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Articles Posted by Stefan Huth

U8 Custom – Collaboration Project with Vuorensaku and Greuter Audio

This project is very special. Stefan met Saku Vuori of Vuorensaku guitars at the Guitar Summit in Mannheim. While having a whisky we recognized that a friend, luthier and Touch Guitar player Jaakko Peltonen is working for Saku. Such a surprise. So we decided to make an aged Touch Guitar since Saku is an expert

Tony Levin

Bass player Tony Levin is a living legend. His most notable bass playing albums and tours have been with: Peter Gabriel, King Crimson, John Lennon, Pink Floyd, Lou Reed, Alice Cooper, Buddy Rich, Peter Frampton, Gotye, Carly Simon, Judy Collins, Paula Cole, Chuck Mangione, Steven Wilson, James Taylor, Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe.  Solo albums: World

U10 – sunburst

Another U10. This is one for those vintage fans. This tobacco burst finish on an alder body is a classic so we also added a binding to the fretboard to match the classic look. What do you think?70s style U10 sounds crazy but it rocks. • alder body • high gloss finish • 3-piece maple

U10 – satin red

It seems that we set a trend with the satin red and black finishes. This is the first beautiful U10 with a custom 5th/4th tuning. Feels amazing. One of two satin red guitars we did in the last run. • swamp ash body • satin red finish • 3-piece maple neck with carbon rods and

U10 – salmon padauk

On this U10 custom the customer was open to try something special and he asked what kind of tops we have on stock. There was one last unique piece of salmon padauk. We used it on this amazing U10 build. This time Tommy from Gezeichneteslicht visited us at our office. He is responsible for all

U10 – cream white

This U10 shows another classic finish. Cream white. Such a beauty and again sth. for the vintage fans. • alder body • high gloss cream white finish • 3-piece maple neck with carbon rods • ebony fretboard with mother of pearl inlays • chrome hardware • Jim Dunlop Straplok system • Sperzel locking tuners •

U8 – turquoise nordstrand

Made as a matching color for the orange one. • alder body • turqoise high gloss finish • 3-piece maple neck • maple fretboard with black binding • black hardware • Jim Dunlop Straplok system • Touch Guitars® locking tuners • Norstrand pickup • Volume / Tone • passive electronics • Tuning: Bb F C

U8 – swamp ash natural

The customer asked “What is the most basic U8 you can do?” and here it is. Swamp ash, maple, ebony. A really classy natural look. • swamp ash body • natural satin finish • 3-piece maple neck with carbon rods• ebony fretboard with mother of pearl inlays • black hardware • Jim Dunlop Straplok system

U8 – swampash satin red

Another satin red Touch Guitar hanging on our office wall. This time it is a U8 with a stunning birdseye maple fretboard. We do so many red guitars that we always start to hear a common King Crimson tune in our heads when it is finished. • swamp ash body • satin red finish •

U8 – orange

What about some really colourful orange … do you like it? • alder body • orange high gloss finish • 3-piece maple neck with carbon rods and dark veneer• maple fretboard with black binding • black hardware • Jim Dunlop Straplok system • Touch Guitars® locking tuners • Touch Guitars® custom pickup • Volume /

U8 – greyburst padauk

This is a special guitar was initially planned as one of the rare stock instruments. Some months ago Jordan Rudess of Dream Theater wrote to us and told us that he wants to learn Touch Guitar so this one arrived at Jordans home some weeks ago. Currently he is doing solo piano shows and he

U8 – eye popular

This U8 was another special request. The customer said he has really big hands and needs a 34″ scale length guitar tuned E A D G C F A D. He does not want to tap just likes the clean sound and the size. So we did this U8 with a slightly higher string height

U8 Deluxe – Plumwood Maple Lefty

Why does this look weird? It is a beautiful lefty U8 Deluxe made for aNDREmu .He asked for a plumwood fretboard so we did matching pickups, too. Since all U8 Deluxe guitars are custom made and like all Touch Guitars build to order there is no additional charge for left handed models. Check out Andre’s

U8 – black korina

Black korina is such a beautiful wood. The customer asked for a natural finish and and cream binding. We love the grain of this body piece. This guitar will stay in Germany. Thanks to Martin Peitz for your support. • black korina body • natural high gloss finish • 3-piece maple neck with carbon rods

U8 – 3/8 fretless White Ebony

Can it get more special than this order?This 3/8 fretless U8 is so unique. Beside the gorgeous white ebony fretboard it has a very special pickup made by our friends at Cycfi Research Inc. . This pickup is full range which sounds strange at first since the sound is almost acoustic. The tone-block knobs on

T8 Greyburst Plumwood

Seems that beside red we stablished another classic with flamed maple tops coloured in grey burst. Always amazing to see how the horns of the T8 model blend into the body because of the shaping. This T8 is on its way to the UK. • cherry body • flamed maple top• grey burst finish •

S8 – walnut, flamed maple, plumwood greyburst

“Can you build everything crazy in one guitar?”We are so happy that Alexander Paul Dowerk came to us with this request. As one of the early players he is an undisputed master of the 8-string Touch Guitar and with Anchor and Burden he also recorded the first album with this instrument some days ago.What is

Andre Müller (aNDREmu)

André Müller, a.k.a. aNDREmu, was born in Switzerland and moved on to live and work in Vienna in 1997. He is a multi-instrumentalist (Chapman Stick, electric bass, piccolo bass, piano, guitar) and a composer. Today he focuses mainly on the rather “exotic” Touch Guitar. As a virtuoso player, aNDREmu is exploring the full sonic range

Oscar Robles Diaz

Born and raised in Mexico City, Oscar Robles is a versatile multi-instrumentalist and music educator. He began on the acoustic guitar at a young age and went on to study classical guitar at Mexico’s National Autonomous University (UNAM). As a teenager, Oscar resided in California for a brief stint, and it was there that he

T8 – Walnut, korina, purple heart

• black korina body with flamed walnut top • satin finish • 3-piece korina/purple heart/korina neck • purple heart fretboard with abalone inlays • black hardware • Jim Dunlop Straplok system • Touch Guitars® locking tuners • Custom Touch Guitars® pickups in walnut • Volume / 5-way switch / tone for each pickup • passive

U8 – padauk, kaya mahogany

Made by Jaakko Peltonen at the Vuorensaku workshop (https://www.vuorensaku.fi) • kaya mahogany body • 2-piece flamed maple neck • rocklite fretboard • black hardware • Jim Dunlop Straplok system • Sperzel SBC locking tuners • Delano SBC HE/S pickup • passive electronics Tuning: Bb F C G D A C D

U8 Deluxe – transparent red birch

This U8 Deluxe is completely made out of local wood. We had this beautiful unique birch on stock and it turned out to look just amazing with the red finish. This one now lives in Australia. • birch body in transparent red • 3-piece maple/walnut/maple neck • walnut fretboard with mother of pearl inlays •

U8 Deluxe – charcoal burst

It’s been a long time ago since we did a U8 Deluxe model. This was the initial design Markus and Ed Reynolds came up with in 2008. Still one of the coolest models we are offering and this beauty absolutely kills it. • western red cedar body • flamed maple top in charcoal burst •

Blog: January 2022

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