Testimonials
Hi Scott - -I just wanted to let you know we received the guitar stand and it’s beautiful - -I may order another - -just haven’t
decided yet.
Kathryn    Weston, MA
Hi Scott.  It arrived in perfect shape.  Love the stand!!!
These are really great stands, that truly compliment the craftsmanship of that great guitar.
Thanks, Rod    MD
Scott,
Thank you! My husband and I were very excited to find you on the internet. I have been looking for months for a really nice
handmade guitar stand for his acoustic guitar. Your designs are terrific and craftsmanship's appears excellent. I am an artist
and find great pleasure in beautiful work that not only has a sense for design, but is also practical. It is an anniversary gift for
him that we picked out together. Thanks again!
Kitty and Chuck    Sacramento, CA
Hey Scott, I got the wall stands and they are awesome. I sent a picture of 3 out of the 14 of my collection so you could see how
well they fit. I wanted to thank you for being patient and making the custom adjustments to fit these large acoustic basses. I
have been collecting for a long time and have never wanted to hang these high dollar instruments by the neck. Now that I
have the wall stands I don't have to worry about any damage. You really have a great product.
Thanks again,  Conrad
I purchased a stand from Scott as a Christmas present for a friend  with a beautiful Martin 00-28.  She absolutely loves the
stand and if  she's not playing her Martin it's in the stand, or it's "home" as she calls it.  There are so many cheap, plastic or
chrome stands on the market but if you really want something to compliment your high-end instrument, these are the only
stands that make the cut.  I hope to get one for myself, and my Martin 00-17, sometime soon!
Shawn    Cherry Hill, NJ
Hi Scott,
I just received my guitar stand and I am very pleased with the overall craftsmanship.
I spent quite some time looking for a stand to compliment my Martin 000-28ECB and my living room décor.
Most of the stands I found were more contemporary by design and would not blend very well in our country setting.
I have to say it is a very suitable match. It is superbly built with nice laminate work and the guitar fits nice and snug.
The Oak / Cherry combination offers a nice contrast and looks absolutely beautiful.
Regards,
Peter Vilardi
Design Engineer
Scott,
I received the stand and I am impressed with the design as well as the looks. I had looked at several different wooden stands
this design was the one that caught my attention. My new Martin looks great in the stand and as your site states if the guitar is
out of the case and in the stand it will be played more often.
Robert   
Scott, I can't tell you how pleased I am on this guitar stand, you packed it
perfectly for shipment. I asked for a guitar stand and received a work of
art, I went out and bought a new martin 000-42 guitar to accent your piece.
Your craftsmanship is superb. THANKS SCOTT,   John    Vista, CA
I wanted to thank you for a beautiful guitar stand.  The attention to detail, the various wood inlays and the meticulous finish
make this stand one worth owning.  I currently have my dad's guitar displayed on it and I am thrilled with how it looks.  The
quality of this stand has me telling my guitar-enthusiast friends all about it.  THANK YOU!
LeAnn
Fairview, OR
Hello Scott,

The guitar stand arrived a few days ago and I'm very happy I bought it.  Just what I wanted, and Mike loves it! He couldn't
believe I bought it for him.  
Thank you for such a beautiful piece of work and the quick shipping.
J Bergmann
Scott,
The guitar stand was a gift for my husband.
He is thrilled with your workmanship, the quality of the piece and the price!
He says that it is aesthetically pleasing, well balanced and beautifully crafted.
All of his guitars, both electric and acoustic, fit the stand perfectly.
You were wise to put some of your business cards in the drawer.  He has already shared them with some of his friends.
Thank you for helping me make his day!
Connie Camunas
Scott,
I received my guitar stand today, shipped in perfect condition! I have to admit I was preparing myself for something a little
more "hand crafted" looking but what I got was a beautiful piece of furniture. The attention to detail and the finish were
perfect. I searched numerous companies and websites for a nice furniture-like wooden guitar stand, I definitely made the
right choice.
Thank you!
Mark Faucett
Kissimmee FL
Scott,

The stand looks great.  I am very impressed with the quality and workmanship.  
The different colors of the wood make it a beautiful work of art.  
My guitar is safe and can not be easily knocked over, but yet is a conversation piece that people admire.  
Thank you for the time and effort you put in making this guitar stand.  It is a welcome addition to my home.                   
Thanks again,    

