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    Hi all,

    Has anyone found a good stand for their banjo mandolin? I have an old Vega K-Style and am having a heck of a time finding a stand for the thing.

    1) The head is too narrow to hang from a string swing or other hang-stands without all the weight being placed on the tuners.

    2) A guitar stand is too tall for the top of the neck to rest against.

    3) I just bought a Mugig stand, but being an open back the vertical supporters don't hold it up.

    Your advice would be appreciated.
    Thanks!
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    Thanks Jacob! Is that with an open back banjo-mandolin?
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    Deering Goodtime 2 5-String Banjo w/ Resonator

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    I use an Ingles violin stand for my mandolins. Can't think of any reason why it wouldn't work on a mandolin-banjo. It supports the back of the neck, not the peghead, and is adjustable for height. The weight of the instrument goes into the bottom arms.

    http://www.elderly.com/ingles-violin-viola-stand.htm

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    I use the case, too many times bad things happen when instruments have been on a stand. Nearly lost a few and now if I am not playing it, it is in the case with at least one latch latched.
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    That looks like a winner, Tobin. Much obliged!
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    Vega K-Style Mandolin Banjo (1917)
    Vega N-Style 17-Fret Tenor Banjo (1922)
    Deering Goodtime 2 5-String Banjo w/ Resonator

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    Quote Originally Posted by pops1 View Post
    I use the case, too many times bad things happen when instruments have been on a stand. Nearly lost a few and now if I am not playing it, it is in the case with at least one latch latched.
    A wise move, pops1. I probably should, too... but
    Collings MT-O Sunburst (2014)
    Kentucky KM630 (early 1990s Korean) w/ K&K Twin Internal
    Vega K-Style Mandolin Banjo (1917)
    Vega N-Style 17-Fret Tenor Banjo (1922)
    Deering Goodtime 2 5-String Banjo w/ Resonator

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tobin View Post
    I use an Ingles violin stand for my mandolins. Can't think of any reason why it wouldn't work on a mandolin-banjo. It supports the back of the neck, not the peghead, and is adjustable for height. The weight of the instrument goes into the bottom arms.

    http://www.elderly.com/ingles-violin-viola-stand.htm
    Thanks again, Tobin. I got a violin stand today, much like yours, and it did just the trick!
    Collings MT-O Sunburst (2014)
    Kentucky KM630 (early 1990s Korean) w/ K&K Twin Internal
    Vega K-Style Mandolin Banjo (1917)
    Vega N-Style 17-Fret Tenor Banjo (1922)
    Deering Goodtime 2 5-String Banjo w/ Resonator

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    I have a clamp on the Music/Mic stand fork type made for Ukes and Mandolins,
    that My Vega Little Wonder MB hangs from nicely
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