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Old 12-29-2013, 03:13 AM
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Hi there! I've wanted an 8 string almost since I first got into shred music, but being an average teenager I didn't have a budget for one. Thus, rather than buying the cheapest thing I could find I decieded to build a proper one myself over summer. Of course, I did not have the slightest idea of how f(am I allowed to swear? :b ) hard it is to build a guitar. One year later, the current state of the project:

(Any advice is appreciated, though don't be too exigent! I'll upload later a pic of my tools so you can have a laugh! )
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Old 12-30-2013, 11:44 AM
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Saludos amigo, bienvenido a Shred!

That's a great looking project you got going there! There is no need to be embarrassed about your tools, or how you got to this point...the important thing is your doing it yourself, and it looks awesome!

Keep us posted with specs(like what is the scale length & pickups)and future pics
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ĄGracias por la bienvenida, mi buen amigo!

-The scale length will be 25.5" (yep, that's a really thick 8th string!)
-Pickups are Seymour Duncan Blackouts
-Bridge is a HALO Guitars custom made (By FAR the most expensive part of the guitar! It costs 200 dollars, which is 1/3 of the guitar's total investment price, but I couldn't find any other 8 string TOM, and I love TOM bridges so much)
-Machine heads are Grovers (18/1)
-3 way switch
-Wood is birch for the body, mahogany for the neck and Indian rosewood for the fretboard. Something funny on this: I wanted to know if there was some special way of polishing birch, so I wrote on Google "polish birch". Google redirected me to "polish bitch" XD .
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Old 01-03-2014, 06:37 PM
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Hi there! After some enlightening guidance at sevenstring.org I decieded to make the scale length an inch longer.

Here you got pics of the neck's carvings. What do you think of it?
Plus, you get a pic of what I've used yo build the guitar so far XD.
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Old 01-16-2014, 05:55 PM
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It took me a while, but here's how it's going:
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Looks great!
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