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 new 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: 673mm
  • 1st fret Thickness: 20mm
  • Shape: Modern D
  • Radius: 350mm


Indominus8 is killer!

By: Ant 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: Matt 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: BVS 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: Cameron Smith 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.

Solid Intro to 8-Strings

By: Jordan Martin-Hall on 5 March 2020
Having 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

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