(U.S. Only)
If you’re a bass player ready to expand your sonic horizons, look no further than the B-208SM. It’s an 8-string bass with double course strings tuned in octaves, with the higher-pitched string placed above the standard bass pitch. The result is a full sound that is excellent for any kind of music, especially rock and metal power trios where the bass has to carry a lot of the weight. We’ve updated the B-208 in 2018 with an amazing spalted maple top, with its unique coloration and grain pattern highlights that make it stand out from the crowd. The B-208SM has a comfortable ash body, a thin U-shaped 5-piece maple/jatoba neck with a roasted jatoba fingerboard, and ESP Designed soapbar pickups with an active 3-band EQ. Available in Natural Satin finish.
Construction Bolt-On
Scale 34"
Body Ash
Top Spalted Maple
Neck 5Pc Maple/Jatoba
Fingerboard Roasted Jatoba
Fingerboard Radius 400mm
Nut Width 45mm
Nut Type Molded
Neck Contour Thin U
Frets/Type 24 XJ
Hardware Color Black Nickel
Strap Button Standard
Tuners LTD
Bridge TOM & Tailpiece
Neck PU ESP Designed SB-5N
Bridge PU ESP Designed SB-5B
Electronics Active
Electronics Layout Volume/Balance/ABQ-3 3-Band EQ
Strings D'Addario XL (.040-.020P/.055-.025/.070-.035/.090-.040)
Case Included N

I've wanted an 8-string bass for 40+ years (yes I'm old ), so I finally bought myself a B-208SM, and now that I have it all I can say is I wish I hadn't taken so long to get one.  This axe is awesome. I played it at church, and got numerous compliments on my tone.  They even want to highlight it on some songs.

First song I learned was a song about a boy named Jeremy, .

Lovin' it.

Carl N.

glad you're loving it! Thanks for sharing!

Sergio Q.

I have one of these basses, a couple of years ago and I don't know where I can buy the strings to renew, I consulted the store where I bought it and they practically do not know them.
Do you have an online store to buy new strings?
I live in Chile

Carl N.

if you have any questions you may reach out to our customer service team at customerservice@espguitars.com or https://www.espguitars.com/pages/support 

Scott H.

www.juststrings.com, search for GHS Boomers 8LS-DYB is where I found mine

Scott H.

I purchased this mail-order a couple weeks ago and I couldn't be happier.  Of course, finding strings is a challenge since there are not many options available.  I bought this to supplement my Jackson 4 string bass, and I may have to switch loyalties to LTD now!  Expect a repeat customer out of me.

Carl N.

Glad you enjoy it!

Kevin M.

I so want this.

Jeff B.

Got this Bass a couple of months ago and it is absolutely AWESOME! The sound is phenomenal the tone is excellent and the action is perfect. I have played guitar and wanted to try out the bass. I wanted something unique in both appearance as well as sound. I came across this beauty and it looks even better in real life than it does in pictures. I had heard of ESP through some connections at work and wasn't sure if they had the stuff that other boutique makers have but I am here to tell you that they did not disappoint. Once you get this in your hands you will see it is a high quality bass. I put it in my son's hands and (he is a pro bass player) and he was thoroughly impressed. This is a guy that has spent thousands of dollars on basses and he says it compares to them very well. You can't go wrong with this one. I highly recommend it.

Todd B. ESP

Hi Jeff, Wow, thanks for your kind review! We're so happy that you are enjoying your new bass!