Washburn 8 string

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  1. stuglue

    stuglue SS.org Regular

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    Has anyone tried one of these? No one seems to mention them.
    Its got the Stephens cutaway for upper fret access (like the N4)

    Thoughts?
     
  2. HeHasTheJazzHands

    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    They're not out until next month.
     
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    mphsc lover of fine woods

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    the Proto on Ebay looks like the pu's were mounted for a 25.5 scale.
     
  4. HeHasTheJazzHands

    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    Someone who bought a proto said it wasn't really good at all, so it was probably just a test batch or something.
     
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    I definitely see what you're gettin at. The 808's do seem rather close together considering the 28" scale. The front pickup is awful close to the fretboard as well. It looks like a 28" neck bolted on to a body with 25.5" bridge placement and pup routing (perhaps not really 28"?)... or something :scratch: It only has 24 frets....

    IDK. I'd have to pick one up then measure it :lol:

    URL for reference: http://i.ebayimg.com/t/Washburn-One-Off-Factory-Sample-8-String-Electric-Guitar-Satin-Black-/00/s/MTU3Nlg3NDc=/z/0qwAAOxyrxZR3Knq/$(KGrHqJ,!roFG9l6LjpoBR3Knp0t4g~~60_57.JPG

    I kinda liked my old Washburn VW16 G11. I'd definitely be interested in tryin one of these out :hbang:
     
  6. HeHasTheJazzHands

    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    I thought the Washburn 8-string was 27''?

    But yeah, the pickups ARE really close together, while the mockups they posted showed them far apart.

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    It is 27".

    I was just looking at it, and then my brain farted really hard and decided to make me type 28"... twice.

    Edit: thrice times actually....
     
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    Tesla Augmented User

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    I do like the headstock on these...although if it was reversed it'd be perfect.

    Anyone know how much these are gonna sell for?
     
  9. UV7BK4LIFE

    UV7BK4LIFE Schecter A7 addict

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    Oh wow. That shape, that headstock. They surely did it right. GAS strikes again...
     
  10. HeHasTheJazzHands

    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    I wanna know the same thing before my GAS sets in. :lol:
     
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    The Spanish Inquisition Unexpected

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    It looks like how the 8 string line of the Esp Horizons should've looked.
     
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    looks killer. cant wait to play them
     

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