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Manhasset M48 Symphony Music Stand

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The Manhasset M48 Symphony Student Music Stand is the standard by which all other music stands are judged. The "Magic-Finger" Clutch permits height a...Click To Read More About This Product

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The Manhasset M48 Symphony Student Music Stand is the standard by which all other music stands are judged. The "Magic-Finger" Clutch permits height adjustments from 28" to 50". Desk size: 20"W x 12-7/8"H.

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  • Lifetime warranty
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ManhassetM48 Symphony Music Stand
 
4.8

(based on 96 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (77)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (16)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Stable (62)
  • Holds items securely (48)
  • Portable (19)
  • Compact (14)
  • Durable (4)

Cons

  • Difficult to transport (9)
  • Heavy / bulky (4)

Best Uses

  • Home studio (55)
  • Performances (47)
  • Outdoor events / games (28)
  • Professional recording (18)
  • Amateur recording (17)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (36), Professional musician (21), Novice (13)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Holds up well

I've had this music stand for about a year now and it still doesn't slip at all. I put several books and folders on it at once and it holds them all easily. This...Read complete review

I've had this music stand for about a year now and it still doesn't slip at all. I put several books and folders on it at once and it holds them all easily. This stand will do exactly what you want it to and that is to hold whatever you can fit on it and not slip or bend at all. A little pricey, but a great stand.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Switched to Plastic Parts?

I bought several of these stands over 10 years ago. They seem to be the only things I've owned for so long that still seem to be in mint condition. I suspect they will...Read complete review

I bought several of these stands over 10 years ago. They seem to be the only things I've owned for so long that still seem to be in mint condition. I suspect they will last a lifetime. I constantly recommend my students invest a little & buy these over something that's just going to fall apart on them. I just bought a few more of these stands to add to my business only to discover the part that the desk pivots on is now being made out of plastic instead of metal. I cannot scientifically prove that the plastic version is any less durable, but it is a clear step in the wrong direction for the company. I would gladly pay a little more to bring back the metal part. But if I'm just buying a stand without knowing how long it will last, there are other metal stands out there that cost less than these. 100% of the value in this brand is knowing that they don't need the warranty they include, knowing the stands will last forever, without question. The choice to cut a corner makes me question. I can no longer recommend them.

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(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Switched to Plastic Parts?

By JMNthe3rd

from Los Angeles, CA

About Me Professional Musician

See all my reviews

Pros

  • Stable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Amateur Recording
    • Home Studio
    • Performances
    • Professional Recording

    Comments about Manhasset M48 Symphony Music Stand:

    I bought several of these stands over 10 years ago. They seem to be the only things I've owned for so long that still seem to be in mint condition. I suspect they will last a lifetime. I constantly recommend my students invest a little & buy these over something that's just going to fall apart on them. I just bought a few more of these stands to add to my business only to discover the part that the desk pivots on is now being made out of plastic instead of metal. I cannot scientifically prove that the plastic version is any less durable, but it is a clear step in the wrong direction for the company. I would gladly pay a little more to bring back the metal part. But if I'm just buying a stand without knowing how long it will last, there are other metal stands out there that cost less than these. 100% of the value in this brand is knowing that they don't need the warranty they include, knowing the stands will last forever, without question. The choice to cut a corner makes me question. I can no longer recommend them.

    (5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Holds up well

    By guitarist-hZ5dv

    from Foley, MN

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    Comments about Manhasset M48 Symphony Music Stand:

    I've had this music stand for about a year now and it still doesn't slip at all. I put several books and folders on it at once and it holds them all easily. This stand will do exactly what you want it to and that is to hold whatever you can fit on it and not slip or bend at all. A little pricey, but a great stand.

    (5 of 9 customers found this review helpful)

     
    2.0

    WAY OVER RATED

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Manhasset M48 Symphony Music Stand:

    This stand is over priced and not very sturdy.The neck of the stand strictly relies on pressure to stay in place.Which in time will fade.It cannot be folded for travel in any way shape or form.If this stand sold for about a third of what it does maybe it would be good for leaving in one place.If you need a good music stand try out a Belmonte 5050 stand.Much more stable and durable.It can also be folded down for transportation!

    (4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    professional stand

    By SilverStrat

    from Huntsville, AL

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    Comments about Manhasset M48 Symphony Music Stand:

    Strong, simple, well-made. The coupling between the tube and the desk is plastic rather than metal, which seems a weak spot, but otherwise the stand appears very robust (I've had no trouble with plastic, so far). I was a little concerned that the tube might move to easily in the column, causing the desk to slip down, but it seems very solid in that regard. Of course, I've only had for a few days, and time will tell how it does in the long run.

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    This Music Stand Kicks Butt!

    By Anonymous

    from Undisclosed

    Comments about Manhasset M48 Symphony Music Stand:

    I use this stand in school, and it's AMAZING! Very durable, I dropped one by accident down some steps and it had no dents or scratches of any knd. Buy Now!

    (3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    best stand available period

    By playsbase

    from lex.ky

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    Comments about Manhasset M48 Symphony Music Stand:

    I have had 3 of these stands for over 20 years and they have been gigged with thousands of times never a problem. 1 of them is bent up a little and some scratching (nothing a little paint wouldn't fix)but they just keep going I highly recomend these stands they are cheap for what you get just go a head and get the best .I do wish the legs folded it is a fixed stand with 3 legs.all and all well worth the money and I expect to have them for the rest of my career .

