The GS6000 is designed for small stringed instruments like ukulele, mandolin, dulcimer, and violin. Full size stands are simply too large for many folk and travel instruments, and their weight often exceeds that of the instruments themselves. At only 8.5″ x 3.5″ when folded, the GS6000B easily fits into backpacks and gig bags, and weighing only .25lbs, it preserves the unique portability of these instruments. Silicone padding at all the contact points protects instrument finishes and provides a slip-free cradle. Rigid plastic construction keeps weight down while a proven A-frame design ensures stability. Compact and supremely portable, the GS6000 is the ideal folk instrument stand.