Machiche is a South American hardwood increasingly used among acoustical guitar luthiers who regard it as a ”tonewood” with rich sustain and crisp projection. Finely grained in pinkish reds and deeper browns, this hardwood is medium in weight, also quite hard but machines and cuts easily.
The tonal qualities are of course less observable in Stick manufacture where the touch is basically light, the tapping action set very low, and where the strings are tuned to relatively less tension. Still, there’s a subtle beauty, uniformity and reliability to the newest pre-machine cut hardwood blanks that we now have in stock. The instrument shown here has our new "goldilocks" medium height Rails® precision tapping frets, made from 5/32" stainless steel bar stock for low action.
Machiche 10-string Stick, with black pearl linear inlays, black Hipshot tuners, and the Stickup™ pickup.
Machiche 10-string Stick with black Hipshot tuners.
Machiche 10-string Stick with black open grear Hipshot tuners, and top section truss adjustment nut.
Machiche 10-string Stick with black open grear Hipshot tuners.
Machiche 10-string Stick, with black pearl linear inlays black Hipshot tuners and the Stickup™ pickup.
New 5/32" stainless steel Rails® precision tapping frets
Machiche 10-string Stick, with the Stickup™ passive pickup module.
4-position height adjustable belt hook
Machiche 10-string Stick, rear truss rod detail.
Machiche 10-string Stick, with black HipShot tuners, and Flaps, adjustable Dual Nut Unit.
3-D adjustable bridge for string height and intonation setup for any tuning.