The 8-String Surfer: Tosin Abasi

If I am given only one (ok, maybe two) words to describe, it will be this: exponentially explosive!

For anyone to ‘abandon’ the 6-string and moving to beyond that, seems out of this world. 7-strings are perhaps still do-able for most but 8? And even 9? Outrageously unfathomable for a mere mortal like myself.

There is an increase in not just the number of strings of which to utilise and play but also the scale which has increased rather exponentially. Let us do the math: 5 fingers, 8 strings…

But it seems for Tosin Abasi who is widely regarded by many as a guitar god, it is simply a matter of #when8isnotquiteenough .

#range @officialibanezguitars

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While mere ‘mortals’ like us can only gush and drool over his skills, that doesn’t mean we can’t aspire to improve and be in the likes of him. And this opportunity takes place this month!

So don’t forget this perhaps once-in-a-lifetime chance to wrap our brains around the mind of Abasi in our upcoming guitar clinic with him on May 24, 6:30pm at The Substation!

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