Hello. For some reason my first thread I made disappeared this morning. I want to make a guitar for myself. It would be my first time and I know this is probably a jump but I wanna make an 8 string. I just have a few questions and would like to hear everyone's input. 1. I want to do a 5 piece neck through design. 27" scale. How wide should I make the neck for 8 strings? I want to use an ebony fret board and I cant find anything for an 8 string, do I need to get a 5 string bass fret board? 2. I want to do a 3 piece laminate style body. whats a good thickness for the layers? and I put the pieces of wood through a wood planer correct? 3. I know that i have to use a digital caliper and stewmac's scale fret placement calculations, but how deep to I cut into the fret board to place the frets? and whats the best way to crown and level them? 4. I'm looking to do a fixed bridge, and maybe a string through design as well... best suggestions for a bridge? 5. I cant find a package of 8 tuning pegs anywhere, or a nut wide enough for an 8, do I have to buy two packages of 6 tuning pegs?? Sorry If i asked too many questions. I'm sure I'll come up with more as I go along, especially with the electronics... Thanks for your time!!