Designed and built by Ralph Novak and Charlie Hunter.

Amazing 8 string guitar with 3 bass strings and 5 guitar strings. Bass and Guitar sections have their own Bartolini picks and output jacks for stereo output. You could route the bass signal to a bass amp and the guitar output to a guitar amp. Throw in a looper or two and the possibilities for creating your own grooves are unlimited! Fanned Frets for perfect intonation across the entire fretboard

There are some light scratches on the finish but hard to pick up in the photos.

Includes original Novax hardshell case.

The links to youtube demos are representative of this guitar but are NOT of the actual guitar you will be buying.

It is typically tuned E-A-D (lowest 3 strings of a bass) A-D-G-B-E (highest 5 strings of a guitar). But you can tune it however you like. I am playing around with EAE (bass) ADGBE (guitar) since I am more of a guitar player than a bass player.

Here is a link to a good demo of the capabilities:

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There are other youtube videos of Charlie playing it sounding like a Hammond B3 organ

The photos describe the condition of this guitar. Please take a close look and ask any questions before buying.  I am happy to answer all questions and provide more photos if requested.


Specs:
Body wood: Mahogany Natural satin finish
Fretboard Wood: Ebony
Electronics: Stereo, passive.
Hardware: Chrome
Bridge Proprietary Novax individual bridge system

Novax® patented Fanned-Fret® system: for unsurpassed tuning accuracy, ease of playing, solid, deep bass and rich guitar tone.

Individual Bridges: for excellent string-to-string crosstalk rejection giving you a more focused tone. Graphite saddles

Stereo Electronics: Individual outputs for 3 bass strings and 5 guitar strings

Custom Bartolini pickups: Specially designed for the Charlie Hunter 8-string

2 1/16" Nut width

From the Novax website:

"Charlie Hunter Solidbody 8-string
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."


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Product Specs

Condition:
Excellent (Used)
Brand
Novax
Model
CH8
Finish
Mahogany Natural Satin Finish
Categories
Solid Body
Year
2000s
Made In
United States

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Novax Charlie Hunter CH8 8 String Guitar/Bass
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