This MAN50TA model includes all of the same features of the dependable classic Manhasset design but with an extra shelf on the desk (perfect for storing pencils, rosin, bows, valve oil, reeds etc.) and an extra 31cm of height. The stand is extremely robust and built to such a high quality that the manufacturers offer a lifetime guarantee with any purchase. Think of that - you'll never have to buy music stands again if you go for Manhasset! The main feature of all Manhasset stands is that they are 'knob free’. Thanks to the famous ‘magic finger’ shaft clutch and ‘friction tilt’ neck joint, the stand can be pushed or pulled into any position and will remain secure without turning a single screw. Not only does the lack of adjusters make it simpler to use, but the overall design also looks much more sleek and classy. All of the Manhasset stands can hold 4kg of music (up to 34kg if you purchase the MAN2400 music stand lock too) and have a desk depth of 2.25" (5.7cm) making them capable of holding heavy books and large music anthologies. The desks are made from solid aluminium for optimum rigidity and the all-steel welded bases allow for extra stability. While these stands are designed to live in one space and are therefore not entirely foldable, they are surprisingly lightweight (4kg) and easy to carry around if necessary. The desks can fold all of the way back reducing the total stand height to 96.5cm - small enough to fit in most car boots. Please note: stand is shipped in 3 sections and requires assembly. It's easy to do and all the necessary fixings are included.