Fun and easy to learn! TK O'Brien's Pickin' Stick is like a cross between
a guitar and mountain dulcimer. It is held like a guitar but constructed
like the dulcimer. It uses a play by numbers approach like the dulcimer
but the number system is "upside down" from that of the dulcimer.
It's tuned to DAD. Because it plays like the dulcimer and is tuned to
DAD, you can, with some easy adapting, use dulcimer tune books as a
music resource. It has a great sound!
This instrument is 31 1/2 inches long. The soundbox top, neck and back are bass wood. The fretboard is cherry. The soundhole is an
attractive laser cut Celtic Knot rosette insert. The tuning gears are
chrome with a closed gearbox. 3 strings, key of D. Made in U.S.
Karin Lyle playing "Oh! Susanna".
close-up of head
The pickin' stick comes with a strap, pick, instructional booklet with 12 familiar songs,
and case. The case (gig bag) is a black, padded nylon with shoulder strap and small pocket on the outside for holding picks.