After a long wait, I finally got my Curbow fretless 8 string. Oh, my...was it worth it. One piece mahogany back, bookmatched burled elm top, satin finish. Quartersawn rockwood light neck with rockwood fretboard. Bartolini quad coil pickups with an 18V Bartolini preamp. It'll take some adjustment to play, but it sounds amazing through the Aguilar rig. The spacing between the octave and bass strings is a little wider than most 8 strings, but I wanted it that way to facilitate using the strings independently if I want. I've already started getting used to playing it fingerstyle, and using a felt pick makes a huge wall o' sound. I'll post an mp3 after I've had some time to futz with it.