As of March 15, 2018 the Macchiato Mini Synth cabinet (kit or ready-to-use) now ships in gloss black acrylic, to match the Altura cabinet. Macchiato cabinets were formerly made of matte black styrene parts. Kits required some cleanup before assembly. The acrylic parts are precision milled for perfect fit and no cleanup. Acrylic is harder and tougher than styrene, and the gloss finish reminds one of a grand piano.
We have updated the text of the Macchiato Assembly Instructions to document the tiny differences in assembly. When photos are available we will update additional parts of the manual. Be sure your copy of the manual shows the code “031718” at the top of the Table of Contents. If not, clear your browser cache and download again.