Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Massachusetts, USA
Re: 8 string out next year...?
As much as I'd love for it to be true, I have to be skeptical. The big guitar manufacturers don't even seem to be comfortable putting more than a token effort into marketing 7-strings (remember when EVERYONE was making them?)- imagine how they feel about trying to sell production 8-strings!
It's going to take a whole lot to propel 8-strings to the point where the demand will justify the resources into making a supply. The custom-shop market for them now probably fits better because the types of players who want ones are more of the idiosyncratic-guitar geeks who are very particular about what they want. The custom route, however, prices-out a lot of the people who want one.
But who knows, we could turn on MTV tomorrow and see some emo band sporting 8's, and then we know that the market's ready.