I've been a lurker ever since I became interested in extended range guitars, so I thought it would be nice to introduce myself by posting pics of my custom 8 string guitar that is currently being built by Florian Lüttke from Unicut Guitars. I wanted a guitar I could use for virtually any style of music despite it being an 8 string and I dislike black guitars and active pickups anyway, which left me with no options except Agile, but I didn't want to order from Rondo because of their lack of warranty for international buyers. That's why I saved up and specced my dream guitar and also my first 8 string: Scale length: 27 inches, 24 frets + zero fret Body: RG style ash body Neck: seven piece maple/walnut Fretboard: maple, compound radius 16"-20" Pickups: 2 passive Häussel humbuckers with split-coil option via 2 push-pull volume potis Hardware: ETS custom bridge as suggested by Florian and Schaller M6 mini tuners String spacing is slightly more narrow compared to the Ibanez 8 strings, nut width is 54 mm The wood for the guitar, except for the walnut stripes. I was originally going for a swamp ash body, but Florian had a one piece body blank and a two piece body blank of ash that's been air-dried for 30 years in his stock. I chose the two piece because this guitar is supposed to last all eternity and I thought the figuring was rather interesting. The body next to the neck blank, there's a thin stripe of rosewood in the middle Detail shot of the headstock, it's got a nice ash veneer in order to match the body The body + the neck with the fretboard on it - I just love how pronounced the grain of the maple is The most recent one, showing the custom ETS 8 string bridge, which is looking pretty awesome in my opinion, and the ebony knobs I asked for. They're looking even better than I expected! The Häussels are going to arrive in about a week and Florian says he's going to be finished in about a month. The build was started in April, so everything went smoothly and fast. On top of that, it's costing me around as much as a new RG2228 in Europe. Concerning the natural finish, this is what's planned for the body and the headstock: http://www.conklinguitars.com/custo...String_Bass_Swamp_Ash_Black_Stain_3_large.jpg That's it for my introduction. I am glad to be part of the biggest community for ERG guitars on the web.