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Best 8 String Electric Guitars in 2022

Here you'll find the best 8 string electric guitars.

We've found exactly 38 guitars like this in production this year. You can see them all by clicking on 'Load More' at the end of this list. You can use our filters to the left to see only the exact types of guitar you want. You can also click on "Compare" to get a deep spec comparison between two guitars of your choice. This list is updated daily automatically as we add new guitars to our database. We'll show you first the best ones according to our automated scoring system, which takes into account dozens of parameters to determine the build quality, playability, pickups quality, value for money and more.

1. Music Man Majesty 8

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Music Man Majesty 8
Playability 78
Sound 78
Build quality 90
Value for money 67
Overall Score 82
  • From Music Man's 2021 John Petrucci series
  • John Petrucci Signature
  • Made in United States
  • 8 strings
  • 27" to 25.5"'' scale
  • 17" Fretboard Radius
  • Basswood Wings, Mahogany through neck body
  • Mahogany neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: DiMarzio Dreamcatcher (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: DiMarzio Rainmaker (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Music Man Custom piezo hardtail bridge
  • 2 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • John Petrucci Neck-Through neck
  • 24 Medium Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • Schaller M6-IND locking (Chrome) tuners

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2. Ibanez RG5328 Prestige

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Ibanez RG5328 Prestige
Playability 78
Sound 80
Build quality 85
Value for money 76
Overall Score 81
  • From Ibanez's 2019 RG series
  • Made in Japan
  • 8 strings
  • 27"'' scale
  • 17" Fretboard Radius
  • Ash body
  • Maple/Wenge neck
  • Bound Macassar Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: DiMarzio Fusion Edge 8 (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: DiMarzio Fusion Edge 8 (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Gibraltar Standard II-8 bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Wizard-8 Bolt-On neck
  • 24 Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • Gotoh MG-T locking machine heads tuners

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3. Schecter C-8 Multiscale SLS Elite Evil Twin

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Schecter C-8 Multiscale SLS Elite Evil Twin
Playability 82
Sound 79
Build quality 80
Value for money 75
Overall Score 80
  • From Schecter's 2022 SLS Elite series
  • Made in South Korea
  • 8 strings
  • 27" to 25.5"'' scale
  • 20" Fretboard Radius
  • Swamp Ash body
  • Maple/Walnut/Padauk Multi-ply w/ Carbon Fiber Reinforcement Rods neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fishman Fluence Modern Ceramic (Humbucker/Active)
  • Neck pickup: Fishman Fluence Modern Alnico (Humbucker/Active)
  • Hipshot Hardtail (.125) w/ String Thru Body bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Ultra Thin C Neck-Through neck
  • 24 XL Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • Schecter Locking tuners

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4. ESP Stef B-8

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ESP Stef B-8
Playability 82
Sound 79
Build quality 79
Value for money 65
Overall Score 80
  • From ESP's 2008 Signature series
  • Stephen Carpenter Signature
  • Made in Japan
  • 8 strings
  • 27"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Alder body
  • 3pc Maple neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fishman Fluence SRC Signature (Humbucker/Active)
  • Middle pickup: Fishman Fluence SRC Signature (Humbucker/Active)
  • Neck pickup: (/)
  • Hipshot Fixed bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Thin U Neck-Through neck
  • 24 XL Jumbo frets
  • Sperzel Locking tuners
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5. ESP E-II HRF NT-8 Baritone

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ESP E-II HRF NT-8 Baritone
Playability 82
Sound 76
Build quality 79
Value for money 69
Overall Score 79
  • From ESP E-II's 2014 HRF series
  • Made in Japan
  • 8 strings
  • 27"'' scale
  • 15.75" Fretboard Radius
  • Alder body
  • 3pc Maple neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: EMG 81-8H (Humbucker/Active)
  • Neck pickup: EMG 85-8H (Humbucker/Active)
  • Hipshot w/ String Thru bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Thin U Neck-Through neck
  • 24 XL Jumbo frets
  • Gotoh Locking tuners

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6. ESP LTD JR-608

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ESP LTD JR-608
Playability 82
Sound 80
Build quality 78
Value for money 70
Overall Score 80
  • From ESP LTD's 2020 Signature series
  • Javier Reyes Signature
  • Made in Indonesia
  • 8 strings
  • 27"'' scale
  • 13.78" Fretboard Radius
  • Quilted Maple top
  • Swamp Ash body
  • 5Pc Walnut/Maple/Padauk neck
  • Macassar Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fishman Javier Reyes Open Core Humbucker (Humbucker/Active)
  • Neck pickup: Fishman Javier Reyes Open Core Humbucker (Humbucker/Active)
  • Hipshot w/ String Thru bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Bell knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • Thin U Neck-Through neck
  • 24 XL Jumbo frets
  • LTD Locking tuners

