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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-24-2002, 09:07 PM Thread Starter
 
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8- & 9-string axes - anyone have one?

I've been pondering the idea of having a custom 8- or 9-string made. *I know someone around here has one or both. *Can you please hook a bro up with some pictures, specs, and any other info possible?

Right now, I'm thinking of 9-strings (F# B E A D G B E A), 27" neck scale, 36-frets. *Insane I know, but imagine the possibilities!
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-24-2002, 11:41 PM
 
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Charlie Hunter has a Novax 8-string, custom made by Ralph Novak.
http://www.novaxguitars.com/

The fanned fret design is to die for. *:-)

Good luck, Shannon!
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post #3 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-25-2002, 12:13 AM
 
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also check http://www.conklinguitars.com
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post #4 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-25-2002, 12:22 AM Thread Starter
 
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I've been to both of those sites. *I'm looking for the fellow Jemsiter that said he had an 8- and 9-string.
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post #5 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-25-2002, 08:23 AM
 
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Picky aren't you?:rotf: just kidding.
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post #6 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-25-2002, 08:25 AM
 
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also check http://www.conklinguitars.com
Actually, I played one of their Groove Tools 7 strings. I know they're an import, but they should find a better company to make their imports, because it really sucked, IMHO. The build quality just wasn't there.
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post #7 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-25-2002, 09:43 AM
 
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With Conklin, if you want the real deal, i.e., handmade stuff...better get out your checkbook and BOHICA.
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post #8 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-25-2002, 12:36 PM
 
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I spec'd out a guitar on Conklin.....$5800. Sweet Jebus.
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post #9 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-25-2002, 02:50 PM
 
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With Conklin, if you want the real deal, i.e., handmade stuff...better get out your checkbook and BOHICA.
LOL *I love that word. *:biggrin: *

Anywho, 9-strings!?! *That's huge!! *Let us know if you get one, along with pics, and sound samples. *:biggrin:
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post #10 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-26-2002, 03:07 PM Thread Starter
 
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Well, I'll talk to my guitar tech this weekend and see if he'll be interested in making one. *For all the business I've thrown him, he barely charges me anything. *And that's only because I told him he was getting some money from me wether he liked it or not! :thumbsup: *He just enjoys building & repair guitars. *It's not about cash for him.

Anyhow, if he takes my challenge, I might get a completely INSANE guitar for next to nothing! (CROSSING FINGERS!) *I need to figure out where to get pickups, hardware, and stuff like that. *

(Edited by revsharp777 at 11:09 am on April 26, 2002)
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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-26-2002, 03:34 PM
 
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Hardware and pickups is where your cash is going to go...one off custom work is insanely expensive unless you have major connections...which you may have. *Pickups can be custom wound for you without too much problem I would think. *But the bridge is where you may run into trouble. *I guess theoretically you could take two 6 string hardtail bridges, split one down the middle and machine it a little to dress it up a little, maybe replate it to avoid rusting and the like. *That may work. *You will might have to bore out the hole on the tuning peg on the lowest string depending on what gauges you use.
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post #12 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-27-2002, 04:08 AM
 
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I was talking to Abyss Guitars about building an 8 string.
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post #13 of 15 (permalink) Old 04-27-2002, 05:38 PM
 
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You could buy a set of saddles, and build the base for them yourself too, if you can't find a bridge.
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post #14 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-14-2002, 03:42 AM
 
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i found one guy on the internet that had a shop make him a friggin eleven... yep eleven string baritone guitar................CRAZY!!! goes to show anythings possible
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post #15 of 15 (permalink) Old 06-14-2002, 07:42 AM
 
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i found one guy on the internet that had a shop make him a friggin eleven... yep eleven string baritone guitar................CRAZY!!! goes to show anythings possible
Yep, seen that one. 5-string bass with 6-string guitar on one neck. Has piezo pickups for both as well as mags, and space to put a midi pickup if he wants later.
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