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Strandberg Boden Original NX 8 Charcoal Black

Strandberg Boden Original NX 8 Charcoal Black

£2,495.00
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Strandberg Boden Standard NX 8 Blue

Strandberg Boden Standard NX 8 Blue

£1,845.00
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Schecter C-8 MS Silver Mountain

Schecter C-8 MS Silver Mountain

£1,439.00
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Strandberg Boden Standard NX 8 Charcoal

Strandberg Boden Standard NX 8 Charcoal

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Strandberg Boden Metal NX 8 Black Granite

Strandberg Boden Metal NX 8 Black Granite

£2,199.00 £2,295.00
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Strandberg Boden Original NX 8 Earth Green

Strandberg Boden Original NX 8 Earth Green

£2,445.00
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Ibanez RG9PB 9 String Transparent Gray Flat

Ibanez RG9PB 9 String Transparent Gray Flat

£1,199.00
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Jackson JS Series Dinky Arch Top JS32-8 DKA Hardtail Satin Black Amaranth Fingerboard

Jackson JS Series Dinky Arch Top JS32-8 DKA Hardtail Satin Black Amaranth Fingerboard

£379.00 £429.00
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Schecter Omen Elite-8 Multiscale See Thru Blue Burst

Schecter Omen Elite-8 Multiscale See Thru Blue Burst

£879.00
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ESP LTD EC-258 Black Satin 8 String

ESP LTD EC-258 Black Satin 8 String

£599.00
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Schecter C-8 Deluxe Satin Black

Schecter C-8 Deluxe Satin Black

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£555.00
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Strandberg Boden Original NX 8 Natural Flame

Strandberg Boden Original NX 8 Natural Flame

£2,429.00
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Ibanez RGMS8 Iron Label Multi Scale 8 String Black

Ibanez RGMS8 Iron Label Multi Scale 8 String Black

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£649.00
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Schecter Omen-8 Black

Schecter Omen-8 Black

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£605.00
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Ibanez FTM33 Fredrik Thordendal Signature Weathered Black

Ibanez FTM33 Fredrik Thordendal Signature Weathered Black

£2,129.00
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Schecter C-8 Deluxe Satin White

Schecter C-8 Deluxe Satin White

£555.00
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Schecter Demon 8 Crimson Red Burst

Schecter Demon 8 Crimson Red Burst

£659.00
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Ormsby Goliath Kris Xen Signature 8 String Strawberry Storm

Ormsby Goliath Kris Xen Signature 8 String Strawberry Storm

£1,629.00
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Schecter Demon-8 Aged Black Satin

Schecter Demon-8 Aged Black Satin

£659.00
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Strandberg Boden Original NX 8 Natural Quilt

Strandberg Boden Original NX 8 Natural Quilt

£2,429.00
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Jackson X Series Dinky Arch Top DKAF8 Fan Fret Stained Mahogany

Jackson X Series Dinky Arch Top DKAF8 Fan Fret Stained Mahogany

£639.00 £769.00
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Schecter C-8 MS Silver Mountain Blood Moon

Schecter C-8 MS Silver Mountain Blood Moon

£1,439.00
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Jackson X Series Soloist Arch Top SLAT 8 Fan Fret Multi Scale Black

Jackson X Series Soloist Arch Top SLAT 8 Fan Fret Multi Scale Black

£899.00 £999.00
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Jackson DKAF8 MS Black

Jackson DKAF8 MS Black

£569.00 £679.00
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Schecter Omen Elite-8 Multiscale Charcoal

Schecter Omen Elite-8 Multiscale Charcoal

£879.00
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Ibanez RGDMS8 Classic Silver Metallic

Ibanez RGDMS8 Classic Silver Metallic

£1,169.00
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Schecter Demon 8 Vintage White

Schecter Demon 8 Vintage White

£659.00
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Schecter Omen-8 Walnut Satin

Schecter Omen-8 Walnut Satin

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£609.00
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Schecter Hellraiser C-8 Black Cherry

