In the meantime, I decided to get on the 8 string guitar bandwagon. I started with an 8- string multi-scale acoustic by Agile. Then I followed that up with an 8-string electric, also an Agile (I'm very impressed with these guitars). I did two different variations of the composition, Hope, off the disc A Familiar Path - one for 8 string acoustic and the other for 8-string electric.
So, needless to say, I'm having fun with the additional strings. It opens up a whole new realm of possibilities.
I've been absent from YouTube until now, which I intend to change this year - so I've started with some posts of these 'Hope' variations. After the acoustic version, I talk about the multi-scale guitar a bit: