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This was my second 8 string - I realised I wanted a multiscale and the options provided by the Fishman's sealed the deal. I wasn't fully prepared for how this guitar looks in the flesh - it's simply stunning and stands out from the plethora of black 8 strings otherwise available - the matching headstock is a nice touch too.

Setup was fantastic - nice low action, and no fret buzz at all, even with .80s in drop E - the multiscale clearly helps with the string tension down there. Sound wise it can be a little sterile when it's clean (especially in 'modern' mode) but more than makes up for that when dirt is applied. Engaging the vintage mode and the coil splits can also bring out some pleasingly classic rock tones - this can do so much more than djent.