Touch Guitar™ Dual Neck Instrument Frequently Asked Questions-
is a Touch Guitar?
the Touch Guitar™ you can play Guitar and bass, both at the same time with organ sounds and more. If
you play guitar now the transition is natural and easy.
The Touch Guitar™ musical instrument is much like a bass and a guitar in standard tuning (EADGBE
guitar) and (EADG bass) which is turned off until you touch the string to
the fret, only then does that string sound. You can play the right hand on
the wide (guitar) neck and the left hand on the bass neck. Because only the
notes you actually Touch or pick will sound.
The Guitar neck: a 24.5 inch scale neck which is 3.5 inches wide allows
you to freely move your fingers up and down the fingerboard in
slides, bends and taping without any unwanted string noised produced by the
motion of the fingers.
The Bass neck: a 32 inch scale, Electronic Muted bass, with dynamic EQ range
far outreaching any other bass on the market today.
Another standout of the Touch Guitar™ is the fact that because you are
playing a bass and a guitar at the same time you have almost two full
octaves of harmonic overlap which develop some exciting overtones.
does it do all of this?
strings are all electronically separated from each other and have a very
small DC voltage fed to them and the frets are a common ground (the same as
your Jack output). When you touch the string to the fret that string turns
on its own amplified Hex-Hum Pickup™; and you get only the pure sound
of the string vibration without any unwanted scraping, sliding, hum, hiss
thumping or ambient sounds normally associated with electric guitars and
basses. As soon as you remove your finger the string is off and no manual
muting is required. You can move any place you wish as fast as you want and
will get absolutely no unwanted string noise. From all of this comes a
range of tone never before capable on an electric type musical instrument.
Over 40% more tonal range is acquired using the Electronic Mute™ technology
; The design purpose behind the Touch Guitar™ musical instrument has been to create the
most far ranging and dynamic string instrument ever built, we have now
reached that goal.
would I play a Touch Guitar™;?
the most enticing feature of the Touch Guitar™ musical instrument is that it is far easier to
play than a standard Guitar or Bass with an organ all played together. Try playing open F-chord for the first
time on a regular Guitar, then on the Touch Guitar™ instrument where you will play it
the first time. The Touch Guitar™ can be played in many different ways and is
great with all other instruments, as a solo instrument where you want to
have a full band sound of Bass and Guitar plus or as a lead musical
instrument using both necks for lead sounds. You can play the Bass as a
regular bass or flip a switch and it is the most dynamic taping bass you've
ever played. Play it before a crowd and you will have everyone's attention
and more!! Because of the extreme tonal range of the Touch Guitar™ you can
make the Bass sound like a guitar and get great full sounding chords on the
bass neck and the Guitar (wide) neck can actually simulate the lows of the
deepest Bass and the highs that would make a tele player weep, and if you
do not buy all of this come by and play it or hear it, you will be amazed.
is it made?
Touch Guitar™ is the result of over forty years of development in guitar and
bass design. More than 6 granted US patents and over 30 claims
have issued on this idea.
The Touch Guitar™ main body is built in chambers, much like honey cones
out of selected hardwoods for strength and tone. The neck backs are hard
rock eastern maple and the fingerboards are combinations of ebony, maple
and rosewood materials. Both necks incorporate the Tension Free™ neck
design which eliminate dead spots and enhance sustain above the 12th fret
on both necks.
Many people until they actually play it the first time wonder why the
upper neck is 3.5 inches wide. This is so the fingers can move easily past
one another when played across the neck in chord fashion, otherwise you
would always have to play with the fingers at right angles to the frets.
The tip of your finger is about .6 inches wide, normal string spacing is
.38 inches. Try it on your regular guitar you cannot move one finger past
the other on your guitar. (Note) you can on most basses because of the
increased string width.
Now you can order your Touch Guitar™ with the fastest midi connection yet.
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