All the features of the 4- and 6-string tenors plus the fullest tone of all; all 4 notes are doubled (G and C in octaves, E and A in unison). Solid koa top, back and sides. Stable hand-carved steel-reinforced mahogany neck. Ebony bridge, fingerboard and binding. The ideal instrument for strumming rich-sounding chords. Beautiful four-on-a-plate Grover die-cast geared tuners with Pearloid buttons. If you have shopped around at all, you know that a brand new, warrantied, handmade, genuine solid koa 8-string for under $1200 is not to be found anywhere else but here. Great deal at $899.