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Stoll Guitars / IQ Hybrid 8-String / 2020 / Natural / Guitar For Sale

We offer this hybrid guitar on behalf of a customer. It was finished in August 2020 and hardly played. Its condition can therefore be described as mint. If you are interested, you may check it out in New York. Contact details will be provided by us. Reason for the sale is a reorientation of the guitarist. We are currently building the same model as a 7-string for the customer.

Hybrid 5+3

8-string comfort steelstring guitar IQ with five steel strings and three bass strings in mint condition. Excellent for advanced fingerpicking and guitar maniacs for whom the low end of a conventional steel string guitar is not enough. Pickups can be retrofitted.

Hybrid Sound

This exceptional steel string guitar impresses with a remarkable volume. The tone is balanced and sounds evenly loud over the entire fingerboard. It responds to the player with lightning speed and rewards his efforts with soft present highs. The bass strings accompany the steel strings with a rich tone and add volume without pushing their way into the foreground.


Thanks to the experience of 40 years of guitar building, we were able to turn the customer's ideas of a hybrid guitar into a really playable and excellent sounding instrument.

Hybrid Playability

With eight strings, you have to be careful so that the neck width can still be managed by the fretting hand and can be picked cleanly at the same time. With a width of 55 mm and a diagonal of 64 mm, we have implemented this appropriately.

To make the playing feel as comfortable as possible with this hybrid eight-string, the fingerboard was equipped with fanned frets.

An armrest serves to relieve the forearm. The pressure is better distributed, preventing possible irritation of the nerve pathways. The bevel is also good against tension in the arm and neck.

The Wood

For back and sides of this steelstring guitar we used Indian Walnut. The headstock and rosette are also made of this wood, with the latter additionally featuring a maple purfling. Tail purfling, fingerboard, bridge and bindings were made of Indian Ebony. The top is made of Sitka Spruce.

Machines / Strings

The headstock is equipped with Schaller tuners 5:3. Model M4 was used for the bass strings, M6 minis move the steel strings. For the bass strings we used Tru Bass RS88 shortscales by Rotosound. They are threaded to the bridge, the steel strings are Elixir Nanoweb 80/20 .012 and are attached with pins as usual.

Back/Sides: AAA Indian Walnut
Top: AAA Sitka Spruce
Neck: Spanish Cedar, spanish constructed heel
Neck Width at Nut: 55 / 64 mm
Scale Length: 630 / 730 mm
Fingerboard: Indian Ebony
Machine Heads: Schaller
Strings: Rotosound Tru Bass RS88 shortscales
Elixir Nanoweb 80/20 .012
Nut/Bridge: Ebony / Bone
Finish: Nitrocellulose, satin gloss
Case: Luxury Gigbag
Price/Purchase: $ 6,600.-
On request we provide contact with the owner.

Stoll Guitars, Germany  

Contact name:
Christian Stoll
Stoll Guitars
German & English
Handmade acoustic guitars, basses, ukuleles
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Handicraft - Made in Germany

We value clean and high quality handicraft and selected materials. Thereby we pursue the concept of quality "Made in Germany". All of our guitars are made of solid tonewood. Before processing these valuable tonewoods we keep them in our workshop for years to dry slowly, as it is best for their determination.

Natural Materials

Our bindings are made of wood, nut and bridge are made of bone and dots and inlays are of mother of pearl.Small SeriesOur guitars (standard models) are built in small series of maximum 4 pieces. In this way, we save time and can still control the technical quality of our work. and keep the technical quality of our work fully under control. we combine time-saving work with the best possible view of the technical quality of our work.

Quality From the Start

Even with our entry-level models, we set high standards of quality. Good sound, good workmanship and solid tonewoods here are also a must, as in the upper price ranges.

Economical Calculation

Most of our woods we buy directly in the country of origin. We also dispense with expensive glossy brochures. The benefits we grant to you.

Enjoyment of Work

Only those who have pleasure in their work, do it good and conscientious. Therefore, all our employees, including the trainees, have their own field of responsibility, which is regularly reviewed and is growing with the acquired skills. By doing this we constantly give new challenges which makes work interesting and varied.

Economically, Environmentally, Politically Correct

For a handmade guitar from a local luthier you invest 100% of your money in the quality of the instrument, while the price of guitars from overseas is more than 50% of costs for transportation and middlemen. Short transport routes and the production under European environmental standards is environmentally friendly and reduces carbon emissions.  By investing in a local quality product you will not only add value by over 100% but help to maintain our quality of life.



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