Hi guys, I've been debating if I want an 8 string or not. I think I still consider myself a 7 string guy, but it wouldn't be bad just to have one for songwriting/creative reasons. Now the only local guitar store that has one is my guitar center ,and it has an Ibanez RG8 for $400. The reviews seem mixed, and I've always thought a new guitar sub $500 is potentially not worth it. But does anyone have any experience with one/thoughts? I could always just try it out to see if I want to pull the trigger on an 8 string (which I will do regardless) and then go on reverb etc and possibly buy used what you guys would suggest instead (like a Schecter?) I imagine my budget is like absolute $500 though if I can go the $300-$400 route that would be better.