Schecter Hellraiser C-8 Black Cherry

£1,499.00
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Ibanez RG80F 8 String Iron Pewter (Ex-Demo) #210106198

Ibanez RG80F 8 String Iron Pewter (Ex-Demo) #210106198

£699.00 £919.00
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Ibanez Iron Label RGMS8 Black (Ex-Demo) #230501485

Ibanez Iron Label RGMS8 Black (Ex-Demo) #230501485

£449.00 £649.00
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Ormsby HYPE GTR 8 Shark Sunset

Ormsby HYPE GTR 8 Shark Sunset

£1,399.00 £1,999.00
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Schecter C-8 Multi Scale Silver Mountain Toxic Venom

Schecter C-8 Multi Scale Silver Mountain Toxic Venom

£1,439.00
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Ibanez RGDMS8 Classic Silver Matte (Ex-Demo) #240211916

Ibanez RGDMS8 Classic Silver Matte (Ex-Demo) #240211916

£899.00 £1,169.00
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Strandberg Boden Standard NX 8 Blue #C2209866

Strandberg Boden Standard NX 8 Blue #C2209866

£1,845.00
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Ibanez RG8EX 8 String Black Flat

Ibanez RG8EX 8 String Black Flat

£509.00 £579.00
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Cort KX508MS II Mariana Blue Burst

Cort KX508MS II Mariana Blue Burst

£989.00
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Music Man Majesty 8 Sanguine Red Ebony Fingerboard

Music Man Majesty 8 Sanguine Red Ebony Fingerboard

£4,499.00 £4,999.00
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Jackson Concept Series Limited Edition MDK8 MS Black

Jackson Concept Series Limited Edition MDK8 MS Black

£1,799.00 £1,959.00
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Schecter Omen Elite-8 Multiscale Black Cherry Burst

Schecter Omen Elite-8 Multiscale Black Cherry Burst

£879.00
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About 8-String Guitars

8 string guitars are an entirely new world of sounds, and have been around in some form or another much longer than many think. Over the years 8 string guitars have taken many forms with electric, acoustic, and semi-hollow guitars popping up before Ibanez released the first mass produced 8 string in 2007 and set the blueprint for what we know today. With the wide popularity of bands like Meshuggah, Animals as Leaders, and Periphery, major guitar brands have developed their own styles and specifications for 8 strings which has led to a large variety. Schecter, Ibanez, Jackson, Strandberg and many more now produce 8 strings to cater to the ever growing market of musicians exploring the instrument.

Why Should I Choose an 8-String Guitar?

  • Quickly becoming the new norm for contemporary and prog styles
  • Huge range of new tones and textures
  • The ability to create new alternate tunings

Frequently Asked Questions about 8 String Guitars

Question: What kind of music is played on an 8 string guitar?
Although there are no rules when it comes to what you can play on a particular instrument, it seems that most people who play extended range guitars like 8 strings belong in what we'd loosely term the contemporary metal camp. Modern metal and prog genres require guitars that can sound tight, low and fast. 8 string guitars give these players the range, lowness and response they need to perform the music that is in their heads.
Question: Which artists play an 8 string guitar?
The world has exploded with players making unique use of 8 string guitars, from riff masters like Meshuggah to virtuosos like Tosin Abasi, jazz players like Charlie Hunter, and progressive rock players like Josh Martin.
Question: What kind of strings are used on 8 string guitars?
Custom gauge 8 string sets are available from guitarguitar for your 8 string guitar. The two most often used gauges are .009-.065 which are good for playing solos and the heavier sounding .010-.074 which have more tension.
Question: Is it hard to play an 8 string guitar?
An 8 string guitar inherently come with a wider neck which can feel unnatural to some and natural to others. It's important to stretch your hands before diving in to the world of 8 strings, but once you do it's no harder than a 6 string!
Question: Should I get a 7 or 8 string guitar?
This is entirely up to what feels comfortable for you. Both styles of guitars provide different experiences and sounds. Some players who enjoy 8 string tunings feel more comfortable tuning down a 7 string. While some players enjoy the full 8 string experience.