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Huge tone, a comfortable carved body, and EMG 808 active pickups.

The ESP LTD SC-608B Stephen Carpenter Signature Series model is an 8-string baritone electric guitar that features a sleek, carved top solid alder body and maple neck-thru construction. Neck-thru construction ensures incredible strength and sustain from this throaty-voiced baritone monster. In addition to the sustain-rich mahogany and bright maple tonewoods, this ESP baritone guitar is packing two hot EMG-808 active pickups, the 8-string version of the EMG-85.

A super solid Hipshot fixed bridge keeps everything aligned and makes the most of your string vibration for great sustain. The SC-608B neck features a fast U-shaped profile and an rosewood fingerboard with 24 extra jumbo frets, perfect for high-speed shredding. ESP locking tuners keep you spot-on tune, and black hardware completes the sinister look.

Lead guitarist Stephen Carpenter and the Deftones have been turning the metal world on its ear since the late 80s, and they're still going strong.

ESP LTD SC-608B Baritone Stephen Carpenter Signature Series Electric Guitar Features:

  • Strings: 8
    Body Type: M
    Body Wood: Alder
    Scale Length: 27"
    Neck Joint: Neck-thru
    Neck Wood: Maple
    Fretboard: Rosewood
    Neck Shape: Thin U
    Frets: 24 extra-jumbo
    Nut Width: 48mm
    Bridge: Hipshot fixed bridge
    Pickup Bridge: EMG 808
    Pickup Neck: EMG 808
    Controls: Vol / Tone
    Tuners: ESP locking
    Hardware color: Black
    Pickup selector: 3-way selector




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  • Swoop One Up!

    As reviewed by AN_EXANIMATE on 4/12/2010

    No complaints! Sleek looking 8 String that handles really well! Nothing beats it, good luck finding another Neck-Thru 8 string within this price range! Pickup up placement is a little unorthodox but isn't an issue.

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  • Best Guitar EVER !!!

    As reviewed by Tom Nutton on 1/21/2011

    I've been playing guitar since the early 90's and have owned around a dozen guitars from acoustic twelve strings to tremolo sporting superstrat thrash machines, but nothing i have ever put in my hands can come anywhere near this beast. The action is as fast as anything i've played and smoother than butter. The EMG 808's sound as close to perfection as any pickup made, when played through a clean channel the sound is vibrant and absolutely crystal clear and if you play it through distorted or dirty channel you won't be disappointed. Most of the complaints i've read on esp's chat room are about the weight of the guitar and the pickup placement. Yes it is true it does weigh slightly more than a six string (about 27.3 pounds) but if you have anything other than a small childs body you should have no problems holding it. Pickup placement is a little unusual but believe me Stef knew what he was doing when he drew up his design. I ordered this guitar on backorder so it did take 62 days for it to arrive, but it was well worth the wait. The quality of the finish and detail of this guitar is better than any i know of and any Les Paul would be jealous of the never ending sustain the SC-608B possesses

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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  • Best 8 string for the money

    As reviewed by happy gilmore on 8/8/2011

    After checking out all the others, this mahogany baritone scale (27") 8 string not only makes this imho the best looking 8 string out there period, it also keep the string tension tight like a six string. A 25" scale is gonna have more slack in the strings. Next- huge sustain, I replaced the plastic nut with a black water buffalo horn nut to increase sustain and added a second 9v battery for 18V pickups(improves punch), and this thing sounds ridiculously good for any style of music. This guitar has more sustain than all my others. High gain is dealt with beautifully and I couldn't imagine anything better for those lows. EMG nailed the voicing for an 8 string, nobody is gonna beat these pickups for a 8 string. If you are looking for a tremelo 8 go with Ibanez but you will lose sustain compared to a string through body solid bridge like this hipshot solid stainless steel that has a lot of contact with the body wood for a lot of vibration transfer which is part of the great sustain here. I use floyds on six strings but not an 8. You will not regret getting one of these, it is sick I wish the fretboard was ebony like the ESP version but oh well I still love this thing.

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