Hercules Stands GS412B Auto Grip with Adjustable Backrest Guitar Stand (Discontinued)

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Hercules Stands

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The GS412B appeared on our recommended list for Guitar Stands from November 2017 until January 2020.


The Hercules GS412B comes with a different design, where rather than having a cradle for your guitar, your instrument will actually be free floating. The stand comes with a backrest that helps stabilize the instrument.

Because of this configuration, and the weight of the stand, it’s going to be more stable overall than an a-frame stand. However, it’s also going to be less portable. The stand can still easily be transported in a car, but you’re not going to be able to throw it into a gig bag.

Hercules notes that the GS412B comes with special foam, which is designed to protect instruments at every contact point.


  • Compatible Guitar Types: Electric Guitar, Electric Bass, Acoustic Guitars (Some Issues Reported With Long Neck Basses)
  • Stand Base: Tripod
  • Portability: Medium
  • Weight: 4.4 lbs
  • How it Holds Your Guitar: Gravity and Neck Clip
  • Nitrocellulose Safe: Yes
This has been discontinued however you can see our current recommendations in our guide to The Best Guitar Stands.

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