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Strandberg Boden Standard 8 Maple Flame Blue

Strandberg Boden Standard 8 Maple Flame Blue

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Schecter C-8 Deluxe Satin Black

Schecter C-8 Deluxe Satin Black

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Strandberg Boden Standard 8 Maple Flame Black

Strandberg Boden Standard 8 Maple Flame Black

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Schecter Hellraiser C-8 Black

Schecter Hellraiser C-8 Black

£999.00 £1,049.00
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Schecter Demon 8 Crimson Red Burst

Schecter Demon 8 Crimson Red Burst

£539.00 £579.00
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Jackson X Series Soloist Archtop SLATX8Q Quilt Maple MultiScale Trans Black Burst

Jackson X Series Soloist Archtop SLATX8Q Quilt Maple MultiScale Trans Black Burst

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Schecter Hellraiser C-8 Black Cherry

Schecter Hellraiser C-8 Black Cherry

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Ibanez RG5328 Lightning Through A Dark

Ibanez RG5328 Lightning Through A Dark

£1,649.00 £1,869.00
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Schecter Banshee Elite-8 Cat's Eye Pearl

Schecter Banshee Elite-8 Cat's Eye Pearl

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Solar Guitars A1.8C Carbon Black Matte

Solar Guitars A1.8C Carbon Black Matte

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Ibanez RGMS8 Iron Label Multi Scale 8 String Black

Ibanez RGMS8 Iron Label Multi Scale 8 String Black

£529.00 £579.00
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Ibanez FTM33 Fredrik Thordendal Signature Weathered Black

Ibanez FTM33 Fredrik Thordendal Signature Weathered Black

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Jackson JS32-8 Dinky Arch Top Satin Black Amaranth Fingerboard

Jackson JS32-8 Dinky Arch Top Satin Black Amaranth Fingerboard

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Solar Guitars A1.8D Natural Distressed Matte

Solar Guitars A1.8D Natural Distressed Matte

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Strandberg Boden Original NX 8 Charcoal Black

Strandberg Boden Original NX 8 Charcoal Black

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Strandberg Boden Original NX 8 Earth Green

Strandberg Boden Original NX 8 Earth Green

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Strandberg Boden Metal NX 8 Black Granite

Strandberg Boden Metal NX 8 Black Granite

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Jackson DKA8 Pro Series Metallic Black (Pre-Owned)

Jackson DKA8 Pro Series Metallic Black (Pre-Owned)

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Legator Performance Series Ghost 8 Cali Cobalt

Legator Performance Series Ghost 8 Cali Cobalt

£899.00
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About 8 String Guitars

8 string guitars are becoming more and more popular as heavier music progresses and the need to go lower and heavier increases. 8 string electric guitars are an important part of what is known as 'extended range' guitars, since they not only have two more strings than a standard guitar, they require a longer neck to intone the notes properly.

8 string guitars have an additional low 'B' string and an 'F#' for notes that go lower than an electric guitar ever has before. Ibanez were the first mainstream company to offer a mass production 8 string guitar but they have since been joined by lots of other manufacturers including Jackson, Strandberg and particularly Schecter who offer a wide selection of 8 string guitars in all price brackets. These are all available from the guitarguitar website and from our stores.

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: What does 'fanned fret' mean?
Fanned frets is a way of installing frets on a guitar to ensure even intonation on every note. The frets are not uniformly straight as on a regular guitar but laid down in a gentle and carefully calculated fan formation. This actually means that a fanned fret guitar has two scale lengths, or rather a scale length that gradually changes as the frets spread out. Higher, lighter strings have a slightly lower scale length than the bottom low strings, which have a longer scale length due to the fan. 8 strings guitars benefit from the multi-scale fan fret method since the difference in string size and pitch is compensated well.
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: Which brand offers the largest choice of 8 string guitars?
Schecter offer the most choice. Our bestselling 8 string models tend to be from Schecter, Strandberg and Ibanez.