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We have occasional one-of-a kind Strumsticks. Plus, as an avid musician, I come across great instruments that I have not made myself. 
This collection shows some cool items that I have selected personally. We are delighted to offer these Instruments to Strumstick fans.
At the moment we have the GoldTone Micro-Bass, some hand-picked Makai Ukuleles, the Martin/McNally Backpacker Guitar, Fancy Inlay Strumsticks, and Laser Designs
 
Designing a New Bridge
Designing a New Bridge

by Robert McNally October 12, 2017 3 Comments

I have wanted to design a bridge for the Strumstick (the little piece that holds the strings up over the soundboard) with more style to to it. Here I'll describe the process by which we arrived at a new bridge design that improves the sound of the instrument, looks really great with the Strumstick shape and is cost effective too.

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Grand Tour
Grand Tour

by Robert McNally September 13, 2017 6 Comments

In the spring of 2017, I had been accepted to a whole string of excellent shows across the country, a Grand Tour if you will. The shows were from April to July and this is the story of that tour.

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What About All Those Soundholes??
What About All Those Soundholes??

by Robert McNally January 29, 2017 2 Comments

If you ask people what the soundhole is for on a guitar (or a Strumstick), most people will say, "to let the sound out". A search of the web will yield answers like: "letting the vibrations from the strings fall into the body" to " spreading the soundwaves" and "it acts like a speaker". All those answers, while technically incorrect, do dance around what people's experience suggests to them. You could say they are poetic answers. But what is really going on?

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Making a Valentine Song for your Sweetie!
Making a Valentine Song for your Sweetie!

by Robert McNally January 25, 2017

There are few things more heart-warming and romantic than making a song for someone you love. Music is evocative, intangible, and a little risky, just like love is. In this article, we are going to show you how you can make sweet little melodies, a musical treat for someone you love. 

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