Jackson’s new 7-string and 8-string guitars Posted on Thursday, March 7th, 2013 at 3:00 pm. PT Written by Jim Dalrymple I can’t even imagine using an 8-string guitar. Marty They come with two extra fingers, right? Will Foy For real magic on 8-strings, check out Charlie Hunter. He’s in the jazz space, but wow: great band leader, great chops. Always funky, and honors the classics. Check out his cover of Epistrophy on an older record. http://twitter.com/CoreyTamas Joel In Real Life I will admit I kinda like this idea. How does the tuning work? Put a “b” on the bottom and an “a” on the top? a_dg Also check out another 8-string player, Tosin Abasi: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bt-RoSzsEKA PublicFarley While we’re on the topic of 8-string guitars; Here’s another awesome 8-string player…. Mr. Tony MacAlpine (http://www.tonymacalpine.com/). Amazing. guitarerjon Looking at the specs for the 8-string, it’s got one slightly higher and one lower string: D’Addario® XL NPS Singles, Gauges: .009, .011, .016, .026, .036, .046, .052, .070 What does one tune that .009 string to? An A? Wonder if you can hit the brown note with the .070?