A "Grade A" Factory Second folder will have small flaws that don't allow it to pass quality control. It might relate to closed alignment, a scratch, a stitching issue or some issue with the cover material, but should not be visible to the audience at a choir concert, and saving 25% on these should be considered a very good value.
This model has 1.5" diameter rings which are really quite large and result in a wider spine.
The Choir RingBinder format is the best music folder solution for choral singers, directors, or conductors who mainly use hole-punched sheet music. It's also compatible with magazine holders / octavo holders, which can fit into the rings and allow larger scores and sheet music that is not hole-punched, to be used at the same time, placed exactly where you want in your concert order.
Much like our other folders, the Choir RingBinder with Two Expanding Pockets is durable, lightweight, and ergonomic. It features a bottom strap that can be unbuttoned on one side, so that the folder can lay flat when you need it to, and attached for singing, with less hand stress, because your music is held open at the right angle without the need to squeeze your fingers and palm against the cover.
A set of oversize 1.5" rings is solidly mounted within the folder, and opens with the push of a single button near the base, discreet and ergonomic. A snag-free ring interlock prevents paper from being caught during page turns, which is important during recording sessions so that your page turns aren't heard.The outside attached base strap provides more room inside the folder itself, prevents page turns from scraping, and functions as a bookmark when impromptu bows occur during concerts, so you can return immediately to your next song with no paper fumbling.
The comfortable hand strap at the back of the Choir RingBinder allows you to hold it securely with one hand, and there is no token grain pattern - rather, the deeply-textured leatherette helps to dissipate the perspiration that may occur under hot stage lighting, for a very comfortable feel even when held for many consecutive hours.
Store additional music in a side-expanding pockets at left and right. All folders come with two pencil holders, a name card pocket and name card, and they hold US Letter and A4 and all common sizes of music with ease. As the Choir RingBinder only has a single booster tab at its bottom, slightly taller European A4 size music that has been punched in the 3-hole style common to North America, will not bunch up against a booster tab at the top and get scrunched.
Dimensions (Width x Height): (10.1 x 12.7 )in. or (257 x 322)mm
Weight: 13 oz. (370g)
two pencil holders
cross strap at base
detachable so the folder can be opened flat
angles in when closed to become a bookmark
durable, lightweight black leatherette
solidly mounted 1\"\" rings with snag-free closure for silent page turns, and one-touch tab to open
business card pocket with name card
expandable pocket on right; clear pocket on left
holds all common North American and International paper sizes
hand strap at back