I really do have to agree with all the other 5 star reviews. This stand is very stable . The other thing that sets it apart is having the ability to change its geometry. By closing it a notch or 2 you can accommodate different shaped guitars. By placing your guitar in the 2 different notches you can custom fit PRETTY MUCH ANY GUITAR. It helps to hold a guitar stable because of its hefty weight and large surface areas both cradle and back support.I use one as an amp stand for my bedroom practice amp a Vox DA5. I have used and adjusted this to fit 335,tele, and strat guitars without any issues. Open it up all the way for larger diameter guitars and close it a notch or 2 for smaller or uneven (jag shape guitar's),use the different cradle notches to get the most stable fit for that particular guitar. I've bought more expensive light weight more portable stands but none of them are as versatile or stable as this one.