8 String Guitar
So the other day i was sitting around listening to "I" by Meshuggah when i realize, hey, they do a pretty good job with an 8 string guitar so maybe i should try it out. So now comes my question, does anyone know of a place to buy an 8 string guitar? Preferably 500-600 maybe 650. But, i started out as a bass player so i am a pretty big fan of the low end. I looked and MF and Music 123 and they seem to only have 7 strings so im not sure where else to look. The only problem is, i dont know if there will be any in my price range, but if you can, go for it. Thank you.
I'm pretty sure you have to get them custom made. so, that will be expensive.
Thats all I've ever seen too. Custom made 8 string guitars. I don't think there is a really big demand for anything more then 7 strings so good luck finding a stock made one.
http://www.hamerguitars.com/?fa=series&sid=201 <<< huh? huh? hehe naw...12 string bass...
I don't know anyone who makes 8-strings in mass production...check Ebay maybe...good luck
That would probably be only a custom made one, and it'll be much more than 500-600. Good luck.
Yesterday I ordered my new 8 string guitar from conklin. For that price range your are setting you will never find an 8 string guitar.... I looked too for cheaper guitars but didn't find any... so I went with custom made....
Damn :eek: What are the specs and how much did it cost if you don't mind me asking?
you should make one in shop class out of particle board and sheet rock
or like...a tissue box a paper towel roll and some rubber bands
lol 4200 dollars goddamn
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The price I dont want to state here
changes in the specs are made in the future during the building process
Cool guitar! 28 frets... wow! What does a melted fretboard and headstock look like?
Also I seen you got the tune-o-matic bridge but it said it was not available on 8 string models. I didn't know if you had noticed that or not.
thank you.... can't wait to get it!
the melted fretboard looks similiar to this http://www.conklinguitars.com/bizar...nedfretmelt8jpg
the tune o matic bridge was my mistake.... bolded the wrong thing....
Non-locking tremolo and Sperzel locking tuners
I guess that was my choice..... but have still much time to decide
what would you change with the specs?
Thats gonna be one bad ass intrument!
I think the woods and hardware are all great choices. The only thing I would suggest different would be the bridge. They say they would mill a custom trem bridge for $1500, but I know I would get a Kahler trem.
Kahler USA will also make you a custom bridge to spec if you ask them, but I have no ideal how much it would cost. I ( as well as many others ) consider Kahler to be the best trem bridges ever made.
Edit:That and I would get a Flying V body shape with everything black... so black, lol :lhdevil:
haha alright..... I'll them that with the bridge,.....
i think 8 strings for a guitar (or more) is kind of rediculous. i mean, the 7 sting was cool, and a good idea, but, like zertonshfits once said, if you want to get that low of tunings, just quit and play bass. but then again , i do like meshuggah...
See, i do play bass and that is the thing, i want a guitar because i like the high end and the soloing capabilities n such (not to say you cant solo with a bass, i love primus) but i also love the bass so i want an instrument that covers a large spectrum. and there is no way i can get a custom, it took me about 8 months to get this $400 i have now man...i suppose i may just have to settle for a 7 or just wait till im gettin some more dinero and get an 8 then...thanks anyways guys
or i could go the custom route, i could make one...i mean i have the stuff to do it but...so my new question is, does anyone know where i could get 8 string guitar pickups/bridges/necks? I can do the body myself, i have access to a plotter (a huge printer to print the outline of the body i want) and i have access to the power tools necessary. But getting the other parts i need might be pretty expensive. Well, any help would be appreciated, thx
man ive always wondered how much fun a 24+ fret guitar could be
Buy a baritone guitar, and tune it down to F ( that's Meshuggah's lowest note on their 8 stringers ). It will feel like a standard six string guitar tuned down to A ( I've down this before, and it does indeed work ).
That is an alternative, altough you miss the high end for the soloing
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