Info from Manufacturer: The first series of guitar stands that deliver true innovation and musician-helpful features, the Genesis Series from Ultimate Support all offer a patented leg-locking system for stability, protective padding that won't inherently damage the finish on your guitar, and handy guitar pick storage slots. Whether you're looking for a quality stand for your acoustic, electric, or bass guitar, or even your favorite combo amp, there's a Genesis Series stand from Ultimate Support for you! GS-100 Product Breakdown: Hanging-style Security Yoke Height-adjustable Stable and Portable Friendly To Your Guitar's Finish Patented Leg Locking System Hanging-style Security Yoke Our unique hanging-style GS-100 guitar stand securely holds your guitar by the head stock while the body rests safely against velvet-like padded legs. A safety strap at the yoke provides extra protection. The GS-100 securely and safely holds guitars of all makes and styles! Height-adjustable The GS-100 is height adjustable so you can quickly adjust its height to accommodate nearly any acoustic guitar, electric guitar, banjo, or bass guitar. Mix and match the GS-100 with any of your favorite guitars - it holds them all perfectly! Stable and Portable All four GS Series guitar stands are incredibly compact and ready to follow you anywhere your next gig takes you. There are no parts to loose, because each stand is just one piece. The GS-1000, GS-100, and GS-200 all fold up into an extremely compact 3.5" x 21" size while the GS-55 is even shorter at just 3.5" x 14". Take your guitar stand with you wherever your guitar goes! Friendly To Your Guitar's Finish Did you know that most expensive guitars use a nitrocellulose lacquer finish that requires special care? Because of the sensitivity of these finishes, our protective padding is a quality material surface that offers increased protection over standard surgical tubing, rubber, or foam found on other guitar stands (a high-quality case is recommended for long-term storage). Patented Leg Locking System Genesis Series guitar stands feature a unique, patented leg-locking mechanism. When setting up the stand, unlock and unfold the legs then lock in place for worry-free stability and strength. When finished with the gig, unlock the legs, fold, and lock for easy, compact portability. The ingenious leg lock eliminates what we like to call the "floppy leg syndrome" found with most all other guitar stands!