S8

S8 (Markus Reuter Signature Model)

The most recent Touch Guitar design (introduced in mid-2020), this signature S8 model provides significant variations on the successful AU8, T8 and U8 Deluxe models. It combines the best features of all instruments resulting in a 3D-shaped curved body for perfect ergonomics and playability. 

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 selected guitar pickups to achieve a more guitar like sound. 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.

Specifications

  • 34″ (86 cm) scale length (smaller and lighter than a regular bass guitar, similar feel and heft to a baritone guitar)
  • Extremely well balanced (stays stable in all playing positions)
  • 8 strings with default tuning of Bb F C G D A C D (although any tuning is possible)
  • Sperzel Locking Tuners
  • ABM Custom split Bridge
  • Jim Dunlop Straplock System
  • Body: offset design with 3D curved body and extended cutaways, made from FSC-certified local wood (example options: plumwood, basswood, paulownia, maple, walnut)
  • Neck: FSC-certified local wood with five-point bolt-on construction plus two graphite rod inserts to enhance stability (example options: maple, walnut)
  • Fretboard and headstock overlay: FSC-certified local wood (example options: maple, walnut, pear, plumwood)
  • Top: FSC-certified local wood (example options: apple, pear, plumwood, maple, walnut)
  • Damping system on 1st fret (can also be removed easily if necessary)
  • Pickups: High quality custom pickups
  • Pickups: Darkglass Electronics Tone Capsule
  • Controls: Volume, 5-way pickup position selector (neck humbucker/inner single clois/neck and bridge humbucker/outer single coils/bridge humbucker)
  • Finish: default natural clear or sunburst finish (with any other paint and varnish option available via individual arrangement with customer)
  • Handmade in Austria/Germany