Eight String Classical Guitar

Date Completed: 
Wednesday, September 22, 2021

I had originally planned to make this a six string guitar but converted the project into an eight string upon a request. I find that many players don't fret the extra lower two strings anyway, so I trimmed away neck and fretboard to maintain my original neck joining process. The headstock was very improvised. Obviously most 8 string guitars have a symmetrical arrangement of the tuning machines. This asymmetry allows for the G and D strings (3rd and 4th) to remain on the top of the headstock. This facilitates the transition between a traditional guitar tuning order and this eight string. The guitar has an adjustable truss rod and the plate covering it at the headstock serves as a convenient medium for guiding the strings to the nut.