In order to de-clutter our “boom boom room” where all manner of fake plastic rocking goes on, I wanted to come up with a way to mount the guitars on the wall. The method I found worked great for my Guitar Hero Les Paul model. The same technique should apply to any fake plastic guitar, whether you have a Rock Band Stratocaster, a Guitar Hero Xplorer, SG, or Kramer.
I performed a quick measurement of the Les Paul guitar neck and visited my local hardware store. I found a cheap (I think it was $2 or $3) convenient two pack of these generic “Screw-In Storage Hooks”. The width of the hook is a little over 1 1/2 inch, which is exactly the right size to hold the guitar neck.
These are of the self-tapping screw-in variety. The walls in that room are drywall, so there’s no way a simple screw will hold any significant weight. Here’s what I did: I screwed them in, then pulled them back out to create a properly sized hole. I then placed a generic plastic hollow-wall screw insert in the hole and tapped it in with a hammer. I then screwed the hook into the plastic insert– perfect!
Now when my friends and I are done fake plastic rocking, we just casually slide our guitar necks into the hook on the wall, like so, and gravity does the rest. The hooks are rated to 15 lbs, and with the drywall plastic insert, they do fine — even with the extra weights I’ve added to my guitars.
Hanging your guitars on hooks really cleans up the place, and it’s so easy and simple to do, too!
It does look pretty great, if I do say so myself.