Jackson’s new 7-string and 8-string guitars

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.

  • 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? 🙂