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Hi there, new member here, got a tip from Rachmaninoff that you might like this, so I'll post up some pics and specs of my soon done 8 string guitar:

builder: Roter custom guitars poland (www.roterguitars.com)

Construction:
Neck through body
30" scale length
27 frets
lefty

Woods:
neck: wenge/maple 11 pieces
bodywings: ash
fretboard: ebony
headstock: wenge cap

Hardware:
Kahler hybrid tremolo W/locking nut
Lundgren M8 bridge pickup
Schaller straplocks
Schaller tuners
1 volume knob
killswitch (three way gibson type switch wired on in up and down, and off in middle pos.)
roter optimized string set :009 012 016 024 032 044 060 080

misc:
no fretboard markers, only white plastic side dots
color: black satin on bodywings, natural satin on neck and headstock
tuned low to high: EADGCFAD
neckshape will be like ibanez wizard necks
total price including shipping to sweden and custom hardcase: 2500$

and now, the pics, and I'll of course update this once it's finished:

edit: I notice this forum does not automatically change pics to a normal size, I'll try to fix that next time around















well, that's it for now, hope Y'all enjoys!
 

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It seems like most people choose to do a standard tuning and then 2 low strings versus like a normal 7 string with an extra high (high to low : ADGCFADB)
 

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It seems like most people choose to do a standard tuning and then 2 low strings versus like a normal 7 string with an extra high (high to low : ADGCFADB)
yea, it's probably because low E or F# or whatever makes people **** themselves :D
plus, this is a baritone 30" so it'll be pretty hard tuning to a high B or A without using like a 006 string or so...
also, I'm not that great at soloing, so I don't see the need for an extra high.
 

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Ah so thats the mastermind plan, while your up there playing your low E's and A's were supposed to be ****ting ourselves?! Smarmy bastard, it's so devious it just might work
 

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yes... YEEEHHHSSS!! plus, it's a lot nicer than playing a high A string
at the 27th fret, high C that is then bending it to a D# or something, which would probably make your ears bleed instead :)
 

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I'll be honest, I actually like the Agiles better and for 1/4 the price, and 30" is just redonkulous.
well you know, at the time I ordered this, there was litterally NO lefty 8 strings available,
and it didn't look like any where coming soon, and damn I wanted one, so what the heck was I supposed to do ya know?
plus, this costs 1200$ for build and shipping, the rest is hardware,
like the kahler and lundgren, and everything is made exactly the way I want in every little detail,
now at least I find that silly cheap for a custom.
an intrepid costs 675$ and has EMG's and a hipshot which isn't half bad either, but since I wanted lundgren and kahler...
(actually, the same day they came up with preorders on the new intrepid I ordered a lefty pro. mostly for backup :D)

and there really shouldn't be much difference between 30" and 28.675" which the intrepid has. ;)

but thanks for your honesty mang
 

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Well 30" to me just seems a bit overkill. also do you really think 1 truss rod is enough? The Standard agiles have a passive pickup which could be swapped for a lundgren.
 

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yea, 30" is big, but I'll get used to it. 1 truss rod should be enough,
the neck will be pretty stable on it's own with the 11 pieces so.
otherwise I think sebastian (the builder) would have said something about that.
from the soundsamples I've heard of the agile standard, the stock Pickup sounds pretty
good in itself. but the standard is bolt on, and I prefer neckthrough :D
that's why I ordered a pro, plus, now I'll have one 8 string with lundgren and one with EMG, so I'll have some different tonal possibilities.
I'll post a review when I've tried them both out, and seen the pros and cons.
(naturally, a custom should be better in most aspects)
 
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