A 2007 Novak Charlie Hunter 8-String in Dark Mahogany finish.
This is the instrument developed for the amazing Charlie Hunter who invented a whole style of playing around the capabilities of this hybrid guitar and bass. From the fanned frets to the specially designed pickup, this instrument is all about inspired originality. Standard tuning is E A D a d g b e, but nothing stopping you from coming up with your own tuning scheme. Maybe you're not Charlie Hunter, but we're sure you'll find your own special groove if you spend some time with this 8-String wonder. All original and in Excellent condition, it comes with its original hard shell case. And yes, of course, it has been professionally set up in-house by our esteemed Guitar Tech, so it's playing beautifully.
The Charlie Hunter 8-string guitar is a result of the collaborative design efforts of Charlie Hunter and Ralph Novak. All critical specifications - scale lengths, electronics and pickups, string spacing and neck dimensions - are the same as Charlie Hunter's current instrument. Charlie and Ralph perfected this 8-string guitar by investing years of careful analysis of numerous prototypes. This unique instrument allows you to drive the rhythm section with solid, deep bass while comping or soloing rich guitar riffs at the same time, live. Both registers have clarity and tone unmatched by conventionally fretted instruments thanks to the Fanned-Fret® system. Now, you can explore new musical horizons offered only by the Charlie Hunter 8-string.
Three Gotoh Bass Tuners + Five Gotoh Guitar Tuners
2 1/8" Nut Width
Maple Neck with 25" to 29" Scale Length
Neck Depth .85" at First Fret and .955" at Twelfth Fret
22 Super Jumbo Fanned Frets in Excellent Condition
Ebony Fingerboard with Approximately 16" Radius
Bartolini Guitar and Bass Pickups with CTS Pots
Separate Bass and Guitar Volume Controls
Mahogany Body in Dark Stain Finish
Original Hard Shell Case by TKL
Weight 10 lbs 8 oz
Serial Number 070435