Manhasset Music Stands was created in 1935 when one man, Otto Lagervall, became frustrated with the quality of available music stands. It is a common story. One person assesses the available landscape of a product or a service and says, "I can do better." Today Manhasset is one of the leading suppliers of music stands to school systems, and professional and amateur musicians all over the world. They are an employee-owned company, a fact that is reflected in the care and pride that is taken in all of Manhasset's products. Their reputation is stellar and they preserve it fiercely. Manhasset has expanded into other music accessories, including microphone stands, instrument stands, music lamps, storage carts, acoustic shields, and more. They are careful to preserve their quality standards across their growing product line.