Why do eight-string guitars exist? Doesn’t the extra strings seem a little excessive and unnecessary? Six strings are all you need! Well yes, but also no.
If you know Rob Scallon, you’re probably aware of his admiration of eight-stringed guitars (he even has his own signature eight-string). But what is it about those two extra strings that make the guitar so great? According to Rob, there are eight reasons to love them.
So, the extra 2 strings aren’t vital but it’s clear that they add a new layer of fun and creativity to playing the guitar that the six-string can’t quite achieve. And if you’re continuously trying to innovate and play something new, an eight-string is always an option.
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