Chapman NS Stick

Now you can tap, strum, pick, pluck, even play open strings, on one instrument.

Our 8-string stereo multi-mode instrument is a collaboration between Emmett Chapman (creator of the Stick) and Ned Steinberger (creator of the NS Double Bass, Bass Cello and many other instruments). Designed for optimized two-handed tapping, and conventional guitar and bass techniques, this instrument incorporates a number of ideas from both The Stick () and the Steinberger bass (knee rest and headless design), as well as some completely new ideas, like a patented

The bolt-on  is laminated bamboo or wenge, with our distinctive Stick rear bevel. The  is a choice of beautiful hardwoods with a “soft finish” so the player can really feel the wood, or an optional high gloss clear coat. Choose from natural wood colors or several penetrating dyes and stains. Additional charges for the dyes and clear coat apply.

Active EMG pickups
Four active EMG pickups, 2 for each set of 4 strings, can be routed in stereo or mono, and have active bass treble and volume controls.

Dimensions 40″ (101.6cm) x 10 1/2″ wide body (26.67cm) x 7/8″ neck (2.2cm)

Scale length 34″ (86.4cm)

String spacing at bridge 4 melody strings .450″ (11.43mm), 4 bass strings .590″ (14.98mm),

Group spacing .590″ (14.98mm)

String spacing at nut .310″ (7.87mm)

Neck width 3 5/8″ (9.2cm) at 24th fret and 2 1/2″ (6.35cm) at nut