    (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

     
    5.0

    Manhasset M48

    By Matteson-Phelps Band

    from Monmouth Oregon

    About Me Experienced

    See all my reviews

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Holds Items Securely
    • Stable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Home Studio
      • Performances

      Comments about Manhasset M48 Symphony Music Stand:

      I am pleased with the Manhasset M48 and the ability to add features to it. It is sturdy, stable and holds the music sheets and book nicely.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      heavy duty

      By trowerpower

      from schoolcraft, MI

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      Comments about Manhasset M48 Symphony Music Stand:

      This stand holds alot of music. I often place three music books on it and the stand wont tip or slide out of adjustment. dont buy the flimsy fold up stand. get this one and own a stand that will out live you.

      (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      So Simple, Yet So Good

      By Fender Freak

      from Indiana

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      Comments about Manhasset M48 Symphony Music Stand:

      I know it is just a music stand. But if you are working from writen scores then you need a reliable stand. Nothing can be as distracting as an inadequate music stand. I have been using Manhasset stands for more years than I can remember. They do their job very well.
      Made in USA!

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      4.0

      Very nice

      By Cellist

      from Mount Vernon Ohio

      Verified Buyer

      Comments about Manhasset M48 Symphony Music Stand:

      I like this stand

      (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

       
      5.0

      Excellent

      By Bryan

      from Iowa

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy to assemble
      • Great Price
      • Incredible Delivery Time
      • Works great

      Cons

      • Absolutely None

      Best Uses

        Comments about Manhasset M48 Symphony Music Stand:

        Outstanding service, price, and performance!

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Good product

        By RB

        from SC

        About Me Professional Musician

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Good Quality Product

        Cons

        • Tools Not Included -

        Best Uses

        • Amateur Recording
        • Events
        • Home Studio
        • Mobile DJ
        • Performances
        • Professional Recording

        Comments about Manhasset M48 Symphony Music Stand:

        The product is of great quality and lasts for quite some time. The only negative is the absence of the necessary tools and the companies Musician's Friend's inability to offer such tools.

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Good Product

        By ASLstanduser

        from FTL, FL

        Verified Buyer

        Comments about Manhasset M48 Symphony Music Stand:

        Rather than sheet music, these are being used to hold props for video production. We tried a cheaper brand with different design but it wobbled far too much. These are versatile and stable. Great product!

        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

         
        4.0

        Great st and

        By Marge

        from San Francisco

        About Me Novice

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Compact
        • Holds Items Securely
        • Portable
        • Stable
        • Wide Ledge Holds Scores

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Home Practicing
          • Home Studio

          Comments about Manhasset M48 Symphony Music Stand:

          Stable which helps in a small space as it gets bumped. My music school has these stands so I wanted the same.

          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Just what I needed

          By Henry

          from Washington DC

          About Me Professional Musician

          Pros

          • Stable
          • Sturdy

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about Manhasset M48 Symphony Music Stand:

              It's what I'd call the home-use version of the standard Manhasset stand - i.e., somehow it seems a bit smaller & a bit lighter-weight than the ones I used in the past, in professional organizations. But it definitely does the job and I'm pleased to have it. It's far too early to ssay anything about my main criterion - durability - but my guess is it will last a long time.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Great stand for the price

              By hiwaystar

              from berthoud, co

              About Me Experienced

              Pros

              • Easily adjustable
              • Simple To Use
              • Stable

              Cons

              • NONE

              Best Uses

              • Amateur Recording
              • Events
              • Home Studio
              • Performances
              • Professional Recording

              Comments about Manhasset M48 Symphony Music Stand:

              This stand is worth the extra money. I purchased a cheaper model and it is now in the trash. I highly recommend this stand.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              5.0

              Solid and Sturdy Music Stand

              By Gina

              from Atascadero, CA

              About Me Novice

              Pros

              • Holds Items Securely
              • Stable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Manhasset M48 Symphony Music Stand:

                  I'm learning to play the guitar and instead of having the sheet music or books beside me on another chair or couch, I opted to purchase a stand. It's working perfectly for me. I like the adjustable height.

                  (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                   
                  5.0

                  Good product. Would by again

                  By bob

                  from nc

                  About Me Experienced

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                  Pros

                  • Portable

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Performances

                    Comments about Manhasset M48 Symphony Music Stand:

                    Light enough to transport. Strong enough to hold notebooks of music

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Still the best

                    By Marty

                    from Central MI

                    About Me Experienced

                    Pros

                    • Holds Items Securely
                    • Stable

                    Cons

                    • Difficult To Transport

                    Best Uses

                    • Home Studio

                    Comments about Manhasset M48 Symphony Music Stand:

                    This is a great choice for a stand. I bought this to replace a 20+ year old version of the same stand. The quality seems comparable to the older model, though the construction of the stand has changed in some very minor ways.

                    (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                     
                    5.0

                    Love it!!

                    By Caroline S.

                    from The Woodlands, TX.

                    About Me Novice

                    Comments about Manhasset M48 Symphony Music Stand:

                    I love it! Very sturdy.

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