Model

BB-600 BARITONE

SEE THRU BLACK SUNBURST SATIN

$1,641.00 $1,149.00

Ben Burnley is the founder of the eponymously-named rock/alt-metal band Breaking Benjamin, and his LTD Signature Series guitar, the BB-600 Baritone, is the driving force for this frontman's musical creations. The BB-600B is one of the most versatile signature models ever made by ESP. It includes two distinct pickup types: a pair of high-quality magnetic pickups (with a set comprised of Seymour Duncan '59 and JB), as well as a Graph Tech Ghost-Loaded Resomax NV bridge and tailpiece that offers an integrated piezo pickup. The BB-600B also includes two output jacks, allowing you to route the signal from the standard magnetic pickups to one amplifier and the piezo pickup to another for incredible flexibility onstage or in studios. More than just sonically flexible, the BB-600B is an incredible instrument in other ways as well. A single-cutaway Eclipse body style with set-thru construction, the BB-600B is a baritone guitar at 27" scale, allowing for downtuning without sacrificing ideal string tension. Its mahogany body is topped with quilted maple in an amazing See Thru Black Sunburst Satin finish. It offers a thin U-shaped three-piece maple neck for a comfortable playing feel. The aesthetic of this guitar is complemented with custom red pickup covers, red fingerboard inlays with the Breaking Benjamin symbol, and a red LTD logo.

CONTROL DIAGRAM

(U.S. Only)
Specifications
Construction
Set-Thru
Scale
27"
Body
Mahogany w/ Maple Cap
Top
Quilted Maple
Neck
3Pc Maple
Fingerboard
Macassar Ebony
Fingerboard Radius
350mm
Finish
See Thru Black Sunburst Satin
Nut Width
42mm
Nut Type
Molded
Neck Contour
Thin U
Frets/Type
24 XJ
Hardware Color
Black Nickel
Strap Button
Standard
Tuners
Grover
Bridge
Graph Tech Ghost Loaded Resomax NV Bridge & Tailpiece
Neck PU
Seymour Duncan '59
Bridge PU
Seymour Duncan JB
Electronics
Passive P.U. w/ Active EQ
Electronics Layout
Vol(Mag)/3-Way Rotary Switch(Magnetic)/Vol(Piezo), 2 Output Jacks
Case
Case Included
N
Prices and specifications subject to change.
Comments
Damon F.

Curious if this is currently being made/can be ordered in lefty models as well. I hate being lefty but I could never get it down as a righty.

Todd B. ESP

Hi Damon, Sorry this model is not currently available as LH, and it is not possible to special order.

Sascha T.

LUV it...

Christopher  A.

Fairly new to guitar and madly in love with the design of this guitar. Is it only for drop tune(not recommended for standard tune)? Also,  I'm assuming if I wanted to switch from Piezo to Mag Pups I'd have to swap the cord to the alternate output jack...? Desperately wanting to add this to my growing collection, but those two concerns are slowing me down...

Todd B. ESP

Hi Christopher,

Sorry for this reply being so late. Glad you like the design of this model. Since it is a signature model for Ben Burnley, we worked with him to build the guitar to his specifications. He uses baritone tuning primarily so that's why we made this model a baritone. That being said, it could be configured to use a different tuning although we would not recommend it for tuning standard. I think it would work fine for a tuning that is 1 or 2 steps down from standard tuning. In order to do this you may need to replace the nut and change the string gauge to a lighter gauge. Regarding the outputs, he wants his electric and piezo pickups to be discreet, so that's why there are 2 separate output jacks. You could have it rewired so that one jack was a switching jack and could blend the signals. However, most players prefer to send the signals to separate amps. The piezo signal is usually very hot so it would need to be buffered if it was sent to a regular guitar amp.

Christopher  A.

I don't have any experience with drop tuning a 6 string  yet.  What would the "standard" drop tune for this guitar be? 

Todd B. ESP

Hi Christopher,

This model has a longer scale length (27") which is intended to give the strings more tension for a lower tuning and larger strings. It's tuned in "Standard Baritone" tuning which is: B - E - A - D - F# - B. It's tuned in the same intervals as a standard guitar, but everything is dropped down to a low B on the 6th string. Another way to look at it is that it is the low 6 strings of a typical 7 string guitar, however the "G" is tuned to "F#". A standard "drop tune" version would be to tune the low "B" down to an "A". You could use some different tunings, either tune down 1-2 steps lower on all strings. Many players experiment with this. Keep in mind that string gauges need to be adjusted to match the desired tension at each different tuning, and the truss rod, nut and bridge will all need to be adjusted. We suggest taking your guitar to a professional guitar tech who can help you set up your guitar how you want it, at least the first time until you get the hang of it.

Clatta32

Hi Christopher, this is pretty much only drop tuning; as it is a Baritone. Unfortunately it doesn't have a standard size model. 

Rhythmz

Any plans to make this guitar (or another signature for Ben) in a normal scale length?

Rhythmz

Ok. Thanks,Todd!

Todd B. ESP

Hi Rhythmz, No plans as of yet, however we are open to the idea.

Clatta32

Thank you for your time, Todd. I really appreciate the helpful support at ESP.

How well will this be able to tune back up to Drop C?

Todd B. ESP

Hi Clatta, Glad to help. For the tuning I would not recommend tuning back and forth between different tunings.. However if your plan is to use this guitar in Drop C that can be done. You would probably want to put a lighter gauge on and readjust the truss rod and intonation then it will work fine.