okay im really really wanting a a good 9 string. But the problem with them is that all i seen cost way too much from everybody else and my job will take forever to make the down payment. So my best option is contact wish.... I can get one made for about $700. My main gripe im wondering is will i be able to handle such a best of a an insturment? Since I just cant go to store and pick up a 9 string. I told them to make one with the most narrow as possible spacing while still being feasable to play. I read that the galveston 8 string bass necks were about the same size as alot of 6's. and I handle 6's pretty well and thats most i ever had and I had a 10 string stick. How big are your insturments and or your self while playing these?