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# 74: baritone guitar 8-string

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# 74: baritone guitar 8-string

#74 baritone guitar 8-string

August 2013.

To suit very low tunings, a regular 8-string guitar would give problems with string tensions. For #74 we decided to use a baritone scale, around 30.3" to get the string length between a regular guitar and a bass guitar. The instrument is build up around a neckblock that runs through the body, an eight string Kahler tremolo and eight Schaller locking tuners. The tuners are customized so the lowest 0.080 bassstring can be fit on without problems.
The customer wanted to have a more traditional body shape, and passive electronics that fits both rock and jazz styles. The pickup is a custome made 8-string Lollar humbucker with a focus on 70s jazzrock.
As a personal touch, the neck has an inlay at the 12th position as specified by the customer

body construction

fretboard leveling

Specifications

  • Bubinga arched top, handcrafted
  • Khaya mahogany body
  • Laminated neckblock maple / purpleheart
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Laminated ebony / maple / purpleheart head
  • 30.3" baritone scale
  • Kahler 2318 tremolo
  • Lollar custom made humbucker
  • Bourns 500k volume potmeter
  • Schaller M6 locking tuner
  • Oil / wax finish

specifications of #74 baritone guitar 8-string