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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...Read More

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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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ManhassetM48 Symphony Music Stand
 
4.7

(based on 69 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (55)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (11)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (0)

98%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Stable (41)
  • Holds items securely (30)
  • Portable (12)
  • Compact (9)
  • Durable (3)

Cons

  • Difficult to transport (7)
  • Heavy / bulky (3)

Best Uses

  • Home studio (36)
  • Performances (30)
  • Outdoor events / games (17)
  • Professional recording (12)
  • Amateur recording (11)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Experienced (25), Professional musician (12), Novice (11)

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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5.0

I would definitely buy another.

By Dave

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Manhasset M48 Symphony Music Stand:

I finally upgraded to a real music stand. This stand is light weight, sturdy and affordable. Don't waste your money buying any other stand.

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5.0

Very sturdy and easy to assemble!

By Alice

from Venice, FL

About Me Experienced

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Holds Items Securely
  • Stable

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Home Studio

    Comments about Manhasset M48 Symphony Music Stand:

    I had two old style stainless steel music stands, the kind that fold up and have extension levers. When I put my music books and my phone (as a timer) on them, the legs always collapsed. This Manhasset stand is solid and sturdy and works perfectly for home practice. It arrived quickly (as all Musician's Friend items do) and was easy to assemble. My only con is that it does not lend itself to compact storage unless you take out screws, so is probably not good for someone who needs to travel with it. For my purposes, perfect!

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    4.0

    Very nice

    By Cellist

    from Mount Vernon Ohio

    Verified Buyer

    Comments about Manhasset M48 Symphony Music Stand:

    I like this stand

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    5.0

    Sturdy stand

    By rpl0264

    from Chicago, IL

    About Me Experienced

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Holds Items Securely
    • Stable

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Performances
      • Professional Recording

      Comments about Manhasset M48 Symphony Music Stand:

      Excellent stand. Sturdy. Keeps sheets in place.

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      5.0

      This is one top notch music stand

      By Me play strings

      from Illinois

      About Me Professional Musician

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Events
          • Home Studio
          • Performances

          Comments about Manhasset M48 Symphony Music Stand:

          This stand/stands (we have more than one) are at home, on the road and in our studios.

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          4.0

          A sturdy Stand

          By Cordelia, CDA

          from Amherst, NY

          About Me Novice

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Holds Items Securely
          • Stable

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Home Studio

            Comments about Manhasset M48 Symphony Music Stand:

            A stay at home music stand, sturdy enough for those heavy music books.

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            5.0

            Great Music Stand.

            By Dennis

            from Santa Cruz, CA

            About Me Professional Musician

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Stable

            Cons

            • Bulky

            Best Uses

            • Events
            • Performances

            Comments about Manhasset M48 Symphony Music Stand:

            This music stand is just as I remembered it in school. It is lightweight, easy to adjust, and durable. I just wish the attachment bracket for the table was still made of metal...hope parts are available if it breaks.

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            5.0

            Nice, solid music stand

            By Cindy

            from Oxford, OH

            About Me Experienced

            Pros

            • Holds Items Securely
            • Stable

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Home Studio

              Comments about Manhasset M48 Symphony Music Stand:

              Purchased for a beginning flute student as the lightweight portable one we had was frustrating due to it collapsing when she went to turn pages. Works well for what it is used for. Also purchased the foot covers to protect my carpet.

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              5.0

              Best way to go!

              By Rod

              from Huntsville, TX (Outside the Walls)

              About Me Professional Musician

              Pros

              • Holds Items Securely
              • Stable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Events
                • Home Studio
                • Performances
                • Professional Recording

                Comments about Manhasset M48 Symphony Music Stand:

                A time-tested product that has been a front-runner for decades.

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                5.0

                Solid

                By bob

                from undisclosed

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Holds Items Securely
                • Stable
                • Sturdy Wide Folder Stand

                Cons

                • Difficult To Transport
                • Not Very Portable

                Best Uses

                • Home Studio
                • Jamming
                • Performances

                Comments about Manhasset M48 Symphony Music Stand:

                Best used in a studio setting

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