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I attempted to order a violin wall hanger but they seemed to be backordered and in short supply. I've called around everywhere within driving distance to locate one, found a shop that claimed they did, wasted 2 hours of driving to find out it was a ukulele wall hanger.

I got pretty frustrated. I figured, it can't be that hard to build one. So I did.

I bought a dowel, some felt, 2 6" lag bolts, and a couple of hammer-in picture hangers for the bow. Functionally it works great. Aesthetically, I'll let you decide.

Well out of reach of any curious little grabbers or walking traffic. Well supported at the c-bouts and not the neck. Very secure whether a shoulder rest is on or off.

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Looks nice. Do you have a soft backing, microfiber or similar, between the back of the violin and the wall? Just wondering. 

They call me, “Mellow Cello” 

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That's a cool system, Amateur. I've only see the little, antler-like, rubber covered prongs that grab the pegs.

At first I was totally disoriented by the photo... thought I was looking at floorboards and couldn't figure out why you'd store your violin and bow where you could trip over them.
facepalm LOL on me.

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It's wood paneling on a wall. For reference, the screw on the frog is about 6 feet from the floor.

I used adhesive-backed felt on the wall behind the body of the violin and the scroll, the two points the violin contacts the wall without the shoulder rest(the scroll still contacts the wall with shoulder rest). The dowels are wrapped with felt that's glued into place.

With this system, the violin only contacts felt. The adhesive-backed felt and the bolts/dowels can be removed and the two holes filled should I ever decide in the future to do something else. I'm content with this setup though.

Later on, if I so desired, I could dress up the ends of the dowels.

It's in the den near my desk where I do most of my playing. Additional accessories(rosin, mutes, tuners, etc) are in a drawer in the desk. Now my case need only be used for transport and storage.

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Isn't the scroll designed for it to be hung on a thin rope?

I always wanted to be a juvenile delinquent but my parents wouldn't let me.

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It looks neat hanging on the wall like that. It would also look neat hanging, as Gordon suggested or questioned about. I think angled on the wall is very decorative. 

It is a great height from the floor. Very decorative and gives your violin a sense of “I am Violin, Hear Me Sing!”, due to its angled display. 

How did you think of this system?

They call me, “Mellow Cello” 

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I think it looks great, shows how much it means to you imo

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Nice one @Amateur - simple and effective !  hats_off

( I may copy that !   j/k - I have 5 fiddles and 3 guitars - I really require a different arrangement - like a rack that holds them side-on to the wall.   Or get a house with much larger rooms ! )  

I seriously recommend not copying my mistakes. D'oh - guntohead.JPG

Please make your own, different mistakes, and help us all learn :-)

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@Amateur I'm not like Billy, I'm going to straight steal your idea.

I love it, good job.

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The scroll can definitely be used for hanging via rope or wire. A common hanger I see in shops is a long board with wire hooks to hang them off of with the orientation of the instruments perpedicular to the wall or window. Works great if you have a lot of fiddles to display.

I considered setting up a wire from the ceiling but I wanted something more stable and flat against the wall. This room has windows in the adjacent walls and it being flat against the wall keeps it out of direct sunlight.

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Looks great!

 Life isn’t about waiting for the storm to pass. It’s about dancing in the rain!!

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Amateur said
The scroll can definitely be used for hanging via rope or wire. A common hanger I see in shops is a long board with wire hooks to hang them off of with the orientation of the instruments perpedicular to the wall or window. Works great if you have a lot of fiddles to display.

I considered setting up a wire from the ceiling but I wanted something more stable and flat against the wall. This room has windows in the adjacent walls and it being flat against the wall keeps it out of direct sunlight.  

I didn't want to imply criticism of your handiwork, it's just that I'm less adept, and my solution would be the simpler one of some thick string/thin rope. I'd be afraid of wire causing damage to the finish.

I always wanted to be a juvenile delinquent but my parents wouldn't let me.

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I have made wire hangers for the violin and my solution has been to us rubber sleeves or heat shrink on the part that touches the scroll.

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