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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-23-2011, 11:00 AM Thread Starter
 
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8 string guitars anyone ?

DiMarzio have launched a new 8 string variant of the D Activator..
so we are planning an 8 string guitar to fit them to..

if you guys have any suggestions for the prototype, get em posted below !

there are no plans on the drawing board other than making an 8 string original series so, it all goes into the design pot..
im listening

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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 01-23-2011, 11:49 AM
 
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Re: 8 string guitars anyone ?

Must have a long scale length, surely.
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Hello Kitty 8-string.
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Re: 8 string guitars anyone ?

yes, im not decided on scale length yet but it will be at least 27" with a possibility of a fanned fret.
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Re: 8 string guitars anyone ?

Excellent. It's up to you really. I really like covered pickups and binding on plain finishes, but that's just me.
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Re: 8 string guitars anyone ?

There's only one thing for you to do Jaden - the "Full Wenge" pack original series, it's already become your signature style and that Wenge neck would really help out with the lower frequencies from strings 7 and 8 - afterall it's a wood more often found on a bass and underused on guitars. This is the perfect opportunity to marry the two together
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Fanned frets are nice with extended range guitars with a low B and high A string.
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Re: 8 string guitars anyone ?

Personally I'd be tempted to stay AWAY from fanned frets - they're a very "niche" feature on a guitar. I've always thought that you should make a "demo" guitar as accessible to all as possible, and I have to say I'd coo with interest over a fan-fret guitar then move on to the next instrument. I think you're looking for a very specific customer who's going to buy an 8-string fan-fret custom to someone else's spec. Having a nromal fretting system takes one aspect of "show guitar" out of the loop.

having said that I prefer a standard scale and relatively standard tuned guitar, so what the hell do I know
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Re: 8 string guitars anyone ?

Stop tail please. I cant imagine setting up an 8 string guitar lol!


Alder or light ash body for weight and tone concerns
Carved top
Long scale obviously
5 peice neck
Ebony fret board
Birds eye maple unfinished neck

yeah

And fanned frets would turn away a LOT of potential buyers I would think.... but, 8 strings arent exactly common anyway.
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Flying V 8 string.....that'll put some hair on your chest!!!
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540PII 8 string monster !!!
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Flying V 8 string.....that'll put some hair on your chest!!!
If it's a classic Flying V design (like Gibson), I'd definitely buy it!
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Rosewood board with simple pearl inlay, swamp ash body, silver hardware. Simple 4+4 headstock.
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