He'll put it out, and my guess is the majority of 8 string fans won't like it because:
- it isn't the right scale
- it isn't designed for the tuning they use
- it doesn't have fanned frets
- the neck is the wrong size
etc. Should be interesting.
Oh definitely. I just used to be a big Carvin/Kiesel fan, and remember that every new 8 string they put out made some happy, and some unhappy. Having that wide of a range for a guitar with all strings at the same scale is always problematic.Probably that's why it's taking so long. He's probably experimenting with all those options, and the dude is very methodic.
Giving how different the Majesty came out, we can expect anything.