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About

Stained Ash (left) Stained Maple (right)
Stained Ash (left) Stained Maple (right)

 

Acoustic Remedy started as two guys in a garage trying to figure out a better way to store guitars. The result of countless hours of toil and eating sawdust in a little yellow garage out behind our houses was our original invention, the Acoustic Remedy ClimaStand. A patented display case that stored guitars in a humidity controlled environment, kept them accessible to play, and displayed them prominently.

The ClimaStand was innovative and different from anything on the market at the time. So when we decided it was time to design an open air guitar stand, we knew we couldn't simply make another version of everything else on the market, we had to shake things up again and create something totally outside the box. We set out to make the most complete guitar stand ever built.  After careful design we ended up with the TotalStand.

The TotalStand is a double guitar stand mounted on a functional pedalboard  and has a removable iPad/sheet music holder.  The TotalStand helps you declutter your jam space and simplify set up because it takes 4 items and combines them into one beautiful piece.  As we develop additional accessories, namely a microphone attachment kit, the TotalStand will grow in its ability to simplify your life.  

If you're interested, read below to discover how the TotalStand developed from an idea into the functional work of art it is today!

From Idea to ART

Our first idea was to make a guitar stand that holds two guitars and always remains stable.  There are plenty of double guitar stands on the market, but they are all shaped like a giant letter T with a guitar hanging off of each side.  The problem is that when you take one of the guitars off the stand, the entire stand becomes unstable and tends to tip in the direction of the guitar that remains on the stand.  We fixed this flaw with our patent pending design that assures the center of gravity always stays over the center of the base no matter which guitar you take off the stand.  Our simple innovative design is the centerpiece of the TotalStand and allows us to say with confidence that our stand is without question, the most stable double guitar stand on the market.

Side view showing how the TotalStand can hold 2 guitars stably.
Side view showing how the TotalStand can hold 2 guitars stably.

  

Walnut TotalStand holding 2 guitars.
Walnut TotalStand holding 2 guitars.

With a new design for a double guitar stand in hand, we thought we had created the innovative stand we'd set out to build, but we weren't quite done yet. On most guitar stands, the base is a means to an end.  It is simply a way to connect the stand to the ground.  Again, we wanted to be different.  We tried out multiple approaches to designing a base, and began to notice that each iteration got closer and closer to looking like a small pedal board.  

 One day, it dawned on us that the solution was right in front of our eyes, instead of making a base that looked kind of like a pedal board, we should make the base an actual pedal board. And thats what we've done. To the untrained eye, the base simply looks like a beautiful, stable base, but to those in the know, its evident that our base is both beautiful and functional. At this stage, the TotalStand was already head and shoulders above the competition, but we weren't done yet.

TotalStand with Pedals!
TotalStand with Pedals!

 

TotalStand in action!
TotalStand in action!

 

 At this point in the development of the design we had a beautiful double guitar stand with a base that added some functionality.  We could have stopped there, but serendipity struck again!  One day it dawned on us that the angle of the upright was almost the exact same angle as the sheet music holder we put our iPads on when we jammed.  It was simply obvious that we had to build an attachable music/iPad holder.  Once we did that we realized that we'd created the ultimate jam station.  But we're still not done, we're going to use the funds from this Kickstarter campaign to develop an attachable microphone kit, a travel bag, and other accessories that will allow you to customize the TotalStand to your needs!

Each TotalStand comes standard with a handy iPad/sheet music holder that can  be attached for additional functionality!
Each TotalStand comes standard with a handy iPad/sheet music holder that can be attached for additional functionality!

 

A microphone attachment kit is in development.  This turns the TotalStand into the ultimate jam station!
A microphone attachment kit is in development. This turns the TotalStand into the ultimate jam station!

We've created the ultimate guitar stand. Stripped down it is a simple, thoughtfully designed guitar stand, but when it's fully dressed up it becomes the ultimate jam station that replaces two guitar stands, a pedal board, sheet music holder, and mic stand. If you add up the amount of space that all of that equipment takes up, it comes out to approximately 20 square feet...you can replace all of it with the nice compact footprint of one TotalStand. Whether you've got a small jam room where space is at a premium or a huge collection of guitars you want to keep out, the TotalStand is a beautiful, functional, tool to help you stretch your limited square footage.

Use the TotalStand to double the number of guitars you can store in your jam room, use it to display a showpiece, use it to simplify your life for local gigs, or use it to cut down your set up time for jam night.  Whatever you use it for, we're sure that your life will be made easier with the TotalStand...the most complete guitar stand ever invented!

 

Acoustic Remedy Cases Trucker Hat.
Acoustic Remedy Cases Trucker Hat.

 

Acoustic Remedy T shirt.
Acoustic Remedy T shirt.

 

 

Risks and challenges

Investing in production of a new product is always a bit of a challenge. Supply chain issues, delays caused by third party manufacturers, and quality control problems are always a threat to a good product.

With the team at Acoustic Remedy, you can rest asured. Acoustic Remedy is experienced, we've been down this road before and are still alive to tell the tale. We brought the ClimaStand from inception, to patenting, marketing, and selling. We have an amazing connection to the local Amish community and, as our business has grown, so has our builders. Our Amish craftsmen are not only skilled artisan wood workers, but they are ingenious innovators and they have spent the past 6 months setting up jigs, refining production processes, and brainstorming the logistics of producing this new product. Simply stated, our supply chain is located a 20 minute drive from our houses, is totally under our direct supervision, and is ready to produce hundreds of TotalStands. In fact, if you're reading this right now they're probably already building your stand as we speak. We're not waiting around for the Kickstarter campaign to end before we start production, the sawdust is already flying!

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    AR Total Stand, Stained Ash ($299 value)

    Our all in one modular guitar storage system combines a functional pedal board, a dual guitar stand, an iPad/sheet music holder, and will soon have an option to attach a microphone!

    This version comes made from Ash with a tobacco stain on it. This elegant finish has quickly become our new favorite. The rich tone drips with sophistication and the native, locally harvested hardwood provides a solid substrate for our creation.

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    AR Total Stand, Cherry ($325 value)

    Our all in one modular guitar storage system combines a functional pedal board, a dual guitar stand, an iPad/sheet music holder, and will soon have an option to attach a microphone!

    This version comes made from cherry without any stain on it. We love to let the nature of woods shine through, and cherry is a perfect wood to finish in the nude. Cherry is photo reactive, it starts out a light salmon color and gradually takes on a darker more rich tone over time. Each cherry stand tells its own story as it transitions from light to dark.

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    AR Total Stand, Flame Maple ($335 value)

    Our all in one modular guitar storage system combines a functional pedal board, a dual guitar stand, an iPad/sheet music holder, and will soon have an option to attach a microphone!

    This version comes made from flamed maple with a tasteful brown stain on it. The stain brings out the beautiful figure on every stand. Combined with a figured maple guitar, this case will surely make the most elegant guitars pop!

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    This version comes made from walnut. The most regal and elegant of the American hardwoods. We select only the finest black walnut and use local sources whenever possible.

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