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U10

U10

The U10 is a further development of the U8, produced at the same build quality but featuring the extended playing range provided by 10 strings. It’s also the only stereophonic Touch Guitar, aimed at players who might wish to focus on and differentiate the instrument’s polyphonic abilities.

The U10 features a similar body to the U8 (slightly smaller than that of the U8 Deluxe), a wider neck to accommodate the greater string range, a pickup for each string section and passive electronics. While it remains true to the original Touch Guitar concept of a single self-contained full-range instrument, its design also allows for separate output of the two “bass” and “guitar” ranges if desired. This is achieved via a split stereophonic pickup and a two-plug output socket through which each range is processed separately, plus individual volume controls for each of the two ranges. A unique switching system provides all the flexibility to use it with one output and stereo through two outputs. 

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.

Play

Ron Baggerman playing the U10

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)
  • Body: swamp ash or alder with pickguard
  • Neck: 3-piece maple
  • Fretboard: maple, rosewood or ebony
  • 10 strings with two default tunings to chose:
    (5th/5th) D G C F Bb | C G D A C
    (5th/4th) E A D G C | F# B E A D
  • Sperzel Locking Tuners
  • ABM Custom Bridge with string-through-body system
  • Jim Dunlop Straplock System
  • Delano SBC Series Pickup
  • Controls: volume, volume
  • Damping fabric on 1st fret (can also be removed easily if necessary)
  • String Spacing: 8,5 mm
  • Finish: high gloss, satin and metallic (different colors available on request)
  • CNC made in central Europe


2600 EUR (excluding German VAT)

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Photo galleries of U10 instruments.

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