Sorry for the repost; I posted in the wrong forum accidentally. -_- figured this was more appropriate.

Okay; sorry for (probably) clogging up the forums, but I couldn't find any other related threads.

Ok, so I am a Blues and Jazz player, who also takes a slight interest in tech death. I am currently putting money aside on a regular basis to get myself either http://tiny.cc/aneightstring an eight string only in white (the link was miles long i shortened it), or a nice fender strat which I would mod, put in a synth pickup and a custom made scratch plate.

so far i can see pros as:
on the eight string; 4 octave range (when tuned to drop e), can also play more convincing bass lines on it, i could finally seal the deal on playing bass lines and chord lines/solos simultaneously, can also play tech death, generally awesome guitar.

Cons for 8 are: shitty pickups for jazz imo, very expensive to source the strings in the long run, getting a shell case for that thing will be a bitch.

my budget is roughly a max of £1200. basically, in your opinion, if you acquired a grand out of nowhere, what would you choose? (knowing the pit, the word fender will probably come up a lot)

thanks for your time. =]
Quote by EndTheRapture51
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ESP for 7/8 string guitars.

And you're not in the pit. Also, Fender don't do 8 string guitars (unless you're Terje Rypdal).
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nah i meant an 8 string, or a six string fender.
Quote by EndTheRapture51
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Why would you get a 6 string if you're looking for an 8 string? They don't really adapt to each other very well.

I guess you could find a middle ground with a 7 string or a baritone, though?

It seems like you're more interested in an 8 string - I doubt a synth pickup would be very useful in actual practice, though it is a cool idea.

I vote 8 string out of the two options you presented.

I wouldn't get a Schecter though. The neck will be bigger than you!
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i'd be ultra keen for an 8.
but id also be uber keen for a baritone 6 string.
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