Been a while since I've played an 8-string but have always wanted one. I wanted a MIJ one but I didn't want to spend much money and I figured that I have enough MIJ 7s so I opted for one of these. From Musician's Friend. Pics~ Some group pics.... I like the feel of the neck but the action is tad bit high for my tastes but I got used to it in no time. Sounds alright, I'm enjoying it.