Mike    Robertsville, MO
Received the stand last week and it is beautiful.   No damage.   You have created a beautiful guitar stand that we both love.   
Thank you.
cheers, b   Calgary Alberta
I received the guitar stand yesterday afternoon and it is exactly as I had hoped.  It is absolutely beautiful
and the craftsmanship is excellent.  Thank you for finishing the work as promised and delivering even a little
earlier than I expected.  I will use  the stand for many years to come and it makes owning and
playing my guitar even more enjoyable.
Thanks again,
Bob  
Hood River, Oregon
Packaging was great and it looks every bit as good as did on the web sight.  
I recently bought a Gibson SJ-200 which is sitting naturally in the stand right now (almost like it is part of the guitar).... much
better than the aluminum tube stands that my other
guitars sit in.  I will be buying another.
Thanks so much for exceptional service and a first class product.
B. Scott Kern, Erie PA.
The guitar stand that you crafted for Lieutenant General Rochelle's
(Deputy Chief of Staff, Army G-1) Farewell Retirement gift was
absolutely beautiful.  As an avid guitarist and a military officer for
over 37 years of service to our nation, the stand was a unique and
cherished gift.  I am attaching some photos from his retirement dinner
hosted by the Army G-1 family.
Thank you so much for your exquisite attention to detail and support.
Respectfully,
Kerry Moores

LTC Kerry E. Moores
Officer Personnel Program Analyst
Strength Analysis and Forecasting Division Army G1 Pentagon
Hi Scott,
I'm writing on behalf of my wife Judy who recently purchased Stand #51 for me and my guitars.  It arrived in perfect condition
via UPS last Friday.  I was very impressed with the thought and care you invested in the packaging of the item for shipping.  
The stand was bagged and then surrounded by styrofoam peanuts in a very heavy duty cardboard box.  Excellent!
I have four dreadnoughts which I will rotate from time to time on the stand.    
We chose the #51 because we liked it's lines and finish and we thought it would compliment the original pine flooring and wood
trim in the living room of our 169 year old home.  It looks great just as we thought.  We're very happy with the purchase.  Keep
up the good work!
Keith Fields

I received the walnut and beech guitar stand (#50) yesterday. Wow, I have to admit it looks every bit as beautiful in person as it
does on the photos on your website! The quality of the wood you used is absolutely first rate. And the craftsmanship, which is so
evident in the joinery and snug fit of the component parts, is impeccable. I would happily recommend your work to anyone looking
for both form and function in a guitar stand. Best of luck .
Vince Mendoza
Jazz Bassist
British Columbia, Canada
My sincere thanks to all who have responded with their gracious comments.
Scott Alderfer
Wow! You do very fine work. Really a piece of art. You may quote me.
Mark Silinsky,  Senior Civil Servant, Washington, DC
The mandolin in it is beautiful, but it covers your superb craftsmanship, so I may just have to play it more often so my
guests may see the stand in all it's splendor. The design definitely proves that excellent form will lead to excellent
function .
Thank you again for sharing your skills with us all.
Ian Patrick
Broomfield, Colorado
I wanted to let you know how much I enjoy the quality guitar stand from your company.  My Gibson J-200 has found its home
with your stand.  I appreciate the quality workmanship and beauty of the woodwork.  I will be ordering additional stands.  Your
shipping and customer service was excellent.
Thanks,  
Bill Traylor
CEO, Mansion Entertainment
Nashville, TN
We received the stands a few days ago and they are absolutely beautiful.  My wife is thrilled to have such a well
crafted stand for two of her favorite guitars.  
Thank you,
Martha and Randy Gideon
Illinois
Lines are clean, and the workmanship is the finest. It is a joy to display my Les Paul on this piece of art.
Thanks, Scott.

Mark Silinsky,
Kensington, Maryland
Wow!  What beautiful workmanship, it is even more beautiful than pictured.  My husband had a custom guitar
made last year and this will be perfect for it.  You don't think when having a guitar made that you actually might
found your site!  

Thanks again,
Laurie
What an absolutely stunning piece of woodworking!
The magnets used on the neck latch are unbelievably stronger than I had anticipated.  Everything lined up perfectly.
Every item and feature on this has not only been well thought out, but is totally functional.  Attention to the detail is the
highest.  Sad to say, I am still putting my guitar on the wall hanger and not on the stand – the stand is so beautiful, I don’t want
the guitar hiding the stand where I can’t admire it!
Warmly,
-Jay

I've been meaning to get this little "thanks" and review sent to you for awhile now, but at least I've had the opportunity to get
to know and enjoy the new guitar stand.  It is spectacular!

I'm glad I came across your design and craftsmanship, it is exactly what I was envisioning and hoping for.  Thanks again for all
you help with the ordering and delivery - - wonderful guitar stand!!

