1 giffenf 3 weeks ago (New-Job Guitar Day) In preparation for re-joining the ranks of the gainfully employed, I opted to reward myself with a guitar, but it had to be something I could afford and something I didn't already have. This one easily qualified on both counts. An Alvarez ABT60CE8SHB 8-string baritone guitar. The 2 middle strings are doubled with octaves, and it gets a pretty big sound. I did a couple videos to demo it after I picked it up yesterday. I had worked the previous 11 consecutive days in a Voting Center (thankfully, that's not my new job), Tuesday having been a 14-hour day, so I was a little tired (I discovered late in the day I'd been wearing my shirt inside out all day, if that tells you anything). So my voice is a little feeble, but the guitar comes through pretty well. And it's going from the pickup through a Quilter Bass Block 802 and its DI going straight into the board, plus whatever of the amp's output comes through the vocal mic. I'm pretty fond of this here guitar, even if it's got too many strings.