Pete over at I Heart Guitar kindly gave me permission to use his photo from NAMM 2013 where as you can see he is holding the new Ibanez 9 string prototype due out later this year. Now before I get comments saying, 9 strings? Who needs 9 strings? Well people used to say that about 7 string guitars, and then 8 string guitars and you only need to look at what Tosin Abasi and Tony MacAlpine do with 8 strings to see that clearly some people will get creative with a 9 string guitar! Besides, check out the photo Peter is easily covering a whole lot of notes there.
So what do you think? Would you like to try it out?