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Chapman Stick

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"Touchboard" instrument with slender body constructed from seven laminations of satine wood, terminating in pointed headstock. Twenty-four fret rods of stainless steel and five circular fret markers of iridescent paua shell. Adjustable square-section truss rod of stainless steel. "Nut" comprised...

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Inscription

Marked on oval plate on headstock: Stick / fretboard tapping / instruments / TOUCHBOARD PRODUCTS / MADE IN U.S.A. BY / STICK ENTERPRISES, INC. / LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA / …; stamped on headstock: 1633

Provenance

2000, sold by the maker to the MFA. (Accession Date: March 22, 2000)

Credit Line

Museum purchase with funds donated by Bradford M. and Dorothea R. Endicott

Copyright

"Stick" is a federally registered trademark of Stick Enterprises and is used with permission.

2000

Object Place

Woodland Hills, California, United States

Dimensions

Length 110.5 cm, width 8.3 cm, depth 4.3 cm (Length 43 1/2 in., width 3 1/4 in., depth 1 11/16 in.)

Accession Number

2000.581

Medium or Technique

Satine wood, paua shell

Collections

Musical Instruments

Classifications

Musical instruments, Chordophones