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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-22-2005, 08:48 AM Thread Starter
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8 string baritone

I need some help. I've started building a project guitar, and what i want to build is an 8 string baritone (B and E strings doubled, not 2 new strings like a 7 string). My problem is finding a bridge, i know the exsist, as Esp has one on one of there custom shop guitars, but i cant find how to get one myself. Can anyone help, or offer any advice.

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-22-2005, 09:15 AM
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Re: 8 string baritone

You could E-bay it. I was researching how to build my own multi-string (greater than 6) electrics and I ended up deciding to have a baseplate machined that I could attach standard fixed bridge saddles to, like ghost string savers or similar (kinda like the cheap push only "tremolos" on the low end Ibanez). Another way woud be to build an arch top style of bridge out of wood and use ferrules in the body to hole the strings.

A true tremolo would be very difficult to achieve w/o having it custom built.

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post #3 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-22-2005, 04:02 PM
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Re: 8 string baritone

This is what you want mate:


(I know the link says it's 7 string, but they have 8 string bridges on the same page)
I only know about this because I've just started an 8-string project myself
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post #4 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-22-2005, 07:04 PM
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Re: 8 string baritone

It sounds like you need a 6-string bridge and a 12 string bridge (or just some parts) and swap out a couple saddles. A fixed bridge or even a Strat-style trem should be pretty easy to find parts for. A true floater would be a tougher problem, but I assume you aren't trying to do that, since a locking nut would pretty much impossible to find.
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post #5 of 5 (permalink) Old 08-22-2005, 07:16 PM
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Re: 8 string baritone

Why not just buy a 12-string bridge (either Tune-o-Matic or Strat style) and remove the secondary saddles on the top four strings?
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