Welcome to guitarist/composer Neil Haverstick’s web site.  Haverstick is known for composing in microtonal tunings of 19, 22, 31, 34, and 36 tones to the octave, as well as exploring fretless guitar with pure tunings from the Harmonic Series.  He has 10 CD’s available, and has written 2 music theory books, as well as articles for Guitar Player, Downbeat and Cadence magazines.

Besides being the website for Stickman, there are articles about tuning related matters, written by top musicians/theorists in various fields.  Additionally, there are links to other interesting tuning related sites, as well as Stick’s favorite folks.  If you have an idea for a link, or have written something on tunings, send a post, we’ll check it out.

Neil Haverstick aka Stickman

Stickman with 19 and 36 tone guitars

Stickman at the 2013 Euromicrofest in Freiburg Germany, May 11, 2013

Stickman at the 2013 Euromicrofest in Freiburg Germany, May 11, 2013

Neil Haverstick playing his OudNeil playing the Oud

This is Bob Lohr, longtime player with Chuck Berry, and many other blues greats and Neil Haverstick.

This is Bob Lohr, longtime keyboard player with Chuck Berry and many other blues greats, with Haverstick and Ernie Crews

Foxy B, head of quality control at Del Toro Guitars..Foxy B, head of quality control at Del Toro Guitars…

Neil Haverstick endorses Seymour Duncan Stickman endorses Seymour Duncan pickups

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by Mike Keefe, winner of the 2011 Pulitzer Prize for political cartoons