Jaanus Lee Damsgard is a Minneapolis based collaborative musician, playing live in the Midwest intermittently since 1992. Returning to music in the early 2000’s with a fascination for extended range touch style instruments, the U8 Deluxe became the natural choice for it’s wide range and great sound throughout. www.soundcloud.com/jaanuslee www.glean.bandcamp.com
Victor Vos is a musician from Haarlem, The Netherlands. Although mostly known for his fretless bassplaying in, for instance, Yoghurt and Cityzap, in recent years he has applied himself specifically to fullrange tapguitar.
New model AU8 Deluxe for public release in 2015. Top of the line hand-made hollow-body touch guitar with magnetic and piezo pickups and custom electronics, bridge and tailpiece. Stay tuned for details and ordering info. Local Austrian woods used for the instrument pictured: walnut (body), spruce (arched top), maple (3-piece neck), plumwood (fretboard and headstock
Matt Tate is a Chicago-based musician of 25 years and principally self-taught. Pavlov(3)’s debut album, “Curvature-Induced Symmetry, Breaking…” is his recording debut with the U8 Deluxe Touch Guitar.” www.Pavlov3.com
Cédric Theys is a French musician and producer currently living in Austin TX. After playing bass and guitar for close to 20 years, he started using the touch guitar exclusively in the last few years, for soundscapes, experimental & progressive electronic rock. He uses the instrument with guitar and bass techniques as well as touch
released 01 February 2015 | ‘Oktan’ marks the second solo release by Chris Herb, with a deeper exploration in working with a physical instrument–an 8 string touch guitar–in creating essentially electronic dance music.
SMN1412 | released 21 October 2014 | To wrap up the first 5 years of the band’s existence, Stick Men release a special 2-disc “Anthology” that covers the ‘best of’ the existing release, plus a whole new disc of their totally unique style of experimental rock improv.