#1
I received this one in my hotel room, the very night before the Musikmesse. It was love at first sight! Here's a very tired Fred surveying his two demo axes, namely my beaten up S2 7-string and the lovely Spider 8-string:


The DiMarzio D-Activator 8 prototypes took a while to arrive, but they managed to be fit in the nick of time:


And here she is, right off the workbench:




Quick test prior to a demo at the Jaden Rose stand at the Musikmesse:


Everyone and their dog wanted to buy my guitar as opposed to ordering one from Jaden, so we had to improvise a bit :


Here she is in action, being played by Doug Campbell (Blackmachine) and I at the Diezel booth - I was REALLY eager to hear this one through the Herbert. Sound quality wasn't stellar due to the camera mic not really fancying the postioning, I think, but it should give you an idea. Doug laughing the moment we plugged her into the Herbert is the highlight, for me! Haha!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6_yt8g5m1_E

Specs are:
- African Mahogany body, red oiled finish;
- 27" bubinga neck with maple fretboard;
- 24 Gold Evo frets;
- DiMarzio D-Activator 8 pickups (these are protos, but production units are the very same thing);
- Hipshot hardware

As usual, feel free to ask any questions!
#2
how can people play that neck?
really i can hardly imagine people playing that and thinking wow this guitar plays awesome.
on note it looks sexy, love how the jack input is placed.
#3
It's actually a very comfy neck, probably due to not going overboard with the whole baritone thing, and to the profile itself. I have quite small hands as well, so I don't think people would have any trouble coping with the dimensions of said neck.

If you're going from that to a regular 6-string, though, it almost feels as if you playing a toothpick, though.
#5
Epic.

I am pulling the trigger on a Series 2 in September, so its always great to hear good things about Jaden.

I loved the clips too.

Doug is much younger than I thought he would be.

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#8
Love the videos Fred, while aesthetically it's not my thing, i'm sure profile wise and tonally it sounds fantastic in person!

Congrats man
#9
Really cool guitar. This is an interesting new trend, I'd really like to get my hands on an 8 string and try to play it.
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