ESP LTD SCT-607 Baritone Stephen Carpenter Signature Series 7-String Guitar, Ebony Fretboard, Green Sparkle
Man, this thing is insane! Although the body shape and control layout of this Stephen Carpenter Signature ESP LTD 7-String may look traditional, that's where it ends. Opening the premium hard case is an experience out of the gate - to say the dazzling Green Sparkle finish, matching headstock, and white pearl pickguard against the blacked-out hardware and ebony fretboard are eye-catching would be an understatement.
Despite its traditional T-style appearance, this extended range axe is supremely comfortable to play with the neck-through construction allowing for a nicely contoured neck heel and body. It also has a longer scale length so you can get extra low with baritone strings while maintaining a tight response under the fingers.
Lastly, the guitar features Carpenter's signature versions of the renowned Fishman Fluence active humbuckers, which have become known for their extreme clarity both clean and under heavy distortion, including one ingeniously placed in the middle position instead of the traditional neck slot for a very unique tone that has to experienced in person. They retain string definition and high-end punch along with a tight low-end boom all the way down to the lowest note.
The LTD SCT-607B is an extraordinary guitar designed by innovative player Stephen Carpenter of Deftones. 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 STEF-T7B 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.
- CONSTRUCTION: Neck-Thru
- SCALE: 27" Baritone
- BODY: Alder
- FINISH: GREEN SPARKLE
- NECK: 3Pc Maple
- FINGERBOARD: Macassar Ebony
- FINGERBOARD RADIUS: 350mm
- NUT WIDTH: 48mm
- NUT TYPE: Molded
- NECK CONTOUR: Thin U
- FRETS/TYPE: 24 XJ
- HARDWARE COLOR: Black
- STRAP BUTTON: Standard
- TUNERS: LTD Locking
- BRIDGE: Tonepros Locking TOM w/ String Thru
- MIDDLE PU: Fishman Fluence SRC Signature
- BRIDGE PU: Fishman Fluence SRC Signature
- ELECTRONICS: Active
- ELECTRONICS LAYOUT: Vol(P/P)/Tone/3-Way Switch
- STRINGS: D'Addario XL110-7 (.010/.013/.017/.026/.036/.046/.059)
- CASE: CSTXLFF
- CASE INCLUDED: Yes
- Instrument Weight: 9.8 lbs