X7 8-String

This unique 8-string is based on our X7 travel guitar. We took a standard X7 and modified the headstock to fit eight tuners, four full-size Gotoh 510 on the main strings and 510 mini on the octaves to create some visual differentiation. It is tuned eEaAdDgG, kind of like an 8-string bass, but an octave higher. Another interesting custom project.
  • WE DID 8 String, Nut Width

Scale length: 24”/610mm
Nut width: TBC
Bridge spacing: TBC
Overall length: 34”/870mm
Max body width: 13.5” /340mm
Max body depth: 3 ¾”/95mm
Max body length: 16 ½”/420mm
Weight: 3.5lbs/1.6kg
Frets: 20 medium stainless steel frets
Tuners: Gotoh 510 Tuners 18:1 ratio (cosmo black) on the main strings, Gotoh 510 Minis on the octaves
Nut/Saddle: Graphtech low friction nut and saddle
Bridge: Graphtech bridge pins with Paua shell inlay
Pickup: B-Band A3T preamp with undersaddle pickup and built-in tuner
Veneer: None
Colour: Black
Finish: High gloss finish on all surfaces

our working processin 3 steps

We are always happy to advise you on the many custom possibilities available here at Emerald Custom Shop, so feel free to contact us any time!

browse & be inspired

Browse through the Emerald Custom Shop Portfolio and see all the possibilities and choose the Custom Shop options you would like on your instrument.

contact & develop

Send the Emerald Guitars team a custom shop query who in turn give you a quote and subsequently will advise you in finalising your Emerald Custom Shop instrument.

place your order

Once your dream instrument is finalised, your order will be processed and then all that’s left to do is wait for the Emerald Custom Shop team to complete your built-to-order instrument.


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