Tod Peterson
Just wanted to drop you a quick note to tell you how extremely satisfied I am with the South Maintain guitar stand I ordered
(Cherry and Walnut). The craftsmanship is first-rate, the design makes it like a piece of furniture, and the stabilty is
excellent. In playing quite a bit off and on, I'll rotate my Collings OM and Martin 000 in the stand. I highly recommend your
stands! Thanks again.

Bruce
New Jersey
Scott,
I received the guitar stand, it is beautiful, the curly maple drew me to the stand, it is much better constructed then others I
looked at, the recipient was thrilled.  I believe the guitar placed on the stand is a Gibson acoustic.  Thank you for extending
yourself to make sure I received the stand, it truly a piece of art.  Bonita
I received my banjo stand and everything looks great.  As I expected, your thoughtful design is not only functional but
pleasing to the eye.  The woodwork is superb and finished exactly as I requested.  Thank you so much, it is perfect!

Jack Spahr
The guitar stand arrived today nicely packed and in time for Christmas! It certainly is a wonderful piece of workmanship
and getting here soon.
Thanks for a great product!
Pete
Extremely happy with the stand for it’s a gift for our son-in-law.  The Model 1 guitar stand we purchased in walnut with
cherry trim looks very nice.  The two woods really complement the stand along with the workmanship, quality and
innovativeness you put into We received the  guitar stand on Tuesday and it arrived in great shape with no damage.  The
stand was packed very well.  We are very pleased with your work.  Everything about the stand has been well done up to and
including the beautiful finish.  I have an appreciation for good craftsmanship and your work exceeds my expectations.  
Thanks for the great service and maintaining such high standards.
Regards,
Jim and Ruth Ann
Clever design with the use of magnets. I’m sure it will go nicely with the custom Huss and Dalton guitar that my friend will be
getting here soon.

Thanks for a great product!

Pete

Thank you once again for taking the time to help me select the perfect mandolin stand, and combination of wood, to
complement my Dad’s Martin.
The entire piece, from the fit and finish, to the clever use of magnets on the safety latch, suede contact points and felt foot
pads were well thought out, and provide exceptional functionality.
You have created a stunning piece of art, to compliment another piece of art in my father’s mandolin. Both pieces will be
enjoyed, and treasured as family heirlooms, by this and future generations.

Best regards,
Ron
For months I been searching for the perfect guitar stand. My searches would always end up in frustration, they either look
good and lacked support or visa versa  until I came across your website. When my first order came in which was a floor stand
I knew I had made the right choice. I was equally impressed with the wall stand which I quickly mounted in my office. The
quality of the craftsmanship and the superior support is what differentiates your work from many others available.

Thanks again!!!
Respectfully,
Michael V. Gisonda, CLU, ChFC, LUTCF
Custom made for my music room.  I'll be back for more.".

Dan Rose
Nashville, Tennessee
Scott,
I want to tell you how much I am pleased with the mandolin stand I commissioned from you. This stand is the only mandolin
stand I was able to find on line that would hold a bowl back mandolin.  I especially like the stand's neck restraint using
magnets-- clever, and it works quite well.
The stand was a birthday gift to a beloved sister in law to display the mandolin she remembers watching her musician
father play when she was a small child. Both she and my brother are quite pleased with it.  Your beautiful stand allows her
father's mandolin no longer to be hidden in its case but to be displayed and enjoyed as a daily reminder of her deceased
father and his lifelong love for music.
Rich Chenault from San Diego
Just received my new guitar stand from Scott at South Mt. I love it!!
Scott went out his way to answer questions I had about his finishing technique.
Great job Scott. I will recommend you highly.

Thomas Vale
Scott,  The guitar stand (model 3 ) that I ordered just arrived. The shipping was fast, the item well packed.
Congratulations to you on the service that you provide and what you give us musicians. This is not only
functional as a stand but is a very impressive piece of furniture that will last for generations to come.
Regards,
'The Pidge' Al Pigeon,
Sault Saint Marie, On., Canada
Pictures really don't do it justice. It's a beautiful work of art and I couldn't be happier. It's a perfect fit for
my Martins.
All the best,

