U8 – open pores black swamp ash, flamed maple, wenge

Another black beauty is on its way to the USA. It somehow looks like a background to present this very cool maple fretboard. #u8 #touchguitars #madeineurope   • swamp ash body • satin black open opore finish • 3-piece wenge neck with carbon rods • flamed maple fretboard • black hardware • Jim Dunlop Straplok […]

U8 Deluxe – Paulownia, Padauk, Ebony

These days we rarely build the first model that Markus Reuter designed together with the amazing Ed Reynolds. It was time to build another one for a German customer. He asked for a padauk top. Usually we would say another guitar lacquered in red but this is the natural color of the wood with a […]

S8 – walnut, swamp ash, plumwood

This recently finished S8 just arrived in Australia. Walnut and plumwood is always cool but this turned out to look like it is tone in tone. Combined with this Lace Pickups Alumitones and the Tone Capsule from our friends at Darkglass Electronics it does not just feel amazing, it also sounds gorgeous. The body is […]

AU8 – cedar, koa, bog oak

Now sth. very special. This is the latest incarnation of the AU8.   This guitar features Cycfi Research Inc. multichannel pickups and an XR monophonic pickup combined with their tone block, which can kind of imitate other guitar pickups. This pickup system is enhanced by eight Graph Tech Guitar Labs piezo pickups. The volume of […]

Blog: new video “Guitar Innovation & Composition” with Warren Huart

Warren Huart is the owner of Spitfire Studio in Los Angeles, California, and runs a DIY YouTube Channel called “Produce Like a Pro”. A while ago Markus Reuter has been invited to his channel for an amazing interview including insights of King Crimson pieces and Markus’ production techniques.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XV7Cv1iY68U

Blog: Touch Guitars® at Gitarraviva

Finally Stefan Huth has been interviewed by our friend Carlos Asensio. He is hosting the biggest Spanish speaking Youtube channel with more than 4.1 million subscribers.  Watch his interview and don’t be scared most of it is in Englisch language ;-). Gitarraviva Channel: https://www.youtube.com/@guitarraviva https://youtu.be/pw_GSPui31M

Release: Stephan Thelen – Fractal Guitar 2

The making of this album, the successor to the first Fractal Guitar album, has been quite an adventure during quite a unique time in history. The journey started (although I didn’t know it at the time) on November 2, 2019 in Oakland, California, when Henry, Chris, Andy and I were recording tracks at MegaSonic studio. […]

Blog: Trey Gunn

Trey Gunn with his Touch Guitars® T8 Please welcome Trey Gunn to the Touch Guitars® family. We build this very special instrument for him which is optimized for his playing position on the lap. Trey Gunn and Stefan Huth had a chat a while ago talking about a unique touch guitar build. Trey had very specific […]

Blog: Bruder Frank of Saltatio Mortis with Touch Guitars® U8

Frank Heim and Stefan know each other for about 21 years since both played on a stick compilation album in 2001. Frank aka Bruder Frank (Saltatio Mortis) is playing mainly bass in one of the biggest medieval metal groups in Germany called Saltatio Mortis. He just switched to Touch Guitars® and will be on stage […]