8 String Multi-Scale Archtop

Artist Series

The TZ-1

8 String Multi-Scale, Left Handed Archtop Guitar

“My music has taken on an entirely new sound with an 8 string guitar. The extra high A string and low A string allows me to explore sounds and arrangements that are never possible on a 6 string guitar.”:   Tom Zietlow

Custom made 8 string multi-scale, fanned-fret, left handed archtop guitar.  Solids Sitka Spruce top and Bigleaf Maple back with Leopardwood binding and attachments.  Grover tuners and cello style tailpiece.

Built for Tom Zeitlow, Milwaukee.  Tom plays fingerstyle jazz and wanted an instrument that would allow him to showcase his arranging and performance abilities by adding a high and low A string.  The high A string is a custom made high-tension string capable of handling the extended scale.  The pickup is a custom made 8 pole humbucker by Kent Armstrong just for this guitar.