Get Down and Dirty With This Stephen Carpenter Signature Axe
You don't have to shoulder an eight-string electric guitar to get to those earth-rumbling lower tones; the 7-string ESP LTD SCT-607B Stephen Carpenter baritone electric guitar delivers low frequencies with force and might. Stephen Carpenter's deep distorted sound is heard all over the Deftones' discography, and this seven-string baritone axe brings the heavy with its alder body and maple neck in neck-thru body construction. The SCT-607B's pair of EMG 81-7 active humbuckers break up your playing in a nice, full distortion that doesn't get muddy in the lower register, and your ebony fingerboard of 24 XJ frets plays like butter over a comfortable thin U contour neck shape. Get extra low with this heavy baritone electric guitar.
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Alder Body and Maple Neck
Alder bodies have a strong, full-bodied sound that balances well. Alder is great for a baritone guitar because it lifts your mids and lows nicely, but not in an overbearing fashion. Your maple neck adds a nice and tight character to your sound -- bringing a welcoming brightness in contrast to the darkness of your alder body. It adds up to a classic tonewood pairing for this Stephen Carpenter signature 7-string.
Thin U Neck Contour and Through-body Construction
You'll navigate the SCT-607B's extensive 27" scale neck with ease and comfort via its thin U contoured neck shape. Having the extra string widens your neck a little bit, but this thin cut means your hand won't have to stretch too far to reach that seventh string. Thru-body construction means your strings will have a nice transfer of sound over to your body with a more present resonation, in longer sustain, and with reliable intonation. Your axe will also have a solid "one-piece" feel to it when you play.
Pair of EMG 81-7 Active Humbuckers
These two baddies are a great pair for an axe that goes as low as your SCT-607B does. You get a full angry tone that breaks up nicely and evenly in well-defined manner, no matter how low you go. EMG humbuckers are housed in an epoxy casing that keeps out dirt and dust, and the enclosed preamps will boost your signal well with no unwanted hum or buzz. Use your tone and volume knobs and three-way pickup selector switch to play around with different tones and combinations.
Durable and Secure TonePros Tune-o-matic Bridge
Baritone guitars have longer scale lengths to them, which means your strings stretch longer and tighter. You won't have to worry about staying in tune because of this baby's reliable TonePros Tune-o-matic bridge and LTD locking tuners. You'll be able to play extensively -- pushing your low end and bending your strings to screeching highs -- without the worry of your guitar losing its intonation.
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- Alder body in
- Neck-thru body construction
- Maple neck in thin U contour
- EMG 81-7 (B & M) active humbuckers
- LTD locking tuners
- Black hardware
- TonePros locking Tune-o-matic bridge
- Ebony fingerboard with 24 XJ frets
- 27" baritone scale length
- Master volume and tone knobs; three-way pickup selector switch
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