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. In 2017 we released the new T8, a semi-hollowed body with a different shaping and single coil pickup combinations and in 2020 the S8 with a 3D-shaped body has been added.

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U8 U8 Deluxe U10 U10 Deluxe T8 S8 AU8
Strings 8 8 10 10 8 8 8
Base Price
not including VAT, if applicable
2.500 € 5.600 € 2.600 € 5400 € 5.500 € 6.800 € 6.900 €
Tuners Touch Guitars® Locking Tuners Touch Guitars® Locking Tuners Touch Guitars® Locking Tuners Touch Guitars® Locking Tuners Touch Guitars® Locking Tuners Touch Guitars® Locking Tuners Touch Guitars® Locking Tuners
Bridge Hipshot bridge with string through body system Hipshot bridge with string through body system ABM custom bridge with string through body system ABM custom bridge with string through body system Hipshot bridge with string through body system ABM/Touch Guitars® custom split bridge Touch Guitars® custom bridge with separate piezo pickups for each string and separate tailpiece
String spacing 10,5 mm 10,5 mm 8,5 mm 8,5 mm 10,5 mm 10,4 mm 10,5 mm
Fretboard maple, ebony or rosewood see wood choices
We have a big collection of woods available. Please ask about availability. Examples for fretboard wood are walnut, maple, ebony, plumwood
maple, ebony or rosewood see wood choices
We have a big collection of woods available. Please ask about availability. Examples for fretboard wood are walnut, maple, ebony, plumwood
see wood choices
We have a big collection of woods available. Please ask about availability. Examples for fretboard wood are walnut, maple, ebony, plumwood
see wood choices
We have a big collection of woods available. Please ask about availability. Examples for fretboard wood are walnut, maple, ebony, plumwood
see wood choices
We have a big collection of woods available. Please ask about availability. Examples for fretboard wood are walnut, maple, ebony, plumwood
Body type solid solid (add 400 € for semi-hollow) solid solid (add 400 € for semi-hollow) semi-hollow solid semi-hollow
Body material swamp ash see wood choices
We have a big collection of woods available. Please ask about availability. Examples for body wood are walnut, maple, korina, plumwood, ash, alder, swamp ash, magogany
see wood choices
We have a big collection of woods available. Please ask about availability. Examples for body wood are walnut, maple, korina, plumwood, ash, alder, swamp ash, magogany
see wood choices
We have a big collection of woods available. Please ask about availability. Examples for body wood are walnut, maple, korina, plumwood, ash, alder, swamp ash, magogany
see wood choices
We have a big collection of woods available. Please ask about availability. Examples for body wood are walnut, maple, korina, plumwood, ash, alder, swamp ash, magogany
see wood choices
We have a big collection of woods available. Please ask about availability. Examples for body wood are walnut, maple, korina, plumwood, ash, alder, swamp ash, magogany
see wood choices
We have a big collection of woods available. Please ask about availability. Examples for body wood are walnut, maple, korina, plumwood, ash, alder, swamp ash, magogany
Neck material 3-piece maple see wood choices
We have a big collection of woods available. Our necks are usually 3-piece necks. Please ask about availability. Examples for neck wood are mahogany, maple, korina, plumwood
3-piece maple see wood choices
We have a big collection of woods available. Our necks are usually 3-piece necks. Please ask about availability. Examples for neck wood are mahogany, maple, korina, plumwood
see wood choices
We have a big collection of woods available. Our necks are usually 3-piece necks. Please ask about availability. Examples for neck wood are mahogany, maple, korina, plumwood
see wood choices
We have a big collection of woods available. Our necks are usually 3-piece necks. Please ask about availability. Examples for neck wood are mahogany, maple, korina, plumwood
see wood choices
We have a big collection of woods available. Our necks are usually 3-piece necks. Please ask about availability. Examples for neck wood are mahogany, maple, korina, plumwood
Body finish high gloss solid, burst and transparent natural clear, solid and transparent color or sunburst
