So I've been playing off and on for about 18 years, I feel pretty confident in my learning ability and looking to bring my collection down to just one guitar. I've become interested in ERG's and really interested in multiscale 8 strings. The issue is that I have no way of playing any as I live in a rural area and when I get the chance to go Guitar Center in Little Rock they have a limited selection. I would have the chance to play a 7 string and see if I like that (I checked their online inventory) but no luck on 8 strings. Along with that, like I said it would be my only guitar, would this be unwise to only have an 8 string and on top of that buy one without ever having the chance to try out any kind of 8 string. I am a little more comfortable with the idea of the 7 since I can at least try one out, not the one I want but at least see what they are like. I'm not too worried about neck width as I played a classical guitar for a while and got used to a wide neck.