My dreams of building an 8-string is becoming a reality. I already have the neck, but today, I ordered all the hardware and the pickups. Once I have all of this, it's all getting sent to Eddie Kolesar Guitars (www.ekgco.com
) where he will build the body. He will also assemble the guitar.
8-string guitar (tuned low to high: F Bb Eb Ab Db Gb Bb Eb)
String gauges: 10 13 17 26 36 46 56 74
24-fret hard maple neck
Brazilian rosewood fretboard
Med Jumbo frets
No inlays (fret markers on the side of neck)
8 in line Schaller mini locking tuners
25.5" neck scale
Alder body based on an Ibanez RG (Natural Satin Finish)
All-access neck joint
2 custom EMG Active Pickups
EMG Afterburner push/pull gain boost
2 volume knobs
1 3-way pup selector
Hipshot 8-string bridge
***All hardware will be black.
Thanks to Eddie @ EKG for all the help he's provided! THANK YOU, EDDIE!
Once I come up with more money, I'll most likely contact LGM for a sweet finish.
EDITED: To reflect the changes in specs.