Anyone checked out the Dean RC8?

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    I know they were both at NAMM, but to my knowledge neither has shipped to dealers.

    I know the fanned model is limited to only 25 pieces world wide.
     
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    I really want to try the fanned one out, hopefully they carry them around here, but I doubt they will :(
     
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    You could be one of the lucky 25. U never know haha
     
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    These aren't going to be cheap, but that is the UK import price, which is a good deal more than what it'll probably go for here in the US.
     
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    My bud is taking lessons with Rusty and got to try the fanned 8 a week or so ago. He came :lol:
     
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    I don't even want to imagine what thats going to cost.
     
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    It's too bad that the description of the fanned-fret model only gives one scale. Is that 25.5" on the bass side or the treble side?

    Not really my style on many levels, but good to see another company expanding the 8-string stable!
     
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    ^^^^^^^ nvm. "High A to Low B" - I'm guessing 25.5" on the bass side.
     
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    His Conklin had 23.5-25.5" scales I believe, so I'd imagine that's what the Dean has :shrug:
     
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    Played one at Drumcityguitarland recently.

    Only 25 are fanned fret by the way...
    And it plays like the RC7, just on an 8 string with different frets haha.
    Not too much of a difference, but it's awesome!
     
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    The headstock is prohibitively ugly too :squint:
     
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    I swear a saw a $2499 street price for the fanned one, doesn't seem all that high to me. Even the $2999 I'm seeing when I search now doesn't seem absurdly high for an instrument like that.

    You absolutely cannot get anything made for a high A like that anywhere else without going full custom and spending at least that much money.
     
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    Rondo is currently offering a 24-25.5" fan as a $200 option on this round of custom builds, so you could conceivably get an 8 that would handily take a high A for well under half of what Dean is charging, and with much more flexibility on the other specs.
     
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    I don't think 24" will be even close to short enough for A with normal strings, not to mention no Agile I've ever played is anything like a quality USA-made (or Japanese) instrument.

    In fact I'm skeptical of 23.5" being short enough really, otherwise I'd probably have one on order :lol:

    For my own "one of these years I'll buy/build it" custom I was planning on using more like 22" scale for the high A. Something like a 22-26" 8-string for AEADGCEA is what I have in my head. If the RC8 turns out to be capable of the high A then I might try to buy one before putting the time/money into a full custom.
     

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