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Artist Indominus8 8 String Electric Guitar - Black Chrome

Artist Indominus8 8 String Electric Guitar - Black Chrome

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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

Brand: Artist

Model: Indominus8

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

Neck Profile

  • Scale: 26 1/2" (673mm)
  • 1st fret Thickness: 20mm
  • Shape: Modern D
  • Radius: 14" (350mm)

Weight: 3.6-4.3kg approx. 8lb 13oz

Optional Hardcase: EC500

Optional Gig Bags: HGBAGST, BAGST


Artist Indominus 8 String

By: on 3 August 2021
I still can't believe the low price tag on this guitar, great quality, feels great and plays well, so far seems stay in tune as well, i'm loving it and use it as my everyday practice/jamming at home and it looks good amongs my other more expensive guitar collection. You get way more than what you pay for.
By: Artist Guitars
Thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We are stoked to hear that you are happy with our products and service.

Indominus8 - Bargain!

By: on 7 July 2021
For the price you can't go wrong. The finish is nice, it plays well, and the out of box setup was pretty good also. If it's your first try at an 8-string guitar, then it's a no brainer. In my opinion it just needs a slightly heavier gauge of strings.
By: Artist Guitars
Thanks for the feedback and we're happy to hear that you are satisfied with your new Indominus guitar. Enjoy and thanks for all the support. Cheers!

Indominus8 - my new dream guitar

By: on 25 November 2020
I 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 guitar

By: on 18 November 2020
This 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 lord

By: on 17 September 2020
I 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: on 12 September 2020
absolutely 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: on 3 August 2020
This 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 Guitar

By: on 28 July 2020
Absolutely 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!


By: on 6 July 2020
Big 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 nice

By: on 20 May 2020
Very 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.

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