Our new guitar scale "Alto Railboard" model is now in production.
Based on our 10-string Stick design, this 26.5-inch scale 22-fret tapping instrument moves the bass range up into guitar territory, and gives the player easy access to high melody in the violin register. This new
Railboard version's fully adjustable hardware accommodates all of our recommended Alto Stick tunings, or your custom tuning from the G below guitar low E all the way up to A above the
guitar's high E string.
The "Alto Railboard" has mostly identical features to the 34" scale 10-string
- Bolt-on headstock.
- Integral "Rail" frets
CNC machine cut out of one aluminum piece
together with neck and fingerboard.
- Extra distance between "Flaps" dual nut and "X-fret" (first tapped
fret position) for uniform sound and feel.
- Slightly wider string spacing and string group spacing than the wood and bamboo Alto Stick model.
- R-Block pickup module
with versatile tone shaping, auto-switching from passive to
phantom powered active modes, and stereo to mono.
- All cables and stereo splitters for passive and active modes.
- Adjustable bridge saddles in three dimensions: up and down for lowest
tapping "action", back and forth for true octaves, and slightly
angled for uniform string spacing.
- Fretboard inlay markers
at frets 2, 7 and 12 filled with a wide variety of glitter
colors or aqua glow, also dots or lines in the recessed color finish of the hard anodized beam itself, or recessed dots in exposed aluminum.
- Optional custom Roland MIDI pickup
for either the melody or bass string group.
Fully Adjustable Truss Rod
The (2)-way adjustable rear truss rod is identical to our Alto Stick and Stick Guitar models, (to pull or push from the rear neck) for lowest possible tapping action.