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7. Ibanez M8M

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Ibanez M8M
Playability 82
Sound 78
Build quality 76
Value for money 64
Overall Score 79
  • From Ibanez's 2020 M8M series
  • Marten Hagstrom Signature
  • Made in Japan
  • 8 strings
  • 29.4"'' scale
  • 16" Fretboard Radius
  • Alder wing body
  • Maple/Jatoba neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Lundgren Model M8 (Humbucker/Passive)
  • FX Edge III-8 bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • M8M Neck-Through neck
  • 24 Jumbo frets
  • Hipshot machine heads tuners

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8. Dean Exile Select 8 Multiscale Kahler

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Dean Exile Select 8 Multiscale Kahler
Playability 77
Sound 83
Build quality 74
Value for money 68
Overall Score 78
  • From Dean's 2021 Select series
  • Made in South Korea
  • 8 strings
  • 27" to 25.5"'' scale
  • 16" Fretboard Radius
  • Burled Maple top
  • Alder body
  • 3 Piece Maple neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Seymour Duncan Sentient (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Seymour Duncan Nazgul (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Kahler Multiscale Trem bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Slim D Bolt-On neck
  • 24 Jumbo frets
  • Grover 18:1 tuners

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9. Dean ML Select 8 Multiscale Kahler

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Dean ML Select 8 Multiscale Kahler
Playability 77
Sound 83
Build quality 74
Value for money 68
Overall Score 78
  • From Dean's 2021 Select series
  • Made in South Korea
  • 8 strings
  • 27" to 25.5"'' scale
  • 16" Fretboard Radius
  • Burled Maple top
  • Eastern Mahogany body
  • 3 Piece Maple neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Seymour Duncan Sentient (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Seymour Duncan Nazgul (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Kahler Multiscale Trem bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Slim D Bolt-On neck
  • 24 Jumbo frets
  • Grover 18:1 tuners

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10. Solar V1.8C

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Solar V1.8C
Playability 77
Sound 83
Build quality 75
Value for money 73
Overall Score 78
  • From Solar's 2021 Type V series
  • Made in Indonesia
  • 8 strings
  • 27"'' scale
  • 15.75" Fretboard Radius
  • Mahogany body
  • Maple neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Duncan Solar/Bridge (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Duncan Solar (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Evertune F-Type bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Solar C Shape Set neck
  • 24 XL Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • Solar 18:1 Locking Type tuners
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11. Solar V1.8C CANIBALISMO

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Solar V1.8C CANIBALISMO
Playability 77
Sound 82
Build quality 75
Value for money 73
Overall Score 78
  • From Solar's 2021 Type V series
  • Made in Indonesia
  • 8 strings
  • 27"'' scale
  • 15.75" Fretboard Radius
  • Swamp Ash body
  • Maple neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Duncan Solar/Bridge (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Duncan Solar (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Evertune F-Type bridge
  • 1 volume Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Solar C Shape Set neck
  • 24 XL Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • Solar 18:1 Locking Type tuners

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12. Solar A1.8C

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Solar A1.8C
Playability 77
Sound 81
Build quality 72
Value for money 72
Overall Score 77
  • From Solar's 2019 Type A series
  • Made in Indonesia
  • 8 strings
  • 27"'' scale
  • 15.75" Fretboard Radius
  • Alder body
  • Maple neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Duncan Solar/Bridge (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Duncan Solar (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Evertune F-Type bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • Solar C Shape Set neck
  • 24 XL Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • Solar 18:1 Locking Type tuners

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13. Schecter C-8 Multiscale Rob Scallon

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Schecter C-8 Multiscale Rob Scallon
Playability 82
Sound 71
Build quality 79
Value for money 72
Overall Score 77
  • From Schecter's 2022 Artist series
  • Rob Scallon Signature
  • Made in Indonesia
  • 8 strings
  • 27" to 25.5"'' scale
  • 20" Fretboard Radius
  • Swamp Ash body
  • Mahogany 3-pc w/ Carbon Fiber Reinforcement Rods neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Schecter Diamond 78 Special Rob Scallon (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Schecter Diamond 78 Rob Scallon (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Hipshot Hardtail (.125) w/ String Thru Body bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Rob Scallon C Neck-Through neck
  • 24 Jumbo frets
  • Hipshot Grip-Lock tuners

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14. Schecter C-8 Multiscale Silver Mountain

