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This 8 string guitar is a really great starting point for those who want to explore the extended range guitars world. At first, Is not that easy to play when you don't have any experience on guitars of more than 6 strings but is not hard to get used to it, the whole guitar is ridiculously light weight (for an 8 string guitar), the 5 piece Wizard II-8 neck is really thin, Gibraltar type bridge and the S-series curved body are absolutely comfortable. The pickups do their job well, obviously they are not the best in the market, but they are nice if you are a beginner in the 8 string world. It has two main control knobs: Master Volume and Tone.
In my personal opinion, the only "bad" thing is that the default string gauge (.009/.011/.016/.024/.032/.042/.054/.065) is a little bit thin for this type of guitars. The 8th string is really loose so when you play harder styles and hit the string harder, it touches the pickups and for the same cause you have to be careful when playing with palm muting techniques.
Overall, is an absolutely nice and versatile guitar at an affordable price and a great way to start playing extended range guitars.