I could start this review off writing how no one has free time, but you don’t have the time to read it! Most of us don’t have the luxury of locking ourselves in a room for 4 hours at a time to practice, so we grab 5, 10, 15 minutes here and there to learn new tunes and keep our chops up. The Axe-Handler by Re-Axe is an American made, desktop guitar stand that instantly turns any speaker cabinet, coffee table or chair into a guitar stand.
The Axe-Handler isn’t flimsy in the least. It packs some heat weighing in right under a pound at 13.5 oz and is made of a durable rubber compound internally braced with steel. The underside is rigid and will grab most surfaces without leaving any residue or imprint of any kind.
The game plan is it hangs off a table and holds your guitar in place. It works best when your strings rest against the Axe-Handler. There is a slot on the base that is great for storing picks.
The Axe-Handler falls in size somewhere between a cell phone and a CD case so where your old guitar stand meant another hand or another trip I can easily toss this right in my guitar case or cable bag. Once I get to my destination the Axe-Handler can comfortably hang off of most guitar/bass amps I tried it on. One quick note; your instrument still will touch the floor as the Axe-Handler doesn’t lock in or suspend your guitar.
As a minimalist I really like this product. My gigs don’t require me to bring a rack of guitars out and I often like to sit at the computer and learn new music. So listening to the track, playing it back, then setting my guitar down while I scribble out a chord chart makes this a life saver. I absolutely loathe the budget stand with the U bracket at the bottom that either gets lost or tangled up in cables.
If I haven’t sold you yet, check out the Re-Axe website where they offer plenty of viewer submitted feedback and videos. But seeing is believing isn’t it? Can your current stand survive getting run over? Not much can!