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Schecter C-8 Multiscale Silver Mountain
Playability 78
Sound 79
Build quality 75
Value for money 77
Overall Score 77
  • From Schecter's 2020 Silver Mountain series
  • Made in South Korea
  • 8 strings
  • 27" to 25.5"'' scale
  • 20" Fretboard Radius
  • Mahogany body
  • Mahogany 3-pc w/ Carbon Fiber Reinforcement Rods neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Schecter USA Sonic Seducer (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Schecter USA Sonic Seducer (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Hipshot Hardtail (.125) w/ String Thru Body bridge
  • 2 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Thin C Set neck
  • 24 XL Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • Schecter Locking tuners

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15. Ibanez FTM33

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Ibanez FTM33
Playability 78
Sound 81
Build quality 68
Value for money 66
Overall Score 76
  • From Ibanez's 2021 FTM series
  • Fredrik Thordendal Signature
  • Made in Indonesia
  • 8 strings
  • 27"'' scale
  • 16" Fretboard Radius
  • Ash wing body
  • 7pc Maple/Walnut w/KTS™ TITANIUM rods neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Lundgren Model M8P (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Lundgren Model M8P (Humbucker/Passive)
  • FX Edge III-8 bridge
  • 2 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • FTM Neck-Through neck
  • 22 Jumbo frets
  • Ibanez tuners

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16. ESP LTD M-1008 Multi-Scale

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ESP LTD M-1008 Multi-Scale
Playability 78
Sound 80
Build quality 69
Value for money 76
Overall Score 76
  • From ESP LTD's 2020 M series
  • Made in Indonesia
  • 8 strings
  • 27" to 25.5"'' scale
  • 15.75" Fretboard Radius
  • Flamed Maple top
  • Mahogany body
  • 5pc Maple/Purple Heart neck
  • Macassar Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Seymour Duncan Nazgul (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Seymour Duncan Sentient (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Hipshot w/ String Thru bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Thin U Bolt-On neck
  • 24 XL Jumbo frets
  • LTD Locking tuners

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17. ESP LTD SC-608 Baritone

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ESP LTD SC-608 Baritone
Playability 82
Sound 78
Build quality 68
Value for money 76
Overall Score 76
  • From ESP LTD's 2012 Signature series
  • Stephen Carpenter Signature
  • Made in Indonesia
  • 8 strings
  • 27"'' scale
  • 13.78" Fretboard Radius
  • Mahogany body
  • 3pc Maple neck
  • Macassar Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fishman Fluence SRC Signature (Humbucker/Active)
  • Middle pickup: Fishman Fluence SRC Signature (Humbucker/Active)
  • Neck pickup: (/)
  • Hipshot w/ String Thru bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Thin U Neck-Through neck
  • 24 XL Jumbo frets
  • LTD Locking tuners

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18. ESP LTD H-1008 Baritone Evertune

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ESP LTD H-1008 Baritone Evertune
Playability 77
Sound 80
Build quality 70
Value for money 76
Overall Score 76
  • From ESP LTD's 2021 H series
  • Made in Indonesia
  • 8 strings
  • 27"'' scale
  • 20" Fretboard Radius
  • Mahogany w/ Maple Cap body
  • 3pc Maple neck
  • Macassar Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: EMG 81-8H (Humbucker/Active)
  • Neck pickup: EMG 85-8H (Humbucker/Active)
  • Evertune (F model) bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Thin U Set neck
  • 24 XL Jumbo Stainless Steel frets
  • Grover tuners

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19. Schecter Hellraiser C-8

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Schecter Hellraiser C-8
Playability 78
Sound 77
Build quality 68
Value for money 74
Overall Score 74
  • From Schecter's 2006 Hellraiser series
  • Made in South Korea
  • 8 strings
  • 28"'' scale
  • 16" Fretboard Radius
  • Quilted Maple top
  • Mahogany body
  • Mahogany 3-pc w/ Carbon Fiber Reinforcement Rods neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: EMG 808 (Humbucker/Active)
  • Neck pickup: EMG 808 (Humbucker/Active)
  • Hipshot Hardtail (.125) w/ String Thru Body bridge
  • 2 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Thin C Set neck
  • 24 XL Jumbo frets
  • Schecter Locking tuners

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20. Schecter Hellraiser Hybrid C-8

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Schecter Hellraiser Hybrid C-8
Playability 78
Sound 77
Build quality 66
Value for money 74
Overall Score 74
  • From Schecter's 2015 Hellraiser Hybrid series
  • Made in South Korea
  • 8 strings
  • 28"'' scale
  • 20" Fretboard Radius
  • Mahogany body
  • Maple 3-pc w/ Carbon Fiber Reinforcement Rods neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: EMG 57-8H Brushed Black Chrome Cover (Humbucker/Active)
  • Neck pickup: EMG 66-8H Brushed Black Chrome Cover (Humbucker/Active)
  • Hipshot Hardtail (.125) w/ String Thru Body bridge
  • 2 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Ultra Thin C Set neck
  • 24 XL Jumbo frets
  • Schecter Locking tuners

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