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NOTE: Due to ongoing challenges in the global supply chain, instruments purchased from ShopESP that are not currently in stock may take an extended time frame to be delivered.

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
Travis M.

Just got mine last month and I swear this is the nicest thing I've ever bought. I've played Deftones since '03, and now I have the sound I've been looking for!! Smooth action, amazing feel, killer I mean KILLER sound. This thing hits you like a truck with a wall of sound from the top all the way to the floor.

Ryan P.

Heads up to anyone getting a new one of these models: ESP made a change where now they're putting Stephen's signature on the headstock as well. Mine arrived and it's got the signature on the fretboard and the headstock, which I haven't seen in any stock photos for this guitar. I would've been pleasantly surprised if they had gotten rid of the fretboard inlay and just had the headstock signature, but one can dream.

Jesse L.

Is this available now? I’m confused by what the internet is telling me. Thanks!

Todd B. ESP

Hello, if you have one on order with a dealer, please continue to check with them. Right now many items are backordered and there may be limited availability due to the global supply chain crisis. If you do not have one on order, then we suggest placing your order with any authorized dealer in order to secure one sooner than later.

If you have any questions not answered on our product page, please contact ESP Customer Service at

Jerry Wraven

Is a discontinued model?

Carl N.

if you have any questions you may reach out to our customer service team at or         

Mikulas L.

What is the tuning of the guitar?


Carl N.

we list this within our FAQ section

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