Hey guys I'm new to the forums and I was looking to see if anyone could give me some advice as to the 8 string that I should buy. First off, I'm pretty sure I'll be buying an Agile from Rondo's Music. Now here is what I think I am looking for: a longer scale (28.625), neck-thru, neck and bridge pickups (preferably EMGs), a fixed bridge, and an ebony or rosewood fretboard. Ok. Now that all seems fine to me, but I am definately a noobie when it comes to this. So I came to the forums in hopes that you more experienced players could guide me in my search for the perfect 8 string for me. Now here is my first question: how are the 8 string EMGs? I hear that it is usually just preference but give me your opinion. I'm looking for something with a full and deep tone, but not something that sounds like I'm playing a bass guitar under water. Another question I have concerning pickups is if the Cepheus pickups that are available in some models are any good. Does anyone have experience with them that could share some info on how they sound? And lastly, if neither of these pickups sound decent to you, please just tell me your favorite and a little information on how they sound. Now my second question deals more with Agile itself. On Rondo Music, there are two guitars that are ALMOST what I'm looking for. First, the Intrepid Pro 828 has everything, but it only has only one pickup and a maple fretboard. Second, the Interceptor Pro 828 has a trem. Now these things aren't exactly deal breakers, but if I'm going to spend my money I would like to get the right one. So my question is, if I were to order a custom Agile, say, an Interceptor with a fixed bridge, or an Intrepid with a second pickup installed, how would I go about getting the thing ordered and does anybody know what kind of price range I would be looking at? Thank you very much for any help, and I'm sorry if I sound like I don't know what I'm talking about, chances are I don't, but thank you.