8-string electric guitars are certainly not as common as 6-string guitars - or for that matter, even 7-strings. Of course, the reason is because this added level of versatility was meant for guitarists with a high level of intricate skill. Musical styles like jazz, classical and even metal are known for their complexity, and today's line of 8-string electric guitars are offered by brands who are closely tied to those genres. From Ibanez and Schecter to ESP, Jackson and B.C. Rich, all these guitar companies can be found on this page showcasing their own impressive 8-string electric guitar models.
If you've never played an 8-string electric guitar and came to this catalog because you're thinking about trying one out, we'll suggest starting with one of the more moderately-priced axes. There are many affordable top sellers here, including the Ibanez RG8 8-String Electric Guitar. Available in your choice of black or white, this guitar has the slim, easy-to-play Wizard neck that makes guitars in the Ibanez RG Series so popular with shredders. It also has specially-designed Ibanez IBZ humbucking pickups to evenly produce the wide frequencies you want from all 8 strings.
Now, as you've probably expected, this section is jam-packed with 8-string electric guitars for professionals. In fact, many 8-string electric guitars are made in collaboration with famous players. Take for example, the ESP LTD Javier Reyes JR-608 8-String Electric Guitar. As a member of the progressive metal band Animals as Leaders, Reyes has earned himself much acclaim for his jaw-dropping guitar performances. His signature model guitar features neck-through construction for top-notch sustain, 24 extra-jumbo frets for easy playability and JR-VTM pickups with a 5-way super switch and coil-tapping. In other words, the JR-608 is perfect for any player who wants a challenge.
And there are other signature edition 8-string electric guitars here as well. Industry heavyweights like Tosin Abasi and acclaimed groups like Meshuggah have loaned their names to Ibanez and stunning 8-string axes have been created in the process. The fact that you're browsing these guitars is a good indication that you have some extraordinary guitar abilities - and rest assured, there's an 8-string electric guitar here that will put your hard-earned talents in the spotlight.
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