A 10- or 12-stringed fretted instrument in the guitar family.
The Chapman Stick is a one-piece instrument with no discernible body. The neck is the entire body, therefore it resembles a stick.
The Chapman Stick is played solely with the tapping or two-handed tapping or double-handed tapping technique, in which each hand plays lines and melodies independently.
The Chapman Stick has a unique tuning which offers a range extending lower than a bass guitar and to about the same high pitch as an electric guitar.
Moron #1: Hey, what's that thing the bass player's got?
Moron #2: You moron, haven't you ever seen a dulcimer before?
Educated fool with money on his mind: You guys, it's called a Chapman Stick. He's tapping it up!
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