$1,199.00 with case

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.

(U.S. Only)
27" Baritone
3Pc Maple
Macassar Ebony
Fingerboard Radius
Nut Width
Nut Type
Neck Contour
Thin U
24 XJ
Hardware Color
Strap Button
LTD Locking
Hipshot w/ String Thru
Middle PU
Fishman Fluence SRC Signature
Bridge PU
Fishman Fluence SRC Signature
Electronics Layout
Vol(P/P)/Tone/3-Way Switch
D'Addario XL140-8 (.010/.013/.017/.030/.042/.054/.064/.074)
Case Included
Prices and specifications subject to change.
Thomas B.

I bought this guitar from Anderton's and I love it though the F# has bad fret buzz. I'm guessing it's just me as no one else is mentioning it.

Left it with a luthier to hopefully fix it. Love the pick ups on this one. Such great clarity. 

Carl N.

Hey Thomas, glad you're enjoying it.  Fret buzz can be caused by a number of factors, best to leave it to the professionals if you are unfamiliar with working on your own instruments.  If you need further assistance with this you can always reach out to our customer service team at


mine came set up in E down
played fantastic was just such a lowwww end.
put it in

F B E, A, D, G, B, E  OR 

Fsharp  A ,  E, A, D, G, B, e 

and it sounds like a fucking monster!  

there was only! very small thing that bugged me but can be sorted. 
since his pickup placement isnt the norm. but makes for great lower end tone.
i found my self almost hitting the pickup as i play.
and its because the pickup its self in the middle was a bit loose.

other than that this is a must buy 8 string with all the bells and whistles! 

one thing ill say is don't jump fro ma 6 to a 8 string peeps! get a seven string first qand find your voice! 

while im here any suggestions for some lower end tunings, to get maybe a after the burial sorta tonnage? 

keep up the shread everyone!!!  

Carl N.

Hey Pêche, glad you're enjoying your LTD and thank you for the comment!


been playing with this guitar for a few weeks now, and im in love. really fun adjusting to 8 strings with this . pickups sounds fantastic. and neck is so smooth and fast. really recommend this! 

Carl N.

Hey Pêche, thank you for sharing your thoughts on this one, glad you're enjoying it!

John W.

Thanks for replying Todd. Andertons’s have been great and resolved the issue . This is one very cool guitar .

Todd B. ESP

Hey John, Very happy to hear that!! Just saw Deftones a week ago and that guitar tone is so huge......!

John W.

Just received this belter of a guitar from Andertons in UK yesterday . Delighted with it and so stunning to the eye . Unfortunately didn’t come with case (guessing last years stock) . Only minor issue is high E String ferrule on rear of body is sitting proud instead of flush / countersunk. Not a big issue , but a bit annoying ( awaiting reply from dealer ). 

Todd B. ESP

Hey John, Thanks for sharing this with us. Glad you like the instrument. Hopefully you can work through the issue you mentioned.


Thank you for the quick response Todd.
I have purchased it via Andertons UK.
I tend to buy my guitars /studio equipment from them.

Been a fan of ESP/LTD for many years, and owend a few over the years such as a  EC1000 deluxe nad so on!
so cant wait to get my hands on this bad boi ;p 

Todd B. ESP

Hi Peche, OK thanks for the kind words and we can't wait either. Hope that our guitar works out for you. Those Stef models are so cool and I'm sure you can produce some  great riffs and tones on this model!

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