This is a very special custom project that features a split 4x4 fretless and fretted fingerboard. One of the main design features are the amazing Hipshot double stop drop tuners that allow the bass side strings to each drop down one step and then two steps vastly opening up the range of the guitar and making possible instant key changes for open tunings. The top 4 strings are tunes D G B E so that in standard tuning (Hipshot tuners in highest pitch range) the tuning is F# B E A D G B E like an 8-string guitar. Standard bass side tuning is F# B E A, dropping one step to E A D G, and then two steps to D G C F. The Hipshot tuners can easily be adjusted for other intervals as well. The pickups are also split to allow for 2 channels so that the appropriate amplifiers can be used for the low end frequencies.
Originally the neck was flexing a bit too much so 1/4 Unidirectional carbon fiber bars were installed. The neck is quite tame now. And it looks great!~