The Grand Strumstick (with pickup) was designed to be a second Strumstick in a different pitch range, with a different sonority. The Grand plays the same way as the Standard, but is pitched lower. The Grand is more resonant and richer sounding. It is 33 inches long, 5 wide, and 1 deep. The woods are Padouk for the neck and body, Spruce for the soundboard, and Maple for the back.
The tuning is D A D, with the high D being the same note as the middle string of the basic Strumstick. The low D is the same note as a guitar 4th string. It can also be tuned down as low as G (an octave below the Standard Strumstick) or up as high as G' (same as the Standard Strumstick. Useable keys are G, G##, A, A##, B, C, C##, D, D##, E, F, F##, and G'. The frets are placed to give a diatonic scale, with an additional flatted seventh. Pitch range is 2 1/2 octaves. The primary key is D (also see The Instructions Area, Alternate Tunings) The Grand Strumstick comes with a Free instruction book and instruction CD.