As we are all aware, the convention is to write guitar notation an octave higher than concert pitch. However, this convention is problematic for anyone putting together a score for extended range guitars.
An 8-string guitar's lowest note is an F sharp. In the following image, we can visualise this. In the treble clef we see a bottom E as it is in standard notation, followed by an F sharp. In the bass clef we see this same E, followed by its true position an octave lower, and by the true position of an 8-string guitar's bottom F sharp.
This suggests that there is nothing illogical about writing the notes in their true position. We are merely changing the clef.
Some of you may be wondering why we should care, especially since extended range players are in the minority. However, there are enough such guitarists to warrant having a discussion on this. After all, the impetus for my post is the fact that I intend to put some scores online. I didn't really want to publish them using the traditional convention, so it would be nice to hear someone say they agree with me.
Thank you for your thoughts!