The instrument features high-end electronics from our friends at Darkglass Electronics. A Tone Capsule with two mid-range controls and one bass control 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 modern extended range guitar pickups to achieve a more guitar like sound. Combined with the Tone Capsule there are unique possibilities to achieve different sounds from screaming lead guitar to thick bass with a huge low end. The perfect tool for stage and recording 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 wood exclusively. To get rid of the 9V battery, the S8 has a rechargeable battery included which can be charged via USB. You can play 160 hours with one charge and an indicator LED 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. The S8 also features the option of choosing a distinct wood for the instrument’s top. The instrument is completely handmade.