to call it the Solid Ground Stand.

Designing on the Bench
Designing on the Bench

  

Laying out some parts on beautiful hardwoods.
Laying out some parts on beautiful hardwoods.

 

Bandsawing the shapes.
Bandsawing the shapes.

 

Pattern shaping the profiles.
Pattern shaping the profiles.

 

A plethora of router jigs.
A plethora of router jigs.

 

Drilling the medallion pocket.
Drilling the medallion pocket.

Our Goal

We have already accomplished a lot by completing the design and refining our production jigs and build process. We have also had great responses at several high-end guitar shows, such as these shown here:

2017 Artisan Guitar Show - Harrisburg, PA
2017 Artisan Guitar Show - Harrisburg, PA

  

2017 La Conner Guitar Festival - La Conner, WA
2017 La Conner Guitar Festival - La Conner, WA

 

2017 Santa Barbara Acoustic Instrument Celebration - Santa Barbara, CA
2017 Santa Barbara Acoustic Instrument Celebration - Santa Barbara, CA

We are now ready to step up production and bring these stands to a much larger audience, but we need your help! As you know, advertising is quite costly, but with your help we can enlarge our marketing campaign and spread the word about Solid Ground Stands.

By supporting this project you will be rewarded not only with a beautiful guitar stand, but you may even sleep better at night knowing that you helped put a lot more guitars on Solid Ground!

So, please support our Kickstarter, share us through your favorite social media, tell all your guitar buddies, and put your guitar on Solid Ground!

Thank You so much for your support!
Thank You so much for your support!

Your Rewards for Your Support

Standard Solid Ground Stands
Standard Solid Ground Stands

STANDARD Rewards - Your choice of Walnut, Cherry, Sapele, or Curly Maple as seen above. You will receive a survey after you pledge where you will indicate your choice of wood.

Special Solid Ground Stands
Special Solid Ground Stands

SPECIAL Rewards - Your choice of any combination of Walnut, Cherry, Sapele, or Curly Maple with contrasting center stripe of Walnut, Cherry, Sapele or Curly Maple. Shown here are just a few of the possible combinations. You will receive a survey after you pledge where you will indicate your choice of woods.

Premium Solid Ground Stands
Premium Solid Ground Stands

PREMIUM Rewards - Your choice of any combination of premium hardwoods which include select pieces of Walnut, Cherry, Sapele, and Curly Maple with contrasting center stripe. Also available are exotic woods such as Chechen, Black Limba, Shedua (or, Ovangkol), Claro Walnut, Caribbean Walnut, and Bubinga. A few of the possible combinations are shown above. Due to the uniqueness of each of these types of woods, every Premium stand will truly be a "one-of-a-kind" work of art. However, keep in mind, these select and exotic woods are subject to availability. Also, other types may become available. When you choose a Premium stand, you will receive a survey after you pledge that includes a complete list from which you may indicate your choice of woods.

Photo Gallery - Here are a few photos from some earlier supporters, proudly displaying their fine guitars on Solid Ground!

 

 

 

 

 

  

Risks and challenges

We have already worked out the design and production issues and are ready to produce these stands at a higher volume. Our only real risk involves the steady supply and sourcing of the premium hardwoods that meet our high quality standards. We have worked with several dependable suppliers and we do not anticipate any supply issues. However, being a responsibly utilized natural resource, the availability of these hardwoods occasionally ebbs and flows, especially when it concerns any of the imported exotic woods. We are committing to ship as many stands as possible by June 2018 (perhaps sooner). It will depend somewhat on the total volume of pledges. We would expect to ship all stands for this campaign by July or August. We will keep you fully informed of these topics and how they may affect the delivery schedule.

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    (1) STANDARD Solid Ground Stand

    Set your favorite guitar on Solid Ground with this innovative guitar stand. Your choice of walnut, cherry, curly maple, or sapele (see photos of each in the info to the left). You will receive a survey after you pledge where you will indicate your choice of wood.

    A $380 VALUE

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    (1) SPECIAL Solid Ground Stand

    With this pledge level you will receive one SPECIAL Solid Ground Stand which includes an accent stripe of contrasting wood. You can choose any combination of walnut, cherry, curly maple, or sapele (see photos of each in the info to the left). You will receive a survey after you pledge where you will indicate your choice of wood.

    A $480 VALUE

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    (1) PREMIUM Solid Ground Stand

    Do you have a very special guitar that begs for a premium stand? All PREMIUM Solid Ground Stands are made from only the finest select hardwoods and include an accent stripe of contrasting wood. You can choose from exceptional pieces of figured walnut, curly maple, bubinga, chechen, shedua (ovangkol), and others (see photos of some of the different woods in the info to the left). You will receive a survey after you pledge where you will indicate your choice of woods.

    A $580 VALUE

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    (1) Drawstring Carry Bag
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    (2) STANDARD Solid Ground Stands

    Your reward for this pledge level will be two Standard Solid Ground Stands in your choice of walnut, cherry, curly maple, and sapele (see photos of some of the different woods in the campaign info to the left). You can also choose different woods for each stand. You will receive a survey after you pledge where you will indicate your choice of woods.

    A $760 VALUE

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    (2) Drawstring Carry Bags
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    Pledge $775 or more About $775

    (2) SPECIAL Solid Ground Stands

    With this pledge level you will receive two Special Solid Ground Stands which includes an accent stripe of contrasting wood. You can choose any combination of walnut, cherry, curly maple, and sapele (see photos of some of the different woods in the campaign info to the left). You can also choose different woods for each stand. You will receive a survey after you pledge where you will indicate your choice of woods.

    A $960 VALUE

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    (3) STANDARD Solid Ground Stands

    With this pledge level you will be rewarded with three Standard Solid Ground Stands in your choice of walnut, cherry, curly maple, and sapele (see photos of some of the different woods in the campaign info to the left). You can also choose different woods for each stand. You will receive a survey after you pledge where you will indicate your choice of woods.

    A $1,140 VALUE

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    Pledge $975 or more About $975

    (2) PREMIUM Solid Ground Stands

    Do you have two very special guitars that need equal treatment? Then you can get two Premium Solid Ground Stands at this special value! All Premium stands are made from only the finest select hardwoods and include an accent stripe of contrasting wood. You can choose from exceptional pieces of figured walnut, curly maple, bubinga, chechen, shedua (ovangkol), and others (see photos of some of the different woods in the info to the left). You will receive a survey after you pledge where you will indicate your choice of woods.

    A $1,160 VALUE

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    (2) Drawstring Carry Bags
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    (3) SPECIAL Solid Ground Stands

    With this pledge level you will receive three SPECIAL Solid Ground Stands that include an accent stripe of contrasting wood. You can choose any combination of walnut, cherry, curly maple, or sapele and even mix-n-match the woods (see photos of some of the wood combinations in the info to the left). You will receive a survey after you pledge where you will indicate your choice of woods.

    A $1,440 VALUE

    Includes:
    (3) SPECIAL Solid Ground Guitar Stands
    (3) Drawstring Carry Bags
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    Pledge $1,450 or more About $1,450

    (3) PREMIUM Solid Ground Stands

    If you have three very special guitars and want to display them all on premium stands, then you can get three Premium Solid Ground Stands at this very special value! All Premium stands are made from only the finest select hardwoods and include an accent stripe of contrasting wood. You can choose from exceptional pieces of figured walnut, curly maple, bubinga, chechen, shedua (ovangkol), and others (see photos of some of the different woods in the info to the left). You will receive a survey after you pledge where you will indicate your choice of woods.

    A $1,740 VALUE

    Includes:
    (3) PREMIUM Solid Ground Guitar Stands
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