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2005 Eichelbaum Grand Auditorium 8 - String Cocobolo/Sitka
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Status
Sold
Brand
Eichelbaum
Product Year
2005
Model
Grand Auditorium 8 - String
Serial #
SEIM0040159
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
2281
Condition
Mint Mint
Body Type(s)
Large, Grand Auditorium
Back & Sides
Rosewood - Cocobolo
Top
Spruce - Sitka
Neck Wood
Mahogany
Bridge
Ebony
Top Trim
Abalone
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
Ebony
Fret Markers
None
Frets to Body
14
Headplate
Ebony - Macassar
Headstock Inlay
Builder Logo
Body Bindings
Ebony
Tuners
Schaller Mini
Tuner Finish
Gold with Ebony Buttons
Cutaway
None
Pickup
L.R. Baggs I-Beam
Body Length
20 in
Upper Bout
11.5 in
Lower Bout
16 in
Body Depth Heel
3.75 in
Body Depth Tail
4.5 in
Scale Length
25.4 in
Scale Length (mm)
645.16 mm
Nut Width
1.78 in
Nut Width (mm)
45.24375 mm
String Spacing
2.19 in
String Spacing (mm)
55.626 mm
Weight
0 lb. 0 oz.
Case
Hardshell - Calton Flight Case
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Description

This wonderful creation from David Eichelbaum is an 8 string based on his Grand Auditorium design. The 3rd and 4th strings have octave strings like a 12 string would. The idea being that you get a 12 string quality but the guitar is much easier to play and allows the flexibility of having single line melodies and bass notes to go with the double courses. This GA is crafted from stunning Cocobolo Rosewood and Master Grade Sitka with tons of silking. There's an Abalone border on the top and back so the beauty shimmers like the voice.

For years players have taken some of the octave strings off a 12 string to create 9 and 8 string versions. The problem is 12 strings are way over braced so the sound is usually not great. This guitar on the other hand sounds amazing and is super easy to play. Because only the 2 middle strings are doubled you can barre with ease and David was able to brace it lighter so it has superb tone. This is the perfect guitar to add some color to your stable.
 
This is so much fun to play. You get the sound of a 12-string without the extra tension and wide neck. Brilliant idea and great sounding box too.
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SCALE LENGTH 25.4 in
NUT WIDTH 1.78 in
STRING SPACING 2.19 in
WOODS SPRUCE - SITKA,
ROSEWOOD - COCOBOLO

This wonderful creation from David Eichelbaum is an 8 string based on his Grand Auditorium design. The 3rd and 4th strings have octave strings like a 12 string would.
 

For years players have taken some of the octave strings off a 12 string to create 9 and 8 string versions. The problem is 12 strings are way over braced so the sound is usually not great.
 
This is so much fun to play. You get the sound of a 12-string without the extra tension and wide neck.
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