Entry for November 2018's Guitar Of The Month is now open!
Everything posted by TekknoWaffle
My project of making an 8 string guitar from scratch. I am planning on building an 8 string guitar from scratch. Im just looking for some advise, this is my first guitar, and i know and 8 string is not the best build for a first timer, but i have my heart set on it and i am fairly confident i can do it. I have basic woodworking skills and access to most necessary tools and facilities. I also have a mentor who has made many guitar in the past, although he has never made an 8 string and doesn't know to much about them. I have a budget of around $1200 - $150 and i kinda know what parts i want. In terms of wood, i was thinking full mahogany body with a flamed or quilted maple top, maple neck somewhere between 27" and 28" and an ebony fretboard. With the hardware, I was looking at EMG 808's or 808x's for my pickups, but i'm still unsure of things like the wiring sets that can be used for an eight string. Is it the same as a six? And i'm also not sure about the bridge. What would be the best one and where can i purchase it from at the cheapest price? Any information about making an 8 string is greatly appreciated. Thank you. - Josh
Hey Jadaegd Its actually almost done! Im just about to start staining. IM doing a blood red sunburst from the centre of the body, fading out into a jet black. It wasnt as much of a hassle as i thought it would be! Ive got all the hardware and parts, and the few tools and machines i have in my workshop were more than enough for me to build this amazing guitar! when its finished, ill post a pic!