What’s great about the ukulele is that it’s so damn handy, I can pretty much keep it by my side 24/7 – well that is unless my wife decides to move it to some place where I can’t find it and I have to go hunting it down (maybe she’s doing it on purpose!). So I guess you could say it’s a good idea to give them some place where you can put them and know that they’ll always be there when you want them.
Hang them with parachute cord!
Wait, what? Yep that’s right. Paracord Hangers are made from 550 Paracord, the very stuff that is used in the suspension lines of parachutes! The hanger slips over the top two machine heads on your uke and tighten up with a couple of fisherman knots, which means they’re easy to get on and off. I think it’s fair to say that these things are pretty safe, if they’re capable of holding a human 1,000 metres up in the air, then holding a uke shouldn’t be an issue. Paracord hangers currently come in 15 different colours and cost £1.49 each so they’re definitely not going to break the bank.
So what are they like?
I like them, I like them a lot. I’m not a big fan of stands as they take up too much room (maybe I need a bigger house) and I have to say, I think it looks pretty cool to have guitars and ukes on the wall. This approach also comes with the added benefit of putting my uke out of reach of my 3 year old son Max (otherwise known as the destroyer) which is never a bad thing. It’s a simple design with a simple concept but it works well enough and looks pretty tidy too.
Give them a blast, I reckon you’ll be pretty pleased you did!