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The Charlie Hunter 8-string guitar is a design collaboration between jazz musician Charlie Hunter and luthier Ralph Novak. The instrument uses the Novak fanned fret system. Body is made from swamp ash, mahogany or walnut. Fretboard is ebony with dot markers. Bridge is the proprietary Novax individual bridge system in chrome or black. The guitar has custom Bartolini pickups specially designed for this model. Two pickups span the six conventional strings, with a special bass pickup on the lower two strings. The electronics are stereo and passive, with single volume and tone controls and a pickup selector switch. Recommended retail price $3300.