Welcome to Stick Enterprises. Our designs are based on
the revolutionary Free Hands two-handed tapping method
discovered by Emmett Chapman on guitar in 1969 and taught since then
to players around the world. With Emmett's method, both of your hands are equal partners.
As they approach the fretboard from opposite sides, your fingers line up
parallel to the frets and a powerful new musical language emerges - bass lines,
lead melodies, chords, and rhythm, simultaneously, and in any combination you desire.
Today thousands of musicians are making their own music with our Stick,
Grand Stick, Stick Bass, Stick Guitar and NS/Stick fretboard tapping instruments.
Emmett continues to expand on his original concepts by adding to the
variety of Stick models, features and tunings - defining the state of
the art in tapping instruments.
The Stick comes from the guitar and bass, but its playing method shares
roots with keyboards and drums as well, placing all of these musical
voices in the hands of one musician. The Stick is unique, expansive,
versatile, like each of its players; a blank slate upon which to
"tap your potential."
10-string 36"-scale. in hardwoods and bamboo
10-string 34"-scale integrated fret and beam structure.
12-string 36"-scale in hardwoods and bamboo
8-string 36"scale in hardwoods and bamboo
8-string "multi-mode" instrument with 4 active EMG pickups
12-string guitar scale in hardwoods and bamboo
10-string 36"-scale in hardwoods and bamboo
10-string 36" scale with wider string spacing.
10-string guitar scale in hardwoods and bamboo
PASV-4™ full-range Villex pickups with filtering
Villex stereo/mono pickup module for the Railboard®