I assembled the 8 string guitar to see how things line up. I stained the flamed maple neck and finished it with a few layers of shellack, the body will also be finished in shellack. The neck is a 1 piece Flamed Maple with a Walnut skunkstripe, 26 fanned frets. The body is made of Red Alder. Graphtech nut and saddles, custom made bridgeplate, strings through body. 1 volume and 3 way blade switch.