NS Stick 8st.
The 8-string stereo multi-mode instrument is a collaboration between Emmett Chapman (creator of the Stick) and Ned Steinberger (creator of the NS Double Bass, Bass Cello and many other instruments). Designed for optimized two-handed tapping, and conventional guitar and bass techniques, this instrument incorporates a number of ideas from both The Stick (Rails®, tapping frets) and the Steinberger bass (knee rest and headless design), as well as some completely new ideas, like a patented retractable damper, and unique side-saddle bridge and nut height adjustment screws.
This version includes a limited run graphite composite neck and phenolic fingerboard, as well as a Roland GK-3 MIDI pickup system. Pretty much a limitless instrument.
WEIGHT: 8 lbs. 12 ozs.
SERIAL #: EHC 70327
NUT WIDTH: 2 1/2"
SPACING: Melody Strings 11.43 mm/ Bass Strings 14.98 mm
COLOR: Satin Natural
BODY/NECK/FINGERBOARD: Walnut/ Graphite Composite/ Phenolic
PICKUPS/ELECTRONICS: Four active EMG pickups, 2 for each set of 4 strings, can be routed in stereo or mono/ Active Bass, Treble, Volume/ Roland GK-3 Midi System
CASE: Gig Bag and ATA Flight Case