Nick Badolato
Dear Scott
The guitar stand arrived today - safe and sound. Some words for your website ....
"It is a work of art and the nicest wooden guitar stand I've ever come across. "
With best wishes,
Matt Johnson
www.thethe.com
Hi Scott,
I just wanted to let you know that I gave the guitar stand to my husband last night for his birthday and he absolutely loved it!  
I thank you for producing such a lovely piece of art.
Thanks,
Megan
As I mentioned, it was important to me to find an appropriate way to display the instrument as it was left to me by my father,
R.L. Bomblatus, CPT, USMC Res, WIA Korea 1952, who passed away last October. He purchased the ukulele in the early 50's .
So, my sincere thank you for your artistic contribution to our family history and, your focused response to my original inquiry.
Best Regards,
Mark Bomblatus
Fort Worth, Texas
Hi Scott-
My guitar stand arrived last night professionally packed and then easily assembled (two screws).
Telecaster and even my Firebird. It’s a beauty: light weight, strong, lovely design and a joy to look at.  
I’ve wanted a simple, elegant wooden stand for some time and I’m glad I happened upon yours while perusing The Gear Page.
Happy Holidays.
-JL
Got the stand today and I just love it! I saw pics online of your work and preferred your Type 1 design to all the other builders I
always double check when buying blind off the internet. Even my luthier had seen your stands! You obviously passed LOL and Im
glad I found your site and bought without fear. The small touches and quality are just awesome. I had no idea the hydrometer
wood cap (since I didn’t want the option) was MAGNETIC! Just brilliant!

REALLY fast shipping, awesome packing and great communication. Small businesses like yours deserve this much praise!

Your skill and care is obvious in every way. Thank you for a throne worthy of my Thorn Deluxe Guitar- it was my Christmas present
to myself. Everyone at the studio just loved it and I’ll be sure to let our string players know about you too!- Though I won’t be
surprised if they already do!

Thanks again and best wishes,
Joseph Gauthier
JEL Recording Newport Beach, CA
I received the banjo stand today, all the way down here in Australia. It is absolutely stunning. Very delicate
worksmanship, and great design. It holds my open-back perfectly, is completely secure - it will be on display in our
house for many years to come. And thanks for looking into the shipping options for me. It all worked very smoothly.
Cheers,
James.
Scott,
In my opinion, you have a very good looking, functional site that provides the info necessary for customers to understand
exactly what it is you build and to know if they are in the market for one, or more, of the wonderful products you craft. The stands
are beautiful and the high degree of skill that goes into their crafting is obvious.
Great work, excellent site!!
John A. Thomas, Web-site Administrator
www.LuthierCentral.com
john@LuthierCentral.com
Scott,
Thank you for three pieces of artwork.  I have a custom made acoustic guitar, a custom made electric guitar and a OME banjo.  
Now they are out of their cases and are proudly displayed on your stands.  Exceptional workmanship and superb finishing
details.  Obviously you take great pride in what you do and your stands enhance not only my instruments, but my music room
Jay Easterling
North Carolina
Thanks for your quick shipping and this great stand.
They are sturdy, look great, well made and Scott takes great care in his production of these stands. If you are looking for
a supportive, sturdy, great looking guitar stand, I recommend giving South Mountain Woodworks a look. It is lightweight,
well balanced and although it comes in two pieces assembly takes all of 30 seconds. The neck support is held in place
with a magnet and is a very creative design. Mine is Walnut / Cherry and I couldn't be happier.
Steve
Scott
I'd been looking for a banjo stand that was a piece of art for displaying my banjo.
You're a true craftsman, and your stands are beautiful.
Displaying my banjo will allow me to play it more often which was my objective in buying your beautiful stand.
Shipping was fast and stand was packed very well.
Great work,
Kathy
Hi Scott,
I wanted to say thank you for the wonderful banjo stand! My husband absolutely loves it and appreciates all the
one-of-a-kind design features like the magnets. He's been playing his banjo a lot more now that it's displayed so nicely.
Thank you!   Tamara
I hope all is well with you.  On Friday I posted a photo composite of South Mountain Woodworks and it has reached out
to more than 1500 people and climbing.  Your stands are gorgeous and my two are always prominently displayed in my
music office.  I may be somewhat prejudiced but your design is far better than those that let the instrument hang out
there waiting to be damaged.  Keep it up!
Best,
Steve Wagner
https://www.finearchtops.com/
South Mountain Woodworks
I was very interested in one of Scott's custom stands. I got stuck in the choice of which woods to use, so I sent Scott a
couple of pictures of my guitar in the space where I planned to use the stand and asked him for recommendations. He
replied that although it was a very subjective decision, he would recommend using mahogany and ebony. He made that
call not just as a result of seeing the guitar, but also took into consideration the wood colors where the guitar would be
displayed. Based on what I was seeing on his website, I trusted him as an artist to make the right call. Am I ever glad I
did! The piece is beautiful, blends in both with the other wood in the room, and also perfectly with the guitar. I could
not be more pleased. Thank you, Scott!!
Brian Beck
I am so pleased with these latest stands.  As with my earlier stands & wall mounts, they are both lovely and
functional.  Not only is the workmanship admirable, the designs well balanced and the woods gorgeous, but my
instruments are well protected and easily accessible .  The entire experience from ordering to receiving was easy.
Thérèse Pasquesi
Scott,
I received my cherry/walnut banjo stand today.  I appreciate the time you took discussing my concerns before I ordered.
Thank you for sending me a beautiful piece of furniture, way more than just another banjo stand. The workmanship is
impeccable. I assembled it in about two minutes and put it to use. The stand is a work of art plus it is stable, safe and
secure.  I'll send you a couple of photos of the stand at work holding one of my 1960's era VEGA longnecks.
Joe
Louisville, KY
Hi Scott,
I have received the stand, and I have to say, it's a masterpiece of design and construction ! I LOVE it ! I will cherish this
forever. You are absolutely the best ! To anyone else reading this.....do not hesitate to purchase one of these.
cheers,
Mark Whitaker
California Academy Of Sciences
San Francisco, CA  
Stand arrived and I’m over the moon with it, it’s a work of art, the craftsmanship is outstanding.  So glad I took the leap and
bought this, it will be a treasured possession.
Regards James , from Keevil, in England
Fabulous workmanship on the Banjo stand, thoughtfully and securely packed for shipment, highly recommended
for you'r precious instrument.
Glynn Bates
Warwickshire,  UK
Hello Scott,
My wife and I have enjoyed your guitar stand for a number of weeks. It is a beautiful and cleverly designed
piece that complements the new Brian May guitar it holds and the room in which it stands.
Regards,
Jerald Jackrel
Los Angeles
Scott,
As you may remember, I had purchased one of your guitar stands a number of years ago. I have the stand in my
office holding my Martin D41. The stand is such a great compliment to this beautiful instrument. I love the two new
stands that you sent a few weeks back. Your design and craftsmanship is, as always, spectacular. Thank You.
Brian
I received my new stand today… It is beautiful and fits my guitar perfectly…
It looks like it was just made for my parlor… I couldn’t be happier with the quality, service and delivery… I will tell all  
my friends about my great find. Thank you Scott for your fabulous product.
sincerely ,
Susan
Prescott Az...
Scott,
I purchased your model 4 stand as a birthday present for my dad to display his Jose Oribe Gran Suprema classical.  
When it arrived I put it together and immediately noticed the excellent fit and craftmanship.  I gave it to him and he
was extremely pleased.  The guitar fits nicely and looks great with the stand.  I asked him for feedback and he says,
"The workmanship is superb, the really likes the soft padding at the important places like the base where the guitar
rests, he likes the choice of woods, the attention to detail at the joinery makes him a little jealous.  Superb
craftmanship and taste, a perfect match for this Oribe guitar."

