ESP LTD SCT-607B Stephen Carpenter Baritone Electric Guitar, 7-String (with Case)

Evoke the distinctive, dissonant style of the Deftones with this baritone 7-string. A pair of multi-voiced Fishman Fluence SRC pickups set this axe on fire.
What's special about this item?
Feature: What it does:
27-inch baritone scale Tighter lows; ideal for playing in lower registers
Fishman Fluence SRC Signature Alnico / Ceramic Artist Signature Combo Set
Neck-through-body construction Longer sustain; strong midrange; smooth feel
TonePros bridge Upgraded materials & precise workmanship
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 Fishman Fluence SRC Signature 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.

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 read more 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 Fishman Fluence SRC Signature

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.

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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Features:

- Alder body
- Neck-thru body construction
- Maple neck in thin U contour
- Fishman Fluence SRC Signature pickups
- 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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- Neck-Thru Construction
- 27" Baritone Scale
- Alder Body
- Maple Neck
- Ebony Fingerboard
- 48mm Standard Nut
- Thin U Neck Contour
- 24 XJ Frets
- Black Hardware
- LTD Locking Tuners
- Tonepros Locking TOM Bridge
- Fishman Fluence SRC Signature Pickups
- Black Finish
- Master Volume
- Master Tone
- 3-Way Switch
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
Green Sparkle
Shipping Weight: 27.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 48 x 19 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): LSCT607BGSP
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-423-8388

ESP LTD SCT607B Stephen Carpenter Guitar

The ESP LTD SCT-607B is an extraordinary guitar designed by innovative player Stephen Carpenter of Deftones, and features a killer Green Sparkle finish! The SCT-607B starts with a rather traditional shape, but then takes an abrupt turn into one of the most powerful guitars available for contemporary music styles.

It's a seven-string guitar, with neck-thru-body construction at 27" baritone scale. That means this instrument can handle extremely low tunings, while still maintaining the string tension needed for expressive playing and excellent tones. It offers a comfortable alder body and a three-piece maple neck, with an unadorned ebony fingerboard. Components on the LTD SCT-607B include a TonePros locking TOM bridge with string-thru-body design for excellent sustain, and a pair of versatile Fishman Fluence SRC Signature active pickups.

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.
(12 ratings)
Submitted January 29, 2014 by Jerry Griffin in Las Cruces, NM
"Out of box review! GREAT GUITAR"
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Great guitar, fresh out of the box! beautiful! plays like a dream.
Sound
The sound is amazing. The EMG pickups offer a very tight and clear bass response and the high notes sing. When played through a clean channel the sound is very crisp, and the distorted channel is very clear and the notes come through very clearly.
Features
I love the locking ESP tuners and the Tone Pros bridge. I think the overall features are great!
Ease of Use
Plug this thing into any amp and it's sure to blow you away! the play-ability is very easy, although the action was a bit high for my taste, but that's an easy adjustment to make. I'm already a 7 string guitar player, so the switch was natural, but if you're going from a 6 string to this particular 7 string, the switch will be easy.
Quality
Very well built, solid construction. The neck thru is incredibly smooth. I feel like this guitar could take on a tank, its so solid.
Value
This product is well worth the money, especially with the Zzounds payment program! BUY IT.
Manufacturer Support
I haven't had to deal with manufacture support.
The Wow Factor
HUGE wow factor. I don't see myself using any other guitar than this one!
Musical Background:
intermediate guitar player
Musical Style:
Metal/ death metal/ hardcore
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