Chapman Stick / 10 String (serial 309) / 1976 / Natural Wood / Stringed Instrument For Sale

Greetings from Stockholm,

I am selling my Chapman Stick, 10 string (Classic tuning), serial 309 (est. manufacture 1976). I purchased it in London, from a previous owner in 2017 with the hope of learning, but I have only practiced a few times, while the bass took over.  

Please see the photos and do not hesitate to contact me with any questions!


This Stick comes with:

- an original, sturdy flight case (including the key),
- an original truss rod adjustment tool,
- an original neck strap that connects to the headstock,
- a dual mono to stereo 1/4 inch jack cable,
- two extra sets of strings, one from Stick Enterprises, one from a generic supplier(missing one 1st string, see below for details).


- I communicated via email with Greg Howard at Stick Enterprises about the instrument, they confirmed from the serial number (309) that the strings for it should be for the "Classic Tuning" configuration, although some variation is possible if you discuss further with them about appropriate strings for this model. (Fun fact, I have tuned the two sets of five strings a half step up and down / apart without experiencing trouble).
- I have set up the instrument as best as I can for intonation and action, although it will likely need readjustment by the next player. The neck has a slight natural bow due to current truss rod setting, but is otherwise even across the neckwise plane.
- The pickup electronics work perfectly and ring with their trademark deeply satisfying tight bass tone, although one may replace the entire pickup module with a new one from Stick Enterprises.
- in general, I take great care of my instruments, but this one has been in its case for 99.9% of the last 5 years, and I can barely play it. It will likely therefore need some retuning and setting up, considering its lack of use and its age!


- Two of the ten screws on the tips of the tuning heads have rust damage and signs of scratching (see photos), however this is barely noticeable, and they function perfectly.
- There are two very minor marks, perhaps bumps or scratches, on the underside in two places (see photos). These take a close inspection to see with the naked eye and are barely perceptible.
- Most of the small adjustment screws within the pickup module have rusted (this was already the case when I bought it 5 years ago - see photos), however they can turn and so they work correctly to raise or lower the pickups to the strings (the intended function).


- I have strung the instrument with a new set of original strings from Stick Enterprises, which have been used for about 4 hours in total play time.
- Comes with extra complete original set, as I bought two (see photos).
- Comes with generic set from Newtone strings in the UK who make their own strings for this instrument, although the 1st string is missing from that set of ten.


- I am seeking a buyer who can collect in person. If you are not in Sweden, but are interested and can suggest a safe way to ship the instrument to you, and are willing to cover shipping and insurance costs, I am happy to discuss options you may suggest.


- can be arranged through website and in person.


All the best, Ami.


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