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|for many of us, development of specialty instruments made touch-style playing possible â€¦
Evolution of touch-style music as we know it is the story of players. And the evolution of touch-style music is also the story of technology: the development of electrical amplification, then better pickups and better amplifiers, and finally the development of specialty instruments â€¦ instruments modified for our touch-style purpose, shaped by the vision of an instrument designer.
But more. The vision would never have seen light of day without the active energy of manufacturing, the process of propagating these instruments into our world, one by one by one by one.
Here then are those companies who have, by sweat and splinters, made this vision into reality â€¦