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Kukulele
10-18-2010, 04:37 AM
I have a black tenor Fluke w/ aquila's and gig bag. I would like to trade for a McNally Grand Strumstick. The Fluke has only been played about a dozen times and could still pass as brand new condition.

It was a toss-up for me which to buy. I went with the Fluke because my LMS had a few in stock. The fluke sounds great, but I have other ukes and I'm still very interested in trying a Grand Strumstick.

I'm at work right now and can post pics when I get home if anyone is interested.

provines
10-18-2010, 07:42 AM
I didn't know what a strumstick was so I looked it up. Here it is for the benefit of all the uuer's

http://www.strumstick.com/html_pages/Grand%20Strumstick.htm

mm stan
10-18-2010, 10:25 AM
I didn't know what a strumstick was so I looked it up. Here it is for the benefit of all the uuer's

http://www.strumstick.com/html_pages/Grand%20Strumstick.htm

The father of the Martin's backpacker ukulele...

edgar44
12-06-2010, 04:05 AM
Cool looking...very different. Do they sound emplty without 4 notes to a chord? I realize than most chords only need three notes anyway.

DaveVisi
12-06-2010, 04:15 AM
They sound (and play) very much like a mountain dulcimer. Some chord patterns are possible, but for the beginner you just finger the melody on the high string and let the other two act as drones. Due to the diatonic nature of the fret layout there are essentially no wrong notes.

mds725
12-07-2010, 07:53 PM
They sound (and play) very much like a mountain dulcimer. Some chord patterns are possible, but for the beginner you just finger the melody on the high string and let the other two act as drones. Due to the diatonic nature of the fret layout there are essentially no wrong notes.

Here's the guy who invented it playing one:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gFyJ8tTR_Hk&feature=related

There are also chromatic strumsticks (http://www.strumstick.com/html_pages/Chromatic%20Strumstick4Str.htm). They usually have four strings and tune like a baritone ukulele (DGBE). Here's what that one sounds like:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4WZFs_eB6hE&feature=related

hprop
12-08-2010, 09:57 AM
I've got a standard strum stick I'm willing to swap if it's not too late. If it's too late for the swap and you still got the strum stick hunger send me a message, maybe I can still help you.

Kukulele
12-22-2010, 02:56 AM
PM sent. Sorry, I haven't checked this thread in a while.

grekeal
01-05-2011, 05:01 AM
If this trade is still available, i have a Grand Strumstick. email me at gkallen63@gmail.com