Guitar manufacturers employ differing types of finishes and finishing techniques. Please refer to your owner's manual for information regarding proper storage of your instrument. Grab the Comfort Grip and raise or lower the stand to the desired height. A locking pin prevents slipping and provides solid and stable support for even your heaviest instruments.The Folding Back Rest flips down to support your instrument. Angle it up to adjust the position of your instrument and fold it up all the way for packing and stowing. Specially Formulated Foam rubber is used on all the contact points between the stand and your instrument.