Models & Specifications

Models & Specifications

It is very important for us to get into a dialog with our customers. As of August 2013 we have 3 solid-body models available. In 2015 we added the AU8, a semi-hollowed model with additional piezo pickups and in 2017 the new T8, a semi-hollowed body with a different shaping and single coil pickup combinations.

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U8 Deluxe

elaborate ergonomic shaping, state-of-the-art electronics, 5-point bolt-on neck construction, and endless range of sounds

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U8

same build quality as the deluxe with simplified designs

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U10

10-string model with stereophonic pickup

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T8

semi-hollowed model with different shaping and 5-way pickup selector

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AU8

semi-acoustic 8-string model with magnetic and piezo pickups

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Markus Reuter (Stick Men , centrozoon) talking about the ideas and the design process of our Touch Guitars ® instruments.

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  U8 T8 U8 Deluxe U10 AU8
Strings 8 8 8 10 8
Tuners Sperzel Locking Tuners Sperzel Locking Tuners Sperzel Locking Tuners Sperzel Locking Tuners Sperzel Locking Tuners
Bridge ABM custom bridge with string through body system ABM custom bridge with string through body system ABM custom bridge with string through body system ABM custom bridge with string through body system Touch Guitars® custom bridge with seperate piezo pickups for each string and separate tailpiece
Fretboard see wood choices see wood choices see wood choices see wood choices see wood choices
Body type solid (add 400 € for semi-hollow) semi-hollow solid (add 400 € for semi-hollow) solid semi-hollow
Body material see wood choices see wood choices see wood choices see wood choices see wood choices
Neck material see wood choices see wood choices see wood choices see wood choices see wood choices
Body finish natural clear, solid and transparent color or sunburst natural clear, solid and transparent color or sunburst natural clear, solid and transparent color or sunburst natural clear, solid and transparent color or sunburst natural clear
Straplocks Jim Dunlop Straplock System Jim Dunlop Straplock System Jim Dunlop Straplock System Jim Dunlop Straplock System Jim Dunlop Straplock System
Electronics passive custom electronics passive custom electronics active 3-band equalizer with parametric mids passive, with custom wiring (mono when you are just using one jack) active custom electronics with separate 2-band equalizer for magnetic and summed piezo pickups, 8-channel mixer for piezo pickups
Pickups 1 x Delano SBC Series 2 x Touch Guitars® custom pickups 2 x Touch Guitars® custom pickups 1 x Bassculture custom split (5/5) pickup 1 x Touch Guitars® custom pickup, 8 x custom Graph Tech piezo pickups
Controls volume, passive treble cut (pull for single coil) volume (pull for single coil), passive, 5-way switch , passive treble cut neck pickup, passive treble cut bridge pickup volume (pull for passive mode), pickup blend, mid frequency, treble, mid, bass volume / volume volume, pickup blend, bass piezo, treble piezo, bass magnetic, treble magnetic
Scale length 34″ (86 cm) 34″ (86 cm) 34″ (86 cm) 34″ (86 cm) 34″ (86 cm)
Recommended Tuning Bb F C G D A C D Bb F C G D A C D Bb F C G D A C D D G C F Bb | C G D A C Bb F C G D A C D
Country of origin handmade in Austria and Germany handmade in Austria and Germany handmade in Austria and Germany handmade in Austria and Germany handmade in Austria and Germany
Output mono mono mono mono / stereo, automatic switching system mono
Base price 3.990 € 4.990 € 5.100 € 4.100 € 6.990 €
Other Features damping system on 1st fret (can also be removed if necessary); extremely well balanced (stays in all playing positions); most compact body size damping system on 1st fret (can also be removed if necessary); semi-hollow offset design with 3D horns damping system on 1st fret (can also be removed if necessary); shaping at contact points with player’s leg and abdomen damping system on 1st fret (can also be removed if necessary); extremely well balanced damping system on 1st fret (can also be removed if necessary); shaping at contact points with player’s leg and abdomen; custom wooden knobs
 

With every Instrument you get a free introductory lesson by an experienced member of the Touch Guitar Circle (TGC). The TGC is a study group following a systematic approach to playing the touchstyle technique.

Customization

We offer customization since the instruments are handmade from scratch. Regarding wood choices we recommend two combinations, that is all mahagony or swamp ash with maple neck which sounds a little bit brighter..

Parts

All wood we use is FSC certified, and we are trying to use local European woods in the long term. Each instrument is being hand-built with the person in mind that is going to play it.

We have personal relationships with companies providing labour and parts for our instruments: Our self-designed bridge is made of aluminum and brass by ABM Guitarparts, we use Sperzel locking tuners, the Dunlop Straplok® System, Häussel and Bassculture pickups and electronics by Richter Electronic Engineering.

Please contact our sales team at info@touchguitars.com if you have question or need help.