The instrument features high-end electronics from our friends from Darkglass Electronics. A Tone Capsule with two mid range and a bass knobs enables unique versatile possibilities to shape the sound.
In contrast to our custom made pickups, which are widely known for the amazing bass response, we decided to use Fishman Fluence pickups to achieve a more guitar like sound. Since the Fluence pickups are active there is almost no volume drop between single coil and humbucking sounds. Combined with the Tone Capsule there is a unique possibility to achieve different sounds from screaming lead guitar sounds to thick bass sounds with a huge low end. The perfect tool for the studio.
The S8 uses a two-pickup/five-position arrangement (similar to that of a classic electric guitar) and a monophonic output.
Focussing on sustainability we decided to use local and sustainable wood exclusively. To get rid of the 9V battery, the S8 has a rechargeable battery included which can be charged via USB Port. You can play 160 hours with one charge and an initiator on the back shows when there are 7 hours left to play before you need to charge.
As with all Touch Guitars®, construction and finishing options (from wood types used through to custom paint and varnish) are discussed with and chosen by the customer, as part of the custom-creation process. As with the all other Touch Guitars®, the S8 also features the option of choosing a distinct wood for the instrument’s top. The instrument is completely handmade.