with case
(U.S. Only)

For over 25 years, Stephen Carpenter of Deftones has been credited for exploring his own textures with the guitar, and, in the process, becoming one of the foundations of the alternative metal musical genre. His LTD Signature Series SC-608B — updated for 2018 with a great-looking Red Sparkle finish — allows musicians of all kinds to take advantage of the extended range of an 8-string guitar while getting the benefits of a solidly-built guitar that’s completely ready for studio or stage. It’s a neck-thru-body design at 27” baritone scale, with a mahogany body, maple neck, and 24-fret ebony fingerboard. Its Fishman Fluence® SRC Signature active pickup set 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 Mahogany
Neck 3Pc Maple
Fingerboard Macassar Ebony
Fingerboard Radius 350mm
Nut Width 54mm
Nut Type Molded
Neck Contour Thin U
Frets/Type 24 XJ
Hardware Color Black
Strap Button Standard
Tuners LTD Locking
Bridge Hipshot 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 XL140-8 (.010/.013/.017/.030/.042/.054/.064/.074)
Case Included Y
Controls Sc
Stephen Carpenter (Deftones) on the SC-608B Red Sparkle

Stephen Carpenter (Deftones) on the SC-608B Red Sparkle

Innovative ESP player Stephen Carpenter (Deftones) tells you why you should check out his latest LTD Signature Series guitar, the SC-608B in Red Sparkle finish. It's an eight-string baritone with Fishman Fluence pickups, and...
Mikulas L.

What is the tuning of the guitar?


Sarek S.

Can you guys do a passive electronics move on this guitar?

Carl N.

thanks for the suggestion!

Jeremy M.

Will next year be the year where we get the SC-608B in a different finish option with the floyd rose configuration, like Steph's 8 String photographed on the Signature Artists Page or the Shell Pink one that he played at namm this year? I know you guys can't exclusively say yes or no, but a guy can only dream right? 

Carl N.

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robert k.

can you put het sets emgs in this one

Carl N.

I don't believe they make the HET set in eight string versions

Jesse L.

This is my favorite guitar of all time and thetas coming from a guy who also owns the e-ii hrf 8 and 2 jr608s. If we count the older black models I own 4 of these all with different pickup configurations. I of course left the originals in one of them. If you are going to drop tune a guitar that already has 8 strings these are the best pickups on the market. I am wondering if I wanted to change one of them to some passive Alpha Omega pickups if that would be possible? Will they fit? What about the Seymour Duncan Black Winters as well. Will they fit? Again I want you just to know I love this guitar so so sooooooooo much!!! Every time I want to record with some new pick ups I simply order another one of these. I actually may buy a 5th depending on the response here! Thanks 

Carl N.

Unfortunately we do not test the fit of aftermarket pickups in our instruments, would be best for you to measure your route and compare this to the pickups you plan to install.  Perhaps let a professional handle this for you if you are unfamiliar with this kind of work.

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