Talk:Eight-string guitar

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Picture added. HelgeTaksdal 14:05, 12 December 2006 (UTC)

No mention of many lap steels having eight (or ten) strings? For shame. -- A guest

Related move[edit]

See Talk:Twelve string guitar#Requested move, which proposes that other articles conform to the naming convention already adopted by this one. However if this move is rejected, it could be seen as a precedent for moving this article. Andrewa (talk) 15:39, 20 August 2008 (UTC)

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are there any electric 8 string guitars like that one? --Bodigami (talk) 13:49, 10 July 2009 (UTC)

I don't think so, Bodi. I just bought a brand new Agile Intrepid, and broke 2 high E strings trying to up-tune, and the highest I could get without snapping a string was F# and even then there's way too much tension on the neck (I have written some music that doesn't need to go lower than the low E string, but DOES need to climb higher than the high E). You prolly already know this, but there's no way around it - the extra long scale is meant for the 2 extra strings to be the bass strings, for extreme-doom-metal or Korn rock. I looked at the website mentioned in the article for the strings made by Octave4plus, but after researching their text I have concluded (without contacting them to talk it out, though) that although these strings are a breakthrough, the unbearable tension on the guitar will still be there. I called South Austin Music cuz they're lap-steel specialists, thinking maybe lap-steel strings could be the answer but alas, lap-steel guitars have short scales. They're advice was to go with a short scale guitar (or mandolin) but then you can't get 8 strings - you're back with the plain ol' six string guitar again. What I've decided to do, is just play around with alternate tunings and maybe a capo (or TWO capos, cuz the fretboard is so wide!!) We should keep asking the companies for a high 8-String though, because I have noticed there's a lot of new brands of guitars I've never heard of before on eBay with some pretty radical designs going on. The future looks good for radical stuff; looking at all these new guitar designs gave me a rush I haven't felt since the '80s! Hanz ofbyotch (talk) 17:37, 30 March 2010 (UTC)

This 8-string guitar is not mentioned in the article[edit]

In the article I do not see any mention of Schecter's Spine-8 guitars. They are an 8-string model in the Diamond Series released in 2008-2009. They have the 26.5-inch scale length and they too were made in only two sets of 50 total. There were 50 with "Blood Red" color and 50 with "Bio-Tech Silver" color. The Spine-8 was a Limited Edition of the Devil Spine model. The Devil Spine features custom graphics and inlays superimposing a spine across the neck and body of the guitar.

I believe that Bio-Tech was the graphics company that did the design for the Devil Spine guitars, but I can't find any resources to back this up. If it wasn't Bio-Tech, who was it? Schecter's page refers to the Devil Spine as the "S-1 Spine" and says it "...was a cool looking graphic model that we did for 2 years." Does this imply the graphics were done by Schecter?

Were there any left-handed Spine-8 guitars made? I can't find mention of any. This page explicitly states "Left Hand Availability: None".

I did not find a picture of the 8-string model on Schecter's site. I did find pictures on reseller sites, such as the link above and this one. StampyTheElephant (talk) 05:38, 13 August 2011 (UTC)

The Octo is not a new instrument[edit]

The Octo, a guitar with 4 pair of strings, in the fashion of a 12 string guitar's pairs, has existed in Central and South American music for quite some time. — Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 15:50, 12 October 2011 (UTC)

Octo is very different from 12 string guitars where strings work in pairs. - MicMicMic (talk) 21:22, 2 March 2013 (UTC)