I was flirting with buying a 7 string for some time and maybe a multiscale. After rejecting many 7 strings in the used market (did not want to pay what they are asking for the new ones as I am not active with a band or recording) I found a used 8 string multiscale on Reverb and said what the hell. It arrived in record time and I played it twice so far due to work and responsibilities. Tuning it came with was F#, B, E, A, D, G, B, E but I want to detune at least to C#. If you have suggestions for other tunings let me know. I play songs from all tunings, from standard to sludge. The shop gauge it came with was 10, 13 , 17, 30, 42, 54, 64, 74. Since I plan to go 1 1/2 semitones down what gauge do you guys suggest for a multiscale? This is both my first 8 string / multiscale owned so any advice is appreciated. Specs: Jackson Soloist Archtop Slat 8 FF 8 string Multi Scale guitar, from 2016, in Black High Gloss, Made in Indonesia, with a Basswood body, 26 ″ -28 ″ scale, 1P Maple Neck-Thru with graphite reinforcement, Rosewood (Pre Convention Stock) Dalbergia Latifolia) fretboard, with neck and headstock binding, 24 Jumbo Frets, Monorail Saddle Bridge, String-Thru-Body, 2 x EMG 909 X Humbucker pickup Pictures are the shop's ones, since they are clear and I don't have time but I added 1-2 of my own. Impression so far: The guitar feels heavy but manageable, for its price it has good craftmanship and I spotted nothing to seriously complain about. Definitely good value for money, the bridge and tuners may be switched in the future but I will be waiting for them to show wear or a problem first. The EMG 909 are the X version (perhaps the signature model of Rapper DMX?), I know that some hate them but they are decent, especially for the Jackson X series level. Apparently now they have the plain 909 in the new models. I feel that the X version of the EMGs improves on some aspects of the standard model and misses on some others. There are discussions in other threads on this of course. The neck is thin and fast, like the standard soloist, the 8 string version gives an odd impression though, not a bad one of course. Regarding the multiscale part, the frets are really slanted for the higher (near the head stock) frets and this gives me some trouble during playing on the thinner strings there. I am adjusting very fast to the guitar though and playing is enjoyable if not challenging. The frets go straight very fast as we go lower and the lower frets bring the slant back nicely so the solos (which was the reason I aimed for a multiscale) do not give me problems at all. Some may find the 26-28 scale uncomfortable though so keep that in mind before buying one as the distances are a constant challenge. The guitar looks sleek even if some of its parts are not of the premium line. I would recommend it in other words. This is what I have so far, I will post more opinions as I study it more. the guitar was marked as used but it seems like a B-stock or a return from someone who did not adapt well. It came with a hideous used Stagg bag (from the shop as a gift, no thanks!) which does not even fit the guitar properly, on the hunt for a case or bag right now.