Waghorn ElectricAH8
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Waghorn Guitars Alex Hutchings AH8
Waghorn AH8

Waghorn Guitars has collaborated with Jazz/Fusion guitarist Alex Hutchings to produce the AH Series six and eight-string guitars. The AH8 is a unique instrument that combines the geometry, hardware and aesthetics to suit Alex's uncompromising playing style and sonic requirements.

The "Half-through-body" neck construction is designed to allow the unrivalled upper fret access of a neck-through guitar and yet reduce weight and retain as much tonal character from the Swamp Ash body wood as possible. DiMarzio PAF®8 pickups provide a lower output and a warmer sound than the majority of 8 string pickups on the market. A Kahler 8 string tremolo and Schaller M6 locking machineheads anchor Rotosound R8 strings which work with the 25.5" scale provide light feel that Alex prefers.

The AH8 model is available to buy with two different scale and bridge options. The 25.5" and 27" scale-lengths are equiped with either a Kahler 2328 tremolo (AH8-KT) or ETS fixed bridge (AH8-FB). In addition to this some different wood options are also available, as seen on the AH6. Each AH8 is hand-made to order on a first-come-first-serve basis.

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Waghorn AH8 Specification & Options

General Specification

Body Construction : Solid
Neck Construction : 9 piece Half-Through Body
Range : 8 string
Scale Length Options : Option 1: 25.5"
Option 2: 27"
Orientation : R/H (L/H available)


Body Wood Options : Option 1: Swamp Ash
Option 2: Alder
Body Top Wood Options : Option 1: Figured American Black Walnut and Flamed Maple sandwich
Option 2: Quilted Maple
Neck Wood Options : Option 1: Mahogany / Wenge (5-piece)
Option 2: Maple / Wenge / Paduak (9-piece)
Fingerboard Wood Options : Option 1: Flamed Maple
Option 2: Ebony
Headstock Facing : Matches Body Top Wood

Neck Specification

Number of Frets : 24
Nut Width : 55mm
Neck Thickness at 1st fret : 19.5mm
Neck Thickness at 12th fret : 20.5mm
Fingerboard Radius : 16"
Fret Wire : Stainless Medium (2.65mm wide)
Fingerboard Inlay Options : Option 1: Abalone notched Diamonds
Option 2: Waghorn Aluminium Hollowpoints

Pickups & Hardware

Nut : Bone
Bridge Options : Option 1: Kahler 2328 tremolo
Option 1: ETS TF fixed bridge
Tuning Machines : Schaller M6 2000 back-locking
Pickup Configuration : H / H
Pickups : DiMarzio PAF®8™ (DP859 bridge humbucker)
DiMarzio PAF®8™ (DP859 neck humbucker)
Pickup Mounting : Direct Mounted
Controls & Pickup Switching : Master Volume
Master Tone
5-way pickup switch
Recessed Jack socket
Control Knobs : Ebony Dome Knobs
Strap Buttons : Large
Covers : Ebony truss rod / control cavity covers


Hardware Finish Options : Option 1: Chrome
Option 2: Black
Logo : Mother of Pearl
Body & Neck Finish Options : Option 1: Figured Walnut w/ Natural Satin body finish, Oiled neck
Option 2: Quilted Maple w/ Tobacco Sunburst Gloss body finish, Oiled neck
Case : Hard shell case included

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