Comes with an adjustable cord strap. Want a little more color? See our ColorUp Straps!
Our most popular Strumstick, the D-33 with Spruce Top is our best selling Strumstick by far. There are other wood options listed here too.
See more details about other wood options for the D-33
The D is longer with a wider body than the G, is tuned lower, and has a fuller, richer tone. Spruce is the standard wood for soundboards for Guitar, Violin, Piano, and more, and makes a great sounding Strumstick. There is a high visual contrast between the white Spruce top and the red Padouk neck and sides, and you see white/red/white looking from the side.
See Video Comparing D and G below ⬇
"I bought a D strumstick a year ago and I’ve had so much fun with it. I love music and singing but had always been frustrated in playing any instrument until I got my stick. Now I can play “Old McDonald” as well as songs by Coldplay and just have the time of my life! Some people pay shrinks a lot of money for therapy but this does the trick for me. I can feel blue, overworked, tired, sad, even happy or any range of human emotions but my stick always sets me right. A few strums on the twangy thang and everything’s alright. Thank you for coming up with what I call my “joy stick.”
The Strumstick is designed for non-players, and is delightfully easy to learn.
The Strumstick was created by Bob McNally (designer of the Martin Backpacker Guitar) and has a perfect blend of ease and versatility. The D-33 Strumstick (tuned DAD) is our most popular model. Besides being a foolproof instrument for beginners it is also an inspiring and creative tool for professional musicians (on stage and in the studio). Plays in numerous keys (by capo use or retuning) but is ridiculously easy for non players. Full instructions, chords and songs included. Handmade in USA, of all solid woods. The Strumstick is also available in key of G.
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Download is two pages, and you will Need 1 Roundhead Fastener (pictured) to assemble.
Or if you want it already assembled, it is $17, postage included.
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Do a Google search for “Song Title chords” (using title of your favorite song) and you’ll find a dozen versions. Enter “Song Title easy chords” and you’ll find a half dozen more. BUT they will be Guitar or Ukulele chords, not Strumstick chords.
The new Strumstick Chord Changer Wheel comes to the rescue!
This simple device shifts the chords from whatever Guitar key they are in to good old Key of D, the main Strumstick key.
It can also shift chords from D to G, for G Strumstick players. See what "Key" means below, if that word is unfamiliar.
The Chord Changer Wheel is FREE (download it, print on paper, cut out two pieces, put together.) or $17 assembled, postage included.
Basically, you find chords to a song. It’s in some funky key (it’s not in key of D) boo-hoo. You jot down the several chords in the song, rotate the wheel until you see those chords, and right opposite them are the Key of D Strumstick chord names. Pencil the Strumstick chords in, substituting for the original chords, and strum away, happy, happy!
For the Curious and Unafraid: What does Key mean?
Key means Team.
A bunch of baseball players make up a team.
Different teams have different names (Yankees, Red Sox...) but they have the same positions on the team (pitcher, catcher, etc.).
If you think “Team” when you read the word “Key”, that’s about it.
A team of notes (in certain positions called scales) makes a Key, and the Key gets its name from the first note of the team.
The notes in a Key (team) occupy different positions called scales.
The starting note of the scale gives its name to the scale (or team, or Key). There will also be certain chords most often used in each key. That's why we say "the chords for Key of E", or "the chords for Key of D"
• 36" long x 7" wide x 2.5" deep
• 5 lbs. weight
• 1/4" wall thickness
• Plush lined interior
• Sturdy Protection.
• Fits nicely in aircraft overhead.
• Not intended for Airline Baggage Systems
To Use the Flip Capo:
There is a long arm and a short arm; either arm can be up (Flip!). We suggest longer arm up. Position top arm over strings (just behind fret) and tighten thumbscrew firmly but don't overdo it.
Strumstick Keys with Capo:
A capo is a device (familiar to guitar players) which clamps all the strings at a particular fret, changing their pitch. With guitar, the capo simply changes the key. With the Strumstick, the capo changes the key, but also changes the type of musical scale you get.
Without Capo, key of G Major
Capo at 1st fret gives key of A minor
Capo at 2nd fret gives a Bluesy scale in B
Capo 3rd fret gives C Major
Capo 4th fret gives D minor or D Major
Without Capo, key of D Major
Capo at 1st fret gives key of E minor
Capo at 2nd fret gives a Bluesy scale in F#
Capo 3rd fret gives G Major.
Capo 4th fret gives A minor or A Major
Why does the capo change the scale as well as the pitch? The Strumstick frets are designed to give a diatonic (major) scale. The scale is a pattern of whole steps and half steps. If you capo at the first fret, you raise all the strings (by a whole tone) but you also change the pattern of frets to a different scale. Each fret you place the capo at gives a different type of scale.
Tuning the Strumstick higher or lower will give even more keys.
Keep in mind that the extra fret (fret number 6, the flatted seventh) may please or annoy you, depending on which fret you are capoed at. If that fret does not sound good, skip it when playing.