I bought this for my son who plays double bass and electric bass. His Harley Benton short scale bass sits perfectly and securely on the stand-side of the stool (a full scale guitar would too). For the money and quality you cannot fault this product. We got this stool for using in the house but I'm sure it wouldbe durable enough for gigs. It folds up to a very small package - ideal for transporting. Overall highly recommended. Looks like it should cost A LOT more than it did.