The memory of a rock star wanna-be nephew, Lincoln Lambert, inspired Wall-Axe. Lincoln constantly played air guitar around the house. My dad thought he looked rather “stupid” and, in turn, built a look-alike guitar out of wood (long before the Guitar Hero game was dreamed of). Lincoln could hold onto the guitar-shape wood cutout. Problem solved.
Many years later, when my own son started playing real guitars, I noticed they were always lying around or getting knocked over—always in the way. I decided to remedy the problem by hanging them on the wall.
I tried regular guitar hangers, but they had no design appeal on the wall. Then, the idea hit me: Duplicate my dad’s idea of many years ago and attach the hangers to a guitar-shape body.
My son talked me into building these stylish guitar hangers for other people.
(Pictured: Lincoln Lambert, the original Guitar Hero)
... The response was positive. We received our design patent in 2009 and created Wall-Axe. We introduced Wall-Axe Custom Guitar Hangers to the public by taking our products to the internationally known National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) Show in Nashville, Tennessee, and toured music festivals across the country.
From that simple memory, our family has continued to grow Wall-Axe Custom Guitar Hangers and Lambo Designs.
— Co-Inventor Michael Lambert
We are based out of the Heartland of America. Des Moines, Iowa, and Nashville, Tennessee. When we are not in the shop customizing product, you may see us at music festivals & other events. Connect with us on Facebook & Instagram to see what's happening and receive special product announcements!WATCH OUR "HOW IT'S MADE" VIDEO!
Since we started mass-production of our first Wall-Axe Guitar Hanger in 2008, this adventure continues to be a great experience for us professionally, and as a family. Discovering skills & strengths some of us didn't know we possessed. Thank you to all of our Wall-Axe customers from around the globe who now have the fruits of our labor hanging proudly in your homes!
We say this all of the time, and it has always held true... "We have the best customers in the world."
Inventor & Operations Manager
CEO & Accounting
Co-Inventor & Designer
Aja (Lambert) Black
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