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pledged of $90,000pledged of $90,000 goal
17
backers
0seconds to go
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Tue, July 12 2016 3:24 PM UTC +00:00

About

SENSTAND is a versatile, portable, multi function tool designed to save musicians time, space, weight and effort; serving many functions simultaneously or individually. Senstand consists of up to 15 parts that can be combined in many ways.

New Support Level! 

  • The Music Stand
    Get just the music stand.  As seen directly below.
    You will get everything you need for music stand functionality!
    Compare senstand with a good wood music stand on the points of design, portability, expandability and price. If we compare favorably come back and show us your support. 
    Can be upgraded to a full kit later.

 

You can use it standing, sitting, set low leaving a clear line of sight to your audience or even on a tabletop or counter to hold books, tablets or recipes!

New Support Level!

  • The Instrument Stand
    Get just the instrument stand for up to two instruments.
    You will get everything you see in the "as an instrument stand" section except the hook for the third instrument. ​
    Can be upgraded to a full kit later.

 

 

Its adjustable height will support anything from a violin to a cello! 
For up to three instruments with cushioned contact points for protection.

 

 

 

 

Senstand dispels the myth that Lightweight is unstable.
Senstand's patented tripod and tensioner combination provide stability with lightweight materials.
With a little practice you can assemble a complete senstand with all of its functions in about 90 seconds.

 

 

The tri-functional retaining arm (iPad/Tablet holder, page retainer, instrument separator) is padded to ensure a soft point of contact for all of your equipment.

The multi function beverage holder has a support arm to hold all types of containers.
It also does double duty as an instrument holder (see instruments stand animation above)​.

 

 

 

Made from a combination of high quality leather and 100% cotton fabric.
Available in Midnight or Tobacco tones. 
Additional space for books, sheet music, notebooks, and other small accessories. 
Can be used for many other purposes. 
Detachable leather strap that doubles as a Guitar/Bass Strap.

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Comments:  

"This is a stunning invention and leaves all other music stands by the wayside"
Sophie Garner, singer, UK  

"This is the Ferrari of stands"
Joao F., drummer, UK  

"It's still just a Kickstarter program, but if this thing gets founded, it will be a huge hit. Say hello to Senstand, the world's more versatile music stand "
Alan Cross for A Journal of musical things.

 

 

Planned features:

  • A cable guide to hide that messy serpent coiling around the mic arm. 
  • A movement mechanism that allows effortless adjustments with no nuts and bolts to fiddle with. 
  • Offers 4 degrees of movement (in/out, up/down, left/right, & rotation).
  • An optional accessory kit that will allow the microphone arm to be used from a wall or desk mount.

Planned features:

  • Runs on Rechargeable batteries or an AC power supply 
  • Can be used as a desk lamp with an optional base.

 

 

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This project started with a vision, at a show, of a simple change and has blossomed into what you see above. We, here, share a vision of a new way to help musicians work. The music/instrument stand industry has stagnated and hit a dead end. We are embarked on this new path because we believe that there is a better way. If you see, as we see, then please join us in manifesting this vision and making it real.

In this campaign we are asking for your support. That is obvious or we would not have gone to the effort of creating this kickstarter project. There is something we feel strongly about though: your support is important even if you do not buy a Senstand.
If you just share this project because you think it is ‘cool’ or ‘awesome’: that is support. Your sharing could mean the difference between success and failure. So ‘yes’: we want you to buy a senstand if you think it ‘most excellent’ but even if you don’t need a senstand your sharing and comments are important to us. And if you buy  one it will be a numbered ‘Visionary Edition Senstand’ that will only be produced for the financial backers of this campaign.
Thank you all for your support both spiritual and financial.

Senstand combines the latest German woodworking technologies along with caring, detailed, skilled, manual labor. Our European master craftsman has a unique background: he is an optician, photographer and carpenter in a country with a millennia old tradition in woodworking. 

