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Marten Hagstrom/Fredrik Thordendal Signature 8-String Electric Guitar

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Marten Hagstrom/Fredrik Thordendal Signature 8-String Electric Guitar

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Marten Hagstrom/Fredrik Thordendal Signature 8-String Electric Guitar
Marten Hagstrom/Fredrik Thordendal Signature 8-String Electric Guitar
Marten Hagstrom/Fredrik Thordendal Signature 8-String Electric Guitar
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Marten Hagstrom/Fredrik Thordendal Signature Model


  • Lundgren Model M8P Pickup delivers a well defined tone even in playing with high gain setting amplifier.

  • Extra Long Scale Neck - 29.4-inch extra long scale neck with pre-set down tuning emits a tight sound all the way down to the lowest note without ever losing playability.

  • The FX Edge III-8 bridge combines fixed bridge sustain and double-locking tuning stability.

  • M80M neck - Fast, flat and slim 5pc Maple/Walnut neck, with KTS™ Titanium Reinforcement rods within.

  • Specifications
    neck type: M80M5pc Maple/Walnut neck w/KTS™ TITANIUM rods
    top/back/body: Ash body
    fretboard: Rosewood fretboard
    fret: Jumbo frets
    bridge: FX Edge III-8 bridge
    bridge pickup: Lundgren Model M8P (H) bridge pickup (Passive/Ceramic)
    neck width at nut: 55mm
    factory tuning: 1D#, 2A#, 3F#, 4C#, 5G#, 6D#, 7A#, 8F
    string gauge: .009/.011/.016/.024/.032/.042/.054/.065
    hardware colour: Black

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Good, bad and ugly 5 of 7 customers found this review helpful

Product Experience   I own it
Closest Store   Vancouver, British Columbia
There are a few reviews on this guitar on the internet and I have found for the most part they are accurate. This is a signature series guitar, with an extended scale, single handwound Lundgren pickup and "hardtailed" tremolo system that locks the strings solid at both ends for stable tuning and ability to handle downtuning.

What I found that doesn't show up:
The truss rod cover has a "hatch", that doesn't doesn't need tools to remove. Nice touch! There's only one truss rod, so idk why it says "truss rods" in the factory catalogue. The manual is thick, odd for a guitar but it covers all guitars ibanez makes and most languages. The only part I found worthy of reference is setting intonation, mostly bcos I haven't done that before and as it's a modified Floyd rose bridge that seems daunting to me. But keep a reference somewhere as to what the string gauges are as this info is omitted. Ibanez recommends D'addario strings, and they are great but apparently they are the only ones that fit because your basically playing a short scale bass with guitar strings.

The case is eccentric, much like the guitar itself. It's rectangular, a hard case yes but it has a soft cover. Looks great when opened with its grey form fitting, but plain and non-descript on the outside besides saying "Ibanez". There are big square zippered pockets on the outside to hold stuff and tbh i think im happy this way and not to show it off when l leave this the house with it. The pictures I've seen on the internet for a case on this thing are inaccurate.

Design and build quality is great.. although mine had "setup" before I got it I noticed only one note on the whole fretboard had any buzz and even that wasn't audible through amp. The finish doesn't show fingerprints at all and wears rapidly* a "patina" that develops after a few hours use. Think of the finish more as a burnt piece of wood as compared to the shiny polished polyurethane finish of most guitars. Messhugah spec'd it this way so stage lighting wouldn't reflect on it and blind them during a show. Volume knob doesn't "smooth out" tone a bit and then drop volume, as most passives I've had do. While I like that, I can't see any benefit for future pup upgrades. This one's solid, tight and could do rythym or lead with minor tweaks in signal chain. Don't believe a bridge pickup can do do rythym? Check out CAFO by Animals as leaders.
Scale is really long. This affects things, like chords bcos the frets are farther apart. But it's set so far into the body that left arm doesn't reach farther than normal.
Tone knob is handy for calming down tapping if it's a bit harsh
Crisp, clean and open for melodic or djent effects chain. The 7 and 8 strings have full rounded sound up until about 15 and 17th fret respectively. Which honestly is amazing as all the the other extended range guitars fell flat after about 5th fret on lower strings. In store we tried it out on a Mark Bass 4x10 (because it was handy) and it was punchy from the get go and "sounds like Deftones"

It's well balanced, plays fine standing up.

Audio system:
A good audio system is essential for something like this. As a bedroom musician, without an amplifier I found a powered subwoofer is essential addition to stereo 6.5 and 8 yorkville monitors (that sound great otherwise). Just as long as what you got sounds great.

actually I couldn't care less about messhugah music besides a couple songs but seriously for a guitar build this is great and a custom isn't going to do any better for the price.

I bought this entirely on the engineerING.

Mostly I play improvised melodic with a bit of djent, if it matters.
Posted by Joshua on Apr 19, 2016
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Simply amazing 6 of 6 customers found this review helpful

Product Experience   I own it
Closest Store   Calgary Royal Vista, Alberta
This guitar not only plays great it looks great. It stays in tune which I find is a challenge with the 8's I've played. And thanks to the Lundgren Pickup doesn't get flubby sounding either. All around this is a well put together 8 string.
Posted by anonymous on Mar 1, 2016
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