508 8-String

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Great 8 Mod

The Great 8 electronics mod is one of our most demanded mods. With this mod we double the sonic spectrum of our two-humbucker instruments. You still have the full powered tone of each humbucker and the traditional settings to give you neck, bridge or both. With Great 8 we add two push-pull switches to the volume and tone knobs, that when pulled up one coil of the humbucker is disengaged giving you a cleaner single coil tone. You can control each pickup separately, maximizing your options. What can you do with 8 sonic options?

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508 8-String

Some 8-strings are just a standard 6 string with a few strings added. We focused on building something special just for the demands of 8 string players. Each detail was driven by the input we got from our MK players community. The 508 features a new fast-comfort neck profile carved into a 5-piece neck. We selected a multi-ply maple and walnut neck for added rigidity, stability and resonance. The 508 is equipped with specially-voiced Rockfield pickups. We expand their tone options with our Great 8 wiring mod, that gives you 8 great tone settings.

The 508 is available with a burled maple top (in Black Burl color) and with a striped ebony top option. Two great looks, both with the same great tone and performance. See all the details on our 508 8-string guitar below.


  • MK08SBUPRU Black Burl PRODUCT ID MK508BKB

SPECIFICATIONS

Body

  • Top: Burl Maple on Black Burl | Striped Ebony on EB
  • Body: Red Cedar (lightweight wood from the mahogany family)
  • Binding: Natural Body Wood Stripe
  • Construction: Full-Access, Bolt On

Neck

  • Neck: 5 Piece, Maple and Walnut
  • Fretboard: Pau Ferro
  • Fretboard Radius: 15 3/4"/ 400mm
  • Number of Frets: 24 Medium Jumbo
  • Scale Length 28” / 711.2mm
  • Truss Rod Type Dual Action
  • Neck Width: At Nut: 2.125" / 54mm
    At 12th Fret: 2.676" / 68mm
  • Neck Thickness: At 1st Fret: 0.748" / 19mm
    At 12th Fret: .798" / 20.29mm
  • Nut Material: Bone
  • Nut Width: 2.125” / 54mm
  • Strings: D'Addario

Electronics

  • Electronics: Great 8 Mod - Master Volume (push/pull coil tap) - Master tone (push/pull coil tap) - 3 way blade switch
  • Neck Pickup: Rockfield® SW8 (voiced specifically for the Michael Kelly 508)
  • Bridge Pickup: Rockfield® SW8 (voiced specifically for the Michael Kelly 508)

Hardware

  • Hardware Finish: Black
  • Tuning Keys: MK Die Cast
  • Bridge Type: MK8 Deluxe Hardtail

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