8 string CBG built Sept 2010
tuned dD gG BB EE

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Comment by ChickenboneJohn on March 21, 2011 at 3:32am
Neat idea of using the strat neck for 8 strings....and I love the sound of double course strung instruments...lots to think about here.
Comment by Soulcatcher & His DooFa Diddley on September 29, 2010 at 2:39pm
cool build matey.... i`ll have to put mine up on here!!
Comment by Doug Thorsvik on September 25, 2010 at 8:11pm

Sweet sound!!! I have been thinking about doing paired strings for awhile and you're video has me thinking about it again. Have fun with your well built instrument.

Comment by Mark Lillo on September 24, 2010 at 8:49pm
Well done. Love the idea, and you executed it very well.
Comment by Uncle John on September 24, 2010 at 8:07pm
WOWZA! That idea just floored me. Why have I not seen this before? Great build. Super electronics. Really nice and FULL sound. You played well, but I agree with Keni Lee on recomending open G (DGBD). I have played my 4 strings DGBE and open G and find open G more fun. Of course you can go back and forth between the 2 tunings easily enough. Wow... I have an old strat type head and I am tempted to try 2 doubled strings instead of 4. Probably double on the 4th and then ? I am not sure.... Keni Lee, you are a tuning master. What 2 doubled strings?
Comment by Keni Lee Burgess on September 24, 2010 at 10:14am
Nice build. Definitely gives you that 12 string tone without the wide nut and also having to tune another 4 strings. LOL You should consider tuning the high string down to d and playing in open G. You might have to use a heavier gauge on the high d, if you want the correct string tension to play bottleneck. Please check out my instructional CD 5 on ebay. (www.ebay.com search: keni lee) I have found that the chord inversions work out much nicer on a 4 string in open g, than in the tuning you are now. Nice playing by the way too. Thanks for sharing. Enjoy.
Comment by David L. on September 24, 2010 at 9:06am
I wanted a 12 string guitar until I found out how fat the necks are. I really like the slim feel of a strat type neck so opted for this 8 string build.

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