The guitar is capable of multiple tunings with minimal adjustment. From the original tuning. It can go to Open D with a low A string with ease. This is allowing for better soloing. On the doubled high strings. They are in tune with the key of the tuning. It can also go from the original tuning. To a standard seven string guitar tuning with little difficulty. This versatility means that the guitar can be three or more guitars in one. Thompson uses it to substitute as his 8 string baritone guitar, lap guitar and standard acoustic guitar in one. This means when touring the journey is made much easier.