I've been looking around for a good place to get a custom 8 string from that won't force me to go into debt for years. I was looking around and I originally went to Mayones, since I had the pleasure of playing one a while ago and I love how they look but the pricing is way out of my budget. $4500+ for a stock standard bare bones 8 string? VERY steep but maybe. But add in ANY sort of customization? Not happening. I also went and looked at Carvin, but their options are somewhat lacking for what I wanted. What I was looking for is pretty specific, to their defense, but was also really simple so I was pretty disappoined. Carvin is in my price range, but for more options I started looking at Halo. They have a lot of good options and with their custom guitar builder I was able to replicate close to what I wanted for a reasonable price (close to $2000). However, I have heard some negative opinions about them and was wondering if anyone had any personal experience with them OR if anyone could help me locate another custom guitar company that would be better but also affordable.