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Schecter C-8 Deluxe Satin Black

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Solar Guitars A1.8C Carbon Black Matte

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Schecter C-8 Deluxe Satin White

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Schecter Demon-8 Aged Black Satin

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Schecter Omen 8 Vintage White

Schecter Omen 8 Vintage White

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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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Jackson JS32-8 Dinky Arch Top Satin Black Amaranth Fingerboard

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ESP LTD EC-258 Black Satin 8 String

ESP LTD EC-258 Black Satin 8 String

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Schecter Demon 8 Vintage White

Schecter Demon 8 Vintage White

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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

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Legator Performance Series Ghost 8 Flamingo

Legator Performance Series Ghost 8 Flamingo

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Legator X Series Ghost 8 Amethyst #22151

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Legator X Series Ninja 8FX Nexus

Legator X Series Ninja 8FX Nexus

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Legator X Series Ninja 8FX Nexus #222640

Legator X Series Ninja 8FX Nexus #222640

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Legator X Series Ninja 8FX Ruby

Legator X Series Ninja 8FX Ruby

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Ormsby Goliath Kris Xen Signature 8 String Strawberry Storm

Ormsby Goliath Kris Xen Signature 8 String Strawberry Storm

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Schecter Omen Elite-8 Multiscale See Thru Blue Burst

Schecter Omen Elite-8 Multiscale See Thru Blue Burst

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Schecter Damien-8 Multiscale Satin Black

Schecter Damien-8 Multiscale Satin Black

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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 Charcoal Black #C2100086

Strandberg Boden Original NX 8 Charcoal Black #C2100086

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Strandberg Boden Original NX 8 Charcoal Black #C2110062

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Strandberg Boden Original NX 8 Charcoal Black #C2100097

Strandberg Boden Original NX 8 Charcoal Black #C2100097

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Strandberg Boden Original NX 8 Charcoal Black #C2110898

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Strandberg Boden Original NX 8 Charcoal Black #C2113210

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Strandberg Boden Original NX 8 Charcoal Black #C2113122

Strandberg Boden Original NX 8 Charcoal Black #C2113122

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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

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Strandberg Boden+ NX 8 True Temperament Twilight Purple

Strandberg Boden+ NX 8 True Temperament Twilight Purple

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Strandberg Boden Standard NX 8 Charcoal

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Strandberg Boden Standard NX 8 Blue

Strandberg Boden Standard NX 8 Blue

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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, 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.