Artist Indominus8 8 String Electric Guitar - Black Chrome
Artist Indominus8 8 String Electric Guitar - Black Chrome
Tune even lower with the Artist Indominus8. This is the perfect 8 String guitar to take you on that journey into the world of super low-tuned Metal, and Djent.
The Indominus8 has a similar body shape to that of the "super-strat" and combines a cool gloss-black basswood body with a maple bolt-on neck. The chrome hard-tail string-through bridge ensures that the instrument has the great sustaining capabilities so necessary in achieving that "metal wail". As should be the case, the controls are simple and effective, 1 volume, 1 Tone and 3-way Toggle selector. The guitar is fitted with 10-74 gauge strings.
With moderate to high output passive ceramic humbuckers installed in soap-bar mounts, this guitar has a tight low end allowing for that familiar lower-mid growl that you should hear in any quality 8 string on the market.
It should be noted that this guitar is a newer upgraded version of the original Indominus8 and now sports better hardware that includes upgraded machine heads and importantly conductive paint in the control cavity.
The Artist Indominous8 definitely has some serious hardcore mojo and could be your springboard into heavy metal nirvana. Why not check it out - chances are you won't be sorry.
This guitar has standard tuning posts. In the unlikely event that your strings are too thick for the post holes (if you enjoy playing with heavy-gauge strings), you might need to drill out the post hole and bevel (smooth) the entry and exit of the hole so that there are no sharp edges to break the string.
For information on the strings used on our Artist Guitars, click here.
The Tech Features
Body: Poplar with Basswood Veneer
Neck: Maple Bolt-on
Nut Width: 56mm
Fretboard: Eco-Rosewood, 24 medium jumbo fret
Pickups: 2x Passive Humbucker Pickups, Soap-Bar Mount, both Ceramic Magnet.
Controls: 1x Volume, 1x Tone, 3-Way Toggle Switch (Top: Neck Pickup, Mid: Both Pickups, Bottom: Bridge Pickup)
String Gauge: 10-74
Hardware: Black Chrome
Bridge: Chrome hard-tail string-through
Machine heads: Black chrome die-cast
- Scale: 26 1/2" (673mm)
- 1st fret Thickness: 20mm
- Shape: Modern D
- Radius: 14" (350mm)
Weight: 3.6-4.3kg approx. 8lb 13oz
Indominus8 - my new dream guitarBy: Carlos Gallardo on 25 November 2020I purchased this to see what it was like - purely out of interest. All I can say is "wow." This company just goes from strength to strength and I am very happy to follow it's upward arc towards a success I think will one day be legendary. As the proud owner of eight different axes I cannot wait for the upcoming range of new pieces in 2021.
Another value for money guitarBy: Tim Keogh on 18 November 2020This is my third Artist guitar. I can’t beat the guitar for price and value. The 8 string guitar adds a new dimension to my playing. The only fault is the strings. They feel cheap but are a simple fix.
The dark lordBy: Jake on 17 September 2020I love this beast. Such a fun guitar to play. Service was excellent, ordered on the Friday played in on the Monday, I put some pretty specific details in the delivery notes and they nailed it. The guitar itself is sick. It holds tunes better than my Jackson's and rg's. I haven't had to tune the lowest 6 strings since I go it. The top 2 only occasionally and only a little. The neck width isn't too bad and she plays well. The guitar comes without a set up so you need to lower the action and intonate the guitar. I can't get the low F# to intonate exactly but I would say the fixed scale length and the strings are probably to blame for that. The neck isn't completely flat to the body so I had to put a turn or 2 on the truss rods to get the action nice but the tuning stability make me apprehensive to pack it. The pickups have a fair amount of noise at high gain but my noise gate sorts most of that out.
A bloody pig in sh#t!!By: Darcy Terrill on 12 September 2020absolutely happier than a pig in sh#t! The Indominus 8 was purchased as my first 8 string guitar and having bought from Artist Guitars before, I wasn't even apprehensive of buying an 8 string under 300 clams. Everything I have purchased from Artist Guitars to this day has been spot on and this guitar is top of the damn list. The delivery was super quick, even with all of the COVID sh#t going on. The guitar came neatly and safely packaged and looked bloody amazing upon opening the box. I actually had to take a moment in a cold shower. Right from the first tuning, the guitar holds tune very well and came set up superbly for my playing style the strings which were supplied are of decent quality as well which was the one thing I was unsure of at first. But this thing is a damn beast and it sounds like one too. I am super f#cking stoked with the Indominus 8 and recommend it for bloody everybody! Cheers cobba's.
Indominus8 is killer!By: Ant on 3 August 2020This is my first 8-string as I was considering if I wanted a tad more expensive one like an Ibanez or a Schecter (within budget of course!). I've only ever played on a 6 string however I figured that buying this 8-string at 299$ wouldn't hurt me as much even if I ended up hating it. One tip, definitely restring the guitar (I used Earnie Ball Top Bottom Heavy). There's just something about factory stock strings that won't give you that satisfying tone quality. Honestly, blown away by the quality now after restringing it. Pickups aren't comparable to EMGs, DeMarzios, Bareknuckles and etc however it does a good job producing clear sounding notes with a decent amount of sustain on clean and distortion. I plugged it into the PC via an audio interface to test it's recording capabilities and it definitely rocks! Exactly what I needed for my tracks. The recorded tracks are easy to mix and master so it's something I'm extremely comfortable with when recording. Won't have to upgrade to another 8-string guitar at all, already love this one to bits! Thank you Artist Guitars!
Artist Indominus 8-string Electric GuitarBy: Matt on 28 July 2020Absolutely cannot recommend Artist Guitars as a company and their actual guitars enough! Bought an Artist Indominus 8-string Electric Guitar and took a “chance” as I own 7 and 6-string guitars but never owned an 8 and now I’m hooked! Absolutely beautiful guitar! AMAZING Quality for the price, fairly easy to play once you get your fingers around the thick neck, beautiful inlay design on the fretboard etc. Thank You soo much Artist Guitars! I will continue being a customer without a doubt and can I also mention that the staff and customer service online was very prompt and kind and friendly! I didn’t even realise that they had contacted me notifying me of a delay with the courier company (Artist themselves send products so fast!) when most companies you would have to chase things up and email first. Cannot fault a single thing. I will be recommending Artist Guitars and your products to anyone I know looking for a new instrument! If you’re unsure about trying an 8-string - go for it! This Indominus 8 is incredible quality for the price! Thanks again Artist!
Big...By: BVS on 6 July 2020Big sounding guitar.. very good for its price.. good on distortion , but clean out well.. take a while to play with wide neck, but it's feel/play well..
Very niceBy: Cameron Smith on 20 May 2020Very impressed , solid guitar . Also got a pack of new strings . Nice sound , im playing with a “tc electric fangs “ distortion pedal . Which gives it a real djenty punchy sound. Which is what i love. Actually really impressed . Perfect for anyone who wants to give 8 string guitars a try , but doesnt want to spend mega bucks for their first one.
Solid Intro to 8-StringsBy: Jordan Martin-Hall on 5 March 2020Having owned quite a few high end 6 stings in my time I was a little apprehensive going into this, all for no reason. After a basic setup and string change (seriously change the strings) it runs just fine. Can highly recommend as a way to test the djenty waters
Valve for moneyBy: Michael Taylor on 4 March 2020I am absolutely delighted with this guitar. I purchased it for my teenage son who has not stopped playing it. The quantity and playability of this instrument is unbelievable considering the amazingly low price. Well done Artist guitars, a real winner.