Please feel free to post that on your website.
I am looking forward to getting my own!

Thanks,
Frank
Dear Scott,
Thanks so much for crafting this beautiful banjo stand.  The warmth of the wood grain, the artistry of the design,
and great craftsmanship make this a piece we are proud to display in our music room/library.  We will certainly
recommend you to our musical friends!

Joan and Roger Burr
Scott:
Just wanted to say that I received my Violin Stand and it is as beautiful as my daughter's violin.  It sits atop my piano
now and is proudly displayed in all its grandeur.  One always wonders in reading testimonials about how many are
generated by the web site host themselves.  Be assured to all to come to the website, yours are all well deserved.  
Excellent job, sir.  And thanks again.
Jerry

Hi Scott,
I received my stand yesterday and it looks great.  Thanks for doing such a beautiful job.

The detail and finish of the stand is beautiful.  My Jazz bass fits perfectly with the help of the removable
attachment.  I currently have my strat resting on the stand and it looks great.  The stand was exactly what I was
looking for.  It is a classy addition to my music room and I am so glad I came across your site.  

Thanks also for your quick responses to my questions when I was deciding which stand to purchase.  I really
appreciated that.

Best of luck to you.  Thanks again.
Craig D
Scott,
Just received my guitar stand and i have to tell you it is a beautiful piece of functional art. Unbelievably craftsmanship
and very beautiful. I plan on ordering another very soon. Every serious guitarist should have one of these.
Thanks, Mike

“I have been a guitar player for many years.  And over time, I’ve been able to acquire a number of beautiful new and
vintage beauties.  When I first identified Scott’s work, I immediately ordered a stand.  I was so impressed by his
work, I ordered a second one.  Scott’s designs hit that magical place where form meets function!”
Mitch