playing a rosewood Alto Stick
with ACTV-2 pickup
A new model based on our 10-string Stick design, this 26.5-inch scale
22-fret tapping instrument moves the bass range up into guitar
territory, and gives the player easy access to high melody in the
The Alto Stick features the same hardware, wood and inlay options as
our other Stick models, including the Flaps™ dual nut system,
patented dual-action rear adjustable truss rod and fully intonatable
and adjustable bridge. All of our active and passive pickup options
are also available.
Any tuning combination is possible with two combinations related to
our Stick tunings: (1) Alto tuning, which is an octave higher than
Matched Reciprocal on the bass side and a 4th higher on the melody
side, and (2) Extended Alto, which is one octave higher than the
Baritone Melody tuning on each side.
Perfect for anyone who wants to expand their Stick pallet into the
higher registers, or for small-handed and younger players who want to
get started in two-handed tapping.
Your basic order should include the instrument, a flight case, a stereo cable and an instruction book. For more information about Greg Howard's, Steve Adelson's Emmett Chapman's books see instructional materials.
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SPECIFICATIONS for 10-String Alto Stick™, all tunings:|
Dimensions: 36 1/4" (92.1cm) x 3 1/4" (8.3cm) x 1 3/4" (4.5cm)
Neck thickness 7/8" (2.2cm), scale length 26 1/2" (67.3cm)
String spacing .320" (8.13mm),
Group spacing .430" (10.92mm)
Average weight 5.6 lbs (2.54kg)
(weight depends on material and pickups)