First of all, I didn't really know where to post this but the 7 string section seemed like the logical choice.
I'm sure I'll get a little heat from some people, as I'm sure it's not everyones "cup of tea" but oh well.
I just wanted to let you guys check out my custom 9 string that is being built right now. The body still needs to be carved and what not. It's being built by ERGO Stringed Instruments.(at least that's the name he's thinking of going with now) Anyway, he use to work for Warrior and pretty much built my bass players two 9 string Warrior basses so I would imagine he knows what he's doing.
Some specs are: 28 5/8 inch scale, Custom EMG bridge pickup, 36 fret(mostly for looks and a little tapping here and there), Mono rail bridge system(very similar to what's on the Ibanez BTB basses only guitar sized) and it'll be tuned (low to high)F# B E A D F G# C# E with a hipshot d-tuner on the low F# to drop it down to E. Neck-thru with maple board and alder body wings. The color will be a satin trans-black. I'll basically be an endorsee so I get them for a pretty low cost. I can pretty much get 3 of these for the price of 1 Conklin New Century series 8 string.
It should be done by the end of the month.
I've always wanted to be a bass player but I love playing the guitar. This is my solution.
Next will be a fanned fret version.
For all those interested, it's finally done! It hasn't arrived yet but it is on the way! Just in time for Christmas! The worst part was waiting for EMG to finish the pickup. That alone took nearly 2 months.
Anyway, here is a pic of the finished product.
Here is a little bit larger picture.
Quite the monster! I can't wait to start re-learning how to play.