Chapman Stick Lap Bars

(Varieties from our 5th production run August 2022)

For players of the Chapman Stick. A Lap Bar can make lengthy rehearsing and performing more comfortable in a seated position. The Lap Bar lies flat on each thigh while the Stick’s belt hook straddles the thin, middle section.

Brian Baggett on Lap Bar use and advantages: “I made one for myself around 2018. I started feeling slight pain in my lower back due to wearing an external belt for Stick playing. The Lap Bar puts the instrument’s light weight on your thighs instead of pulling a belt down your lower back.”

Each Lap Bar is made with a triple laminate of hardwood and measure at 50×4.2×1.8 cm (19.5x2x.75 in). And each feature decorative end pieces in Brian Baggett’s signature mosaic designs (no two are alike).

$135 Canadian Dollars each, plus $30 shipping to Canada, $35 to the US, or $50 shipping world wide.

Current Lap Bar inventory.

Walnut with Padauk. Decorative pieces of locally harvested Burled Maple, Manitoba Maple, Yellow Tarara, Mahogany, and Wenge

Padauk with Maple

Purple Heart with Walnut

Testimonials:

Hi Brian, I have now done some longer practice sessions with the lap bar and have already gotten used to it. The playing position is only minimally different than usual and really relaxed. Thanks again and the lap bar is really beautiful and absolutely unique.” – A. Kaeding (Germany) 

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Got my wonderful LapBar from Brian Baggett a few weeks back! Not only is it functional, it’s a piece of art by itself! Thank you Brian for this awesome piece!!” – R. Mukerji (Maryland, USA)

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Thank you, Brian. I received this beautiful piece of art. And it’s really comfortable to play the Stick with this. I love it!” – T. Kuwahara (Japan)

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Dear Brian, the Lap Bar is fantastic!” – O. Mannel (Switzerland)

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Hello Brian, Your Lap Bar arrived at my house without any problem. It’s really a beautiful object. I hope to make beautiful music with it. It has already found its place on my Stick. Thanks again and good luck. Best regards.” – O. Chabasse (France)

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Boy, Brian, I have to say, honestly, the lap bar is one of the most beautiful man-made objects I have ever held in my hands.  Seriously!  An absolutely stunning choice and marriage of woods, all beautifully assembled into a work of art!  Thank you Thank you!” – B. Farmer (Michigan, USA)

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Thank you Thierry Carpentier (France) for this entertaining Lap Bar video!

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…ordered a Lap Bar and a wooden tea box from Brian awhile back. That guy is totally amazing at what he does. A true artist and a very friendly human being….. I was beyond impressed!” – J. Hellman (Sweden)

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Just a note to advise that the lap bar arrived today in excellent condition and very much exceeds my expectations.  It’s a stunning piece of craftsmanship and I will be very proud to use it going forward.  Thank you so much for what you put into the creation of these – they are truly unique and special.” – B. Pittock (New Jersey USA)

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Hi Brian, thanks for this beautiful lap bar walnut/maple! Yesterday (it) arrived here. Works very well for me; free hands while sitting.” – T. Ulrich (Switzerland)

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A piece of art made by (a) stick player for stick players.” – B. Bar Levy (Israel)

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It looks like a rare combination of beauty and functionality, just like the Stick!” – R. Wilde (Utah USA)

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Hello Brian, I just picked up the lap bar from the post office. Thank you very much! It’s a thing of beauty! It’s so nice to look at the depth of the wood grain and the different colours. But now I have a problem: My Stick looks so dirty on it, now I’ll need to clean it! (Luckily new strings arena the way, so I will be able to do that soon.) I’m looking forward to trying it out in practice tomorrow when I’ll be using it in rehearsal for several hours.” – J. Korn (Germany)

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I received the bar about 10 days ago and have been using it since. It works very nicely with my 12 string grand stick and is equally beautiful…the lap bar is lovely. Good work and I look forward to perusing your upcoming models on the site.All the best” – C. Jones (France)

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(The Lap Bar)…it’s considerably more comfortable than the belt method.” – A. Grumelli (Italy)

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from J Castella (Spain)