The Strumstick is designed for non-players, and is delightfully easy to learn. The Strumstick was created by Bob McNally (designer of the Martin Backpacker Guitar) and has a perfect blend of ease and versatility. At HMT we also call them "travel dulcimers" - they are tuned the same as a lap/Appalachian dulcimer. The D-33 Strumstick (tuned DAD) is our most popular model. Besides being a foolproof instrument for beginners it is also an inspiring and creative tool for professional musicians (on stage and in the studio). Plays in numerous keys (by capo use or retuning) but is ridiculously easy for non players. Full instructions, chords and songs included. Handmade in USA, of all solid woods.
Gig bag is included!
This is the D-33 model with Spruce Top, our most popular Strumstick. This is our best selling Strumstick by far. The D is longer with a wider body than the G, is tuned lower, and has a fuller, richer tone. Spruce is the standard wood for soundboards for Guitar, Violin, Piano, and more, and makes a great sounding Strumstick. There is a high visual contrast between the white Spruce top and the red Padouk neck and sides, and you see white/red/white looking from the side.
• Padouk neck and body, Spruce top, Maple back
• 33" long, 5" wide, 1.25"deep.
• weight 14oz.
• 25 1/2" scale length
• Tuned D, A, D'
• Can retune for E, F, C, B, Bb, A (lower limit)