The long wait has paid off! After collaborating with master luthier, Eddie Kolesar, & doing much research & development, my dream of having a custom made 8-string guitar is now a reality. THANK YOU, EDDIE!!!!!!!!
Here's are some pics of the guitar fully assembled. After Eddie assembled it, we realized that I didn't send him the black knobs for the volume & gain boost pots. I'll put them on when it arrives here this weekend!
Body (based on Ibanez RG with mods) & hardware:
Alder body, All access neck joint, Angled Jem-style input jack, 2 volumes, Hipshot bridge, EMG Afterburner Gain Boost, 2 custom EMG45DC active pups, 3-way pup selector switch, string-thru-body, quick change battery compartment, extended top horn, shortened lower horn, natural satin finish. (Hardware black)
Neck & hardware:
25.5" neck scale, 24-fret, Maple neck, Brazilian rosewood fretboard, Ibanez RG-based headstock w/ 8-inline tuners, no inlays (side dots only), Medium Jumbo fretwire, Tung-oiled neck, Bone nut, Schaller mini-locking tuners, 2 roller-style string trees. (Hardware black)
Strings (low to high):
F# (074), B (056), E (046), A (036), D (026), G (017), B (013), E (010)
ENJOY the pics!