The stand was folded to its small storage size inside the box. Once I removed it from the box the stand was very easily adjusted to fit the size that we needed for my sons acoustic guitar. This music stand is exceptionally sturdy, I was really impressed with how light weight it was while still being extremely sturdy and well made.
It is made with an aluminum alloy steal and a very sturdy plastic material. There are silicone rubber grips where the musical instrument rests on the bottom of the stand and also where it rests on the back to prevent scratching of your musical instrument. There are also silicone rubber foot grips to prevent this stand from slipping across slippery floors or other surfaces.