Our initial designs for the ClimaCab centered around hanging the instruments from the Top Rail Display/Storage Option which is a standard offering for all ClimaCabs. From there, we immediately saw an opportunity to include slat wall along with the Top Rail Display/StorageOption, which was the origins of the ProHang system.
Following these initial designs, we had requests from customers to create a system which allows the instruments to be rested versus hung. At that point, the Bout & Neck/Bout Rest Display/Storage Option was created.
The core components of the ClimaCab | Neck/Bout Rest Display & Storage Option are described in more detail below. These components have been tested and perform flawlessly to rest your instruments from the floor and back of the ClimaCab.
Two sets of rails make up the bout rest portion of this display and storage option - the front to back rails and the left to right rails. These sets work in coordination with one another to give maximum flexibility in displaying your instruments. Each set is described in more detail below.
Front to Back Rails
1" wide rails running from front to back on the floor of the ClimaCab
Permanently affixed to the floor, each rail has a routed out section on the top that has a black powder coated metal bar attached with countersunk black flathead screws
Powder coated bar attracts the high strength neodymium magnets on the underside of Rail Set Two
Left to Right Rails
2 1/2" hardwood rails running left to right inside the ClimaCab
Provides adequate height above floor for clearance of strap pins
Instrument bouts rest on cork lined surface providing superior protection for the finish
Moveable in/out along Front to Back Rails
15 degree angle cradles the instrument bout and provides adequate surface area for proper support
Two neodymium magnets, one on each end, on the underside of the rails secure the them in place once in proper location along Front to Back Rails
Accommodates different sized instrument bouts from small to jumbo
Neck Wedge Rail
Neck Wedge Rail
100% hardwood rail mounted to back of ClimaCab
Powder coated metal bar is inset into routed out portion of rail
Neck wedges have embedded neodymium magnet on backside which attracts to the metal bar, providing the ability to add, remove, and slide them along rail
Cork lined for ultimate care of instrument's finish
U-shaped design is slightly narrowed at entry point and expands to a 2 1/4" circle providing adequate room for larger neck shapes
Instrument rests into wedge about four inches from headstock along the back of the neck, eliminating close proximity to headstock
Fits a wide variety of neck sizes and shapes
Angle of lean provided by the bout rails means the instrument neck enters the neck wedge with enough decline to provide adequate safety from instruments tipping out of wedges
Optional Neck/Bout Rest Security Bars are available as upgrade. Click here for more information
How to Use Display/Storage Option
Adjusting Bout Rails
To move the rail, first remove all instruments and place in temporary safe location.
Place hands on rail spaced approximately two feet apart.
Pull with upward motion and magnets will release
Lift out rail and place in alternate location along Front to Back Rails
Repeat with other Left to Right Rails as necessary
Replace instruments into bout rails and angle the neck backwards to lean into the neck wedge. Store guitars at 0 to 90 degrees and all angles in between by utilizing the cross support bars. See below for more information on the front facing option.
Adding, Moving, and Removing Neck Wedges
To remove the wedges, pull slightly in outward motion and the magnets will release allowing for complete removal. Store the neck wedge in the lower storage compartment for later use
To move the wedges, slide gently to the left or right or remove the wedge completely and insert at alternate location
Front Facing Option
Underneath the cork lined surface of the Left to Right Rails, there is a hidden powder coated metal bar routed in and flush with the wood surface.
6" cross support bars are cork lined and have embedded neodymium magnets on the underside
Place a set of cross support bars perpendicular to the Left to Right Rails spaced properly for the instrument's lower bout
Remove them quickly and easily to revert back to the standard display/storage
Each ClimaCab comes with a varying amount of cross support pieces and additional are available for purchase
Begin by referencing the Wood Species Chart below to determine which woods you'd like to use for the Neck/Bout Rest Display Option. Once you've located the wood species, take note of the tier that wood is in and then reference the Size/Tier Chart.
WOOD SPECIES CHART
Northern White Ash, Cherry, & Red Oak
Flamed Maple, White Oak (Quarter Sawn), Reclaimed Barnwood & Aromatic Cedar