 

 

Senstand is made from a solid material: there are no veneers or special coatings. Cleaning and refreshing the finish is as a simple as wiping with a bit of linseed oil (available in most hardware stores) which also eases assembly. Since senstand is constructed of a wood/resin composite small scratches can be touched up in the same fashion as cleaning. If you prefer a glossy finish polish with carnauba wax.

 

Risks and challenges

Risks & Mitigation Strategies
As anyone that has worked on a large project can tell you there are always unexpected road blocks and novel problems not seen during the design and prototyping stage. This project is no different. While we have worked, for years, on smoothing out the kinks of the design we are absolutely aware that going from one off prototypes to continuous production presents new challenges. Simple things like the logistics of storage and management of raw materials and finished product to the more subtle and complex issues of ensuring repeatability and maintaining quality.
With regards to the logistics of materials management and product movement we have consultants that have made their careers in things from process engineering to large scale, international retail distribution and supply chain management. We understand that moving hundreds of pieces is not even remotely similar to moving one. We are already planning and discussing tactics and strategies to deal with these issues well before we face them. Preparation is key.
Regarding the trickier problem of repeatability and quality control there are several aspects we see as key. First and foremost we will ensure that our craftspeople will be working in a dignified environment that respects and recognizes their humanity and are paid an above average wage for the work they do. A well cared for employee is our best ally.
We will begin by ramping up production slowly to ensure that we understand where the difficulties in the process emerge: from boredom leading to lack of attention to difficult setup and ineffective order of production. We will slowly increase the rate of production to the levels we need to meet our order volume, carefully analyzing each incremental increase to ensure repeatability and quality.
Although we will be using high-tech, modern equipment, in production, we understand that the skills must be passed on in an old world way. To ensure that our craftspeople understand the art of the senstand we will institute an apprenticeship program to bring new people on board.
If we are careful, if we care for our people, if we take pride and ensure that every person involved is able to grow and learn and work in humane space they will take pride in their workmanship and help us grow into a successful business.
We will not over commit. We will communicate. We will continue to take pride in our products and care for our customers. We will succeed because we are humble enough to ask for help and smart enough to listen.

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    Senstand Leather Guitar Strap (MSRP $99)
    A custom made senstand guitar strap with our logo embossed on the strap (color selection at survey time).
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    Senstand Desktop Edition (MSRP $129)
    A three piece kit that can be used on a desk or table to hold your sheet music, iPad or tablet (or Book!)
    Take a look at the iPAD/TABLET HOLDER in the campaign.
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    Senstand Music Stand Edition (MSRP $299)
    A kit that offers all of the music stand functions. It can be used standing, sitting, set low leaving a clear line of sight to your audience or even on a tabletop or counter to hold books, tablets or recipes!
    To be delivered starting in Oct 2016 with a maximum of 250 units per month.
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    Senstand Instrument Stand Edition (MSRP $299)
    A kit that offers the multiple instrument stand for up to two instruments.
    To be delivered starting in Oct 2016 with a maximum of 250 units per month.
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    Custom Senstand Leather/Cotton Carry Bag (MSRP $299).
    A custom Senstand shoulder bag made of premium leathers and 100% cotton fabric.
    With a leather carry strap designed to double as a guitar strap!
    Color selection at survey time.
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    A full Senstand kit (MSRP $599)
    SN: A0001 - A0250
    A complete multi function Senstand kit.
    Multi position music stand
    Instrument stand for up to 3 instruments
    Desk
    Shelf
    Beverage holder
    iPad/Tablet holder
    Plus $199 adds a custom leather/cotton carry bag (color selection at survey time).
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    A full Senstand kit (MSRP $599)
    SN: A0251 - A0500
    A complete multi function Senstand kit.
    Multi position music stand
    Instrument stand for up to 3 instruments
    Desk
    Shelf
    Beverage holder
    iPad/Tablet holder
    Plus $199 adds a custom leather/cotton carry bag (color selection at survey time).
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