ESP LTD Stephen Carpenter SC-608B Baritone Electric Guitar, 8-String (with Case)

Get down and dirty with this Stephen Carpenter signature 8-string baritone guitar. Access a number of tones thanks to the active Fishman Fluence SRC pickups.

What's special about this item?

Feature: What it does:
Mahogany body Rich, warm, focused sound; added sustain
27-inch baritone scale Tighter lows; ideal for playing in lower registers
Thin U-shaped neck Slim shape with fast, easy-to-play feel
Fishman Fluence SRC pickups Signature pickups; clean, full range pickups

For over 25 years, Stephen Carpenter of Deftones has been credited for exploring his own textures with the guitar, and, in the process, becoming one of the foundations of the alternative metal musical genre. His LTD Signature Series SC-608B allows musicians of all kinds to take advantage of the extended range of an 8-string guitar while getting the benefits of a solidly-built guitar that's completely ready for studio or stage. It's a neck-thru-body design at 27" baritone scale, with a mahogany body, maple neck, and 24-fret rosewood fingerboard. Perhaps the highlight of this guitar that was updated in 2016 is its Fishman Fluence SRC Signature active pickup set. Each pickup has multiple voicings; use the push-pull control on the volume knob to select the one you want. On the middle alnico pickup, push down for "Modern Active" tone or pull up for "Modern Passive Attack". On the bridge ceramic pickup, push down for "Modern Passive Attack" tone or pull up for "Modern Active" voicing. This model utilizes a standard 9V battery.

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- SCALE: 27" Baritone
- BODY: Mahogany
- NECK: 3Pc Maple
- FINISH: Black
- NUT WIDTH: 54mm
- NUT TYPE: Molded
- STRAP BUTTON: Standard
- TUNERS: LTD Locking
- BRIDGE: Hipshot w/ String Thru
- MIDDLE PU: Fishman Fluence SRC Signature
- BRIDGE PU: Fishman Fluence SRC Signature
- ELECTRONICS LAYOUT: Vol(P/P)/Tone/3-Way Switch
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
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Shipping Weight: 29.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 54 x 19 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): LSC608BRSP

For support or warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer:
Phone: 800-423-8388

Reviewers gave this product an overall rating of 5 out of 5 stars. (3 ratings)
Submitted July 18, 2020 by a customer from

"Mega solid guitar!"

Overall: 5 out of 5 stars
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The LTD SC-608B is an absolute BEAST for the money! Rock solid build, great tonal options (the middle pickup sounds good but would probably be better with a normal neck position, but that’s to SC’s specifications) holds tuning great and has an awesome neck (not too thick but not too thin). Paint job looks great, the pics really don’t do it justice. Only gripe is that this thing is HEAVY (like physically not chug chug)
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