Super surprising new gear day, i traded my way to this very wonderfully kept Jackson 8 string. It plays great, i've never played an 8 string before this so I don't have much to compare it to. I will say that the neck is very thin and this guitar is super easy to play, and really easy to adapt to, i do have a 7 as well. I do have some questions about it. 1. What string guages should I use for this, it has a 26.5" scale? 2. How should i go about setting it up to make it play as nice as possible? 3. What are some bands that play 8 string guitars? Thanks in advance!