Get Down and Dirty With This Steph 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 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.
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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 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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- 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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