Model

SCT-607 BARITONE

GREEN SPARKLE

$1,199.00 with case

Updated for 2018 with a killer new Green Sparkle finish, the LTD SCT-607B is an extraordinary guitar designed by innovative player Stephen Carpenter of Deftones. The SCT-607B starts with a rather traditional shape, but then takes an abrupt turn into one of the most powerful guitars available for contemporary music styles. It's a seven-string guitar, with neck-thru-body construction at 27" baritone scale. That means this instrument can handle extremely low tunings, while still maintaining the string tension needed for expressive playing and excellent tones. It offers a comfortable alder body and a three-piece maple neck, with an unadorned ebony fingerboard. Components on the LTD SCT-607B include a TonePros locking TOM bridge with string-thru-body design for excellent sustain, and a pair of versatile Fishman Fluence® SRC Signature active pickups. Each pickup 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)
Specifications
Construction
Neck-Thru
Scale
27" Baritone
Body
Alder
Neck
3Pc Maple
Fingerboard
Macassar Ebony
Fingerboard Radius
350mm
Finish
GREEN SPARKLE
Nut Width
48mm
Nut Type
Molded
Neck Contour
Thin U
Frets/Type
24 XJ
Hardware Color
Black
Strap Button
Standard
Tuners
LTD Locking
Bridge
Tonepros Locking TOM 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 XL110-7 (.010/.013/.017/.026/.036/.046/.059)
Case
ST-TE GUITAR XL FORM FIT CASE
Case Included
Y
Prices and specifications subject to change.
Comments
Brandon P.

Where can I order a pick guard for the older black model? Warmoth offers a T-style 7 string option but I’m not sure if it will fit. Thanks!

Carl N.

Hey Brandon, best bet would be to use your current pickguard as a template for a luthier to produce a replacement for you.  You could always try the one from Warmoth but their specs could differ from what is used on this instrument.

Joseph  R.

Does anyone know where the signature models are made now? 

Carl N.

Hey Joseph, we currently produce this model in Korea. However, we constantly monitor production standards at our various factories in Asia where we produce LTD models. Should we determine that a certain facility is capable of manufacturing an instrument to ESP's required standard or better, we may decide to shift production, or in some cases share production of a model, wherever that factory may be located.  This instrument should be of excellent quality regardless of where it's made.

Joseph  R.

Man oh man, I wish this was still available in black

Carl N.

Hey Joseph, we still produce the ESP version in black 

JC M.

Hey!

So I don't really understand what a baritone is exactly. I see that it's a longer scale length, so will it be harder to play fast/ shred on this? Like are the frets drastically bigger and I have to stretch more? I'm a huge Deftones fan, but I know Stephen isn't that much of a shred kind of guy. So I'm a bit worried about buying this and not being able to do my usual stuff. My main guitar for reference is an EC-1000 Koa and it plays like a dream, but it has a 24.75" scale length. 

Thank you,

Miguel

Todd B. ESP

Hi Miguel, Yes, baritone refers to the scale length. For this model it has a 27" baritone scale length. This means that from the nut to the scale line (intonation point on bridge), it measures 27". Now compare that to your current EC-1000. It is 2.25" longer. So if you use the same string gauge and same tuning as your EC-1000, the strings will have more tension. The frets are not affected. There is only more space between each fret. So the main difference is the tension. For Stephen, I know he likes using the baritones because he uses a lot of drop tunings for 7 and 8 string guitars. So he is tuning down from standard usually. This longer scale length helps keep the strings tight and sound good. I would say that you can make some adjustments either with tuning (by tuning down) or with string gauge (by using lighter strings) that can make the guitar feel right to you. For example if you want the huge sounding low end but you also want to be able to play leads on the high strings then I would recommend using a hybrid set with 9 gauge strings up top and the regular strings from a 10 gauge set on the bottom. Hope that helps.

JC M.

Thank you very much. I am usually a whole step down so that's a relief. I plan on purchasing this next month and I'm very excited. 

Todd B. ESP

Hey JC M, That sounds like a good plan. I think it will work out for you. Glad to hear you're going to give this guitar a shot. Please let me know what you think after you get this guitar!

bucky333

What size of tuner stringhole, for 7th string? I want use 0.080 gauge, for F1 tune

Todd B. ESP

Hi bucky,

String hole size is 1.8mm which is 0.07087”, so you have to enlarge the string hole to use 0.080” gauge.

bucky333

what is the maximum string gauge supported

Todd B. ESP

Hi bucky, We've never seen anyone try any string gauge that didn't work. If you select a reasonable gauge it should be fine. It really depends on the tuning you are going for. currently we use 59 - 10 gauge. You could put something up to a 75 or 80 gauge but I would only recommend thicker gauges if you are tuning down more than standard. Also keep in mind you will need to have the nut string slots filed out to fit the larger strings and you will have to adjust the neck truss rod and action/bridge & intonation.

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