pleased to announce the availability of what is believed to be the
first small-shop production guitar of its kind, a new 8-String
in 2004 I started work on a project that began as a 12-string to
compliment a client's Grand Auditorium. As we began to discuss his
needs for the guitar it became more and more apparent that what
he really wanted was the sound of a twelve-string, without
all the fuss and bother of those twelve individual strings. At the
same time I happened to flip through Acoustic Guitar Magazine
where I noticed a new 7-string design Martin Guitars had built
for Roger McGuin. When I mentioned this to my client he suggested
we go a step further and add an octave course to both the
D & G.
The result has been a guitar is versatile in a way unlike any 12-string
we've played, and yet retains the balance and playability of a six-string.
8-String Design concept and the Signature "Dual-Loading"
Bridge Design (8 & 12 String versions) are both proprietary
to Eichelbaum Guitars - Patents Pending - and may not be copied
either in part or in their entirety.