String Swing Guitar Wall Rack Review
Established in 1987 and still a family owned business String Swing are a well known and respected company in the Guitar Hanger and Guitar Rack industry. Their reputation for quality is well documented and based upon their unique and practical hanger yoke design as well as quality build practices. Probably why they have been able to sell an impressive 10 million+ items worldwide. Although based in the USA their hangers are fully available to the UK market and arrive in good time from their UK distributors.
Assembly of the SW5RL-B-K takes a small amount of DIY with a little drilling and screwing required but the accompanying instructions are pretty straightforward.. This is no harder than putting up a shelf and is almost exactly the same process. The wall rack comes with a 122cm aluminium backboard that will need to be drilled into so you can make the holes to fit with where you want them to be depending on the location you will be hanging it. A simple drill (metal drill bit), spirit level and Philips screwdriver should do the trick.
The wall rack comes with 5x hangers, all with String Swing’s well designed yoke that is very deep, meaning the guitar would need to be lifted a full 2inches straight up to come out leaving it very secure from knocks and accidental collisions. Each yoke is attached to a 5-6” metal rod that is itself attached to a metal mount that attaches to the backboard on a slatwall rail design. The whole structure is very strong and means the guitars are held at a safe distance from the wall to avoid banging. These hangers are fully adjustable, with the metal mounts being able to slide along the slatwall rail groves in the backboard while still being securely attached, plus the yokes can be turned to face different directions. There are also endcaps at each end of the backboard to prevent the guitar hangers sliding off. We are very secure about the build quality of this item, as are String Swing as it comes with a structural lifetime warranty.
The yokes, as with all String Swing products, swivel to hold guitar with asymmetrical heads so the wall rack is very versatile and can hold all guitar types and designs. This is a truly universal hanger that can hold electric, bass and acoustic guitars with ease. All touch points are covered with rubber padding to both cushion the guitar while also protecting the finish even if your guitar has a nitrocellulose finish.
Despite its metal construction the whole wall rack comes in a jet black finish with a sleek look. Overall this rack is solidly constructed but that doesn't detract from its attractive appearance. The aesthetics are great and it will look very stylish in almost any home or studio. A great item and a fantastic and cool way to hang your guitars.
In summary this is a fantastic guitar wall rack for hanging five of your most prized guitars. The quality build and design means you can hang any 5 guitars, acoustic, electric or bass, of any weight, and feel completely confident they will be secure. Plus the stylish and sleek design make this a great addition to any room. A great buy.