On the topic of more strings, would an alternate wider fretboard be available sometime in the future, or maybe if when ordering we could custom order the width of the fretboard so that one could accommodate more than six strings.
Also I would like to know about strong the zoybar system actually is. Does the base zoybar actually fluctuate or bend much (noticeably?) when there a great amount of tension over it?
Bat Tao Lo, I really like the idea of a fingerboard that is fretted one side and frettless the other.
The Zoybar system is very strong, bass and six strings.
All of the parts are made from cast aluminum alloy, the bridge and the nut from brass and the fingerboard is made of course from wood...
You are right about the string tension, more strings might cause bending, but it will also be dependent on the scale length, so in some of the smaller scales it wouldn't be noticeable.
All in all as a modular system it is very flexible for moderations including adding more strings and of course new bridges and nuts :)
At the moment we do not supply fretted necks.
As a modular instrument the fretless neck stays relevant to any scale length while fretted necks can only be relevant for only one specific scale. Nevertheless we encourage the use of local business. You can bring the Zoybar kit to any local luthier and fabricate a custom fretted neck of your choice.
Here's an example of such customization.
There are also several videos of this guitar in our video gallery.
Please let us know if there is anything else we might help with.
The Zoybar Team.