(Model G-29) This is the original Strumstick design. The primary key is G, also tunable down as low as D or up to A. Useable keys are D, D#, E, F, F#, G, G#, and A. See also Alternate Tunings in the Players Area. We also make a larger Strumstick pitched lower (the D Strumstick).
The G strumstick is 29 1/2 long by 4 wide by 1 deep. The body and neck are Padouk (a rich red hardwood from Africa), the soundboard is Spruce, and the back is Maple. The tuning is G D G (one octave higher). The lower G is the same note as the guitar third string. The frets are placed to give a diatonic scale, with an additional flatted seventh. Pitch range is 2 1/2 octaves. The Strumstick has it's own unique sound, bright, clear, and snappy. See the Sounds Page for samples. People say it reminds them of a blend of banjo, dulcimer, and mandolin. The strings are loop end (banjo or mandolin), .023 wound, .014 plain, .010 plain (see Accessories). Includes a free instruction book and instruction CD. Case available (see Accessories).
To hear the G Strumstick:
• G Basic Sample
• G Fancier Sample
• G Fingerpicking
• D Strumstick for comparison
If player not visible, download the file GClip1 Here.