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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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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


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


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


Object Place

Woodland Hills, California, United States


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.)

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Medium or Technique

Satine wood, paua shell


Musical Instruments


Musical instruments, Chordophones