Don't know if it's been posted yet but Shannon kindly sent this to my inbox last night:
THE most bad assed import Schecter I have ever seen. I usually don't like Schecters but I might make an exeption for this one. I'd fucking KILL for an 8 string V.
Schecter 2009 DIAMOND SERIES Hellraiser V-8 Black Cherry 8-String Electric Guitar
that is pretty sweet. I just have to wonder wtf they were thinking with 26.5" for an 8 string. But that might work fine.