more custom finishing options possible, just ask for it
high gloss solid, burst and transparent natural clear, solid and transparent color or sunburst
more custom finishing options possible, just ask for it
natural clear, solid and transparent color or sunburst
more custom finishing options possible, just ask for it
natural clear, solid and transparent color or sunburst
more custom finishing options possible, just ask for it
natural clear
Straplocks Jim Dunlop Straplock System Jim Dunlop Straplock System Jim Dunlop Straplock System Jim Dunlop Straplock System Jim Dunlop Straplock System Jim Dunlop Straplock System Jim Dunlop Straplock System
Electronics passive electronics active 3-band equalizer with parametric mids, Fishman Battery Pack with USB charging passive, with custom wiring (mono when you are just using one jack) passive, with custom wiring (mono when you are just using one jack) passive custom electronics Darkglass Electronics Tone Capsule (Bass, low-mids, mids) Fishman Battery Pack with USB charging active custom electronics with separate 2-band equalizer for magnetic and summed piezo pickups, 8-channel mixer for piezo pickups, Fishman Battery Pack with USB charging
Pickups see pickup options
8-string pickup options: 1. Touch Guitars Modern, 2. Haven Omnia Custom, 3. Lace Alumitone, 4. Cycfi Spectra
see pickup options
8-string pickup options: 1. Touch Guitars Modern, 2. Haven Omnia Custom, 3. Lace Alumitone, 4. Cycfi Spectra
see pickup options
U10 pickup options: 1. Bassculture Modern, 2. Häussel Custom
see pickup options
U10 Deluxe pickup options: 1. Bassculture Modern, 2. Häussel Custom, 3. Cycfi Custom Active
see pickup options
8-string pickup options: 1. Touch Guitars Modern, 2. Haven Omnia Custom, 3. Lace Alumitone, 4. Cycfi Spectra
see pickup options
8-string pickup options: 1. Touch Guitars Modern, 2. Haven Omnia Custom, 3. Lace Alumitone, 4. Cycfi Spectra
1 x Cycfi Spectra 8 + custom Graph Tech piezo pickups
Controls volume, passive tone volume (pull for passive mode), pickup blend, mid frequency, treble, mid, bass volume , volume volume , volume volume  5-way switch, passive tone neck pickup, passive tone bridge pickup
Switch positions are: 1. neck humbucker, 2. neck single coil, 3. both humbucker, 4. neck and bridge humbucker in parallel, 5. bridge humbucker
volume , 5-way switch, treble, mid, bass
Switch positions are: 1. neck humbucker, 2. neck single coil, 3. both humbucker, 4. neck and bridge humbucker in parallel, 5. bridge humbucker
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) 34″ (86 cm) 34″ (86 cm)
Recommended Tuning 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 D G C F Bb | C G D A C Bb F C G D A C D Bb F C G D A C D Bb F C G D A C D
Country of origin cnc made in Central Europe handmade in Austria and Germany cnc made in Central Europe handmade in Austria and Germany handmade in Austria and Germany handmade in Austria and Germany handmade in Austria and Germany
Output mono mono mono / stereo, automatic switching system mono / stereo, automatic switching system mono mono mono
Other Features damping fabric on 1st fret (can also be removed if necessary); extremely well balanced (stays in all playing positions); most compact body size damping fabric on 1st fret (can also be removed if necessary); shaping at contact points with player’s leg and abdomen amping fabric on 1st fret (can also be removed if necessary); extremely well balanced (stays in all playing positions); most compact body size damping fabric on 1st fret (can also be removed if necessary); shaping at contact points with player’s leg and abdomen damping fabric on 1st fret (can also be removed if necessary); semi-hollow offset design with 3D horns damping fabric on 1st fret (can also be removed if necessary); shaping at contact points with player’s leg and abdomen; 3D shaped curved body damping fabric on 1st fret (can also be removed if necessary); shaping at contact points with player’s leg and abdomen; custom wooden knobs

Additional options

Add these options to the base price of the guitar.
All these options are available on the fully handmade models starting from the T8.

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

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.

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