December 2019

8-String

ARTICLES

The World’s Weirdest Guitar Mods and Builds

December 5, 2019
Feast your eyes and ears on these 6-string mutants, monsters, and mooncalves—approved by Dr. Frankenstein, but ready to make great music.
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Kiesel Guitars Introduces the Type-X Series

December 4, 2019
All of the new models will be available in 6-, 7-, and 8-string versions along with the option for multiscale.
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Strandberg Introduces the Boden Metal Sarah Longfield Edition

August 1, 2019
Based on the popular Metal model, the guitars feature a chambered basswood body with a maple top and roasted maple neck with and ebony fretboard for a full yet punchy and cutting acoustic tonal character.
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Cort Extends Range of KX Series with New 8-String Model

May 16, 2019
The 26.5-to-28-inch multi-scale fretboard aims to keep the tension even across all the strings.
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Aristides Debuts Raw Series Guitars

April 25, 2019
The new lineup of guitars aim to give players the same quality and design, but with a simple and rugged finish process that lowers price while also decreasing build time.
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Solar Guitars Announces First 8-String Guitar

April 8, 2019
The brand-new model features two Duncan Solar humbuckers, an EverTune bridge, and an alder body.
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NAMM '19 - Abasi Concepts Larada Demo

January 26, 2019
The Animals As Leaders mastermind continues his hand at guitar design and unveils more options for his flagship instrument while teasing a more "traditional" model.
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Holy Grail Guitar Show '18 - Skervesen Guitars 4MDB: Tomáš Raclavský Signature Prototype Demo

May 30, 2018
The Polish guitar outfit demos an 8-string signature axe for Modern Day Babylon guitarist Tomáš Raclavský.
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Holy Grail Guitar Show - Red Layer Guitars Juggernaut Demo

May 23, 2018
Amsterdam builder Jort Heijen ups the Berlin show’s metal ante with the 8-string Juggernaut, which features stunning inlay work and a cool ported design.
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Ormsby Guitars Unveils the Goliath GTR

January 19, 2018
An ergonomic design that comes in 6-, 7-, and 8-string flavors.
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Rig Rundown: Animals as Leaders [2017]

December 20, 2017
Investigate how progressive rockers Tosin Abasi and Javier Reyes weave emotive jams with 16 strings, both tube heads and digital amp modelers, and a stockpile of stomps.
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PRS Unveils the Private Stock Custom 24 8-String

August 19, 2016
Only eight of these instruments will be made for August 2016, commemorating Private Stock’s 20th Anniversary.
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SNAMM '16 - Jackson Guitars Scott Ian King V KVT, SLAT7-FF, & SLAT8-FF Demos

July 20, 2016
Learn about some new extended-range instruments and get the scoop on the new signature axe for Anthrax's head thrasher.
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Fishman Unveils Fluence Modern 8-String Humbucker Pickup

July 17, 2015
Line of Multi-Voice pickups expands to include 8-string models.
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Legator Guitars Releases the Ninja Pro 300 Series

June 12, 2015
The Ninja Pro 300 is available in 6-, 7-, 8-, and 9-string versions.
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Musikmesse ' 15 - Aristides Instruments 060 and 080 Demos

May 5, 2015
See and hear samples of the Netherlands company's newest body style in 6- and 8-string configurations.
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Aristides Instruments Unveils the 080

April 22, 2015
The first model from the company to be constructed of 100 percent man-made materials and features no wood—not even the fretboard.
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Oakland Axe Factory Introduces Line of Headless Guitars

March 27, 2015
The new models will be available in 6-, 7-, and 8-string versions.
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NAMM '15 - Kiesel Guitars Neil Zaza Signature California Carved Top & Vader V8 Demos

February 16, 2015
The offspring of Carvin launches their first signature and 8-string axes.
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B.C. Rich Releases Six Extended Range Guitars

September 4, 2014
All six models are now available worldwide in iconic Warlock, V and Villain body shapes.
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