I look for a new 8. Used to have a rg8 ibanez with abasi fluence i sold a while back, and just didn't have the time to replace. My budget would be around 2000$ but i could totally spend more. Sadly i am limited in terms of trying guitars. I have tried some strandbergs that i have in some local store, they were good, but they didn't click for me and the tuners were stiff. still they did vary in terms of comfort too, although they seemed to suit me well in terms of sound. I look for a versatile 8 string multiscale that won't look too big or massive that doesn't insist being a metal mechine (headless is nice just because of size) stainless steel are a must I have seen the corrent run of ormsby Goliath, but i dont like the esthetics of what they will offer in this run.