Model

Ben Burnley EC Baritone

SEE THRU BLACK SUNBURST SATIN

$7,699.00 with case

Ben Burnley is the founder of the eponymously-named rock/alt-metal band Breaking Benjamin, and his ESP Signature Series Eclipse Baritone guitar is the driving force for this frontman's musical creations. Built in the ESP Custom Shop, the Ben Burnley EC Baritone is one of the most versatile signature models ever made by ESP. It includes two distinct pickup types: a pair of high-quality magnetic pickups (with a set comprised of Seymour Duncan '59 and JB), as well as a Graph Tech Ghost-Loaded Resomax NV bridge and tailpiece that offers an integrated piezo pickup. The Ben Burnley EC Baritone also includes two output jacks, allowing you to route the signal from the standard magnetic pickups to one amplifier and the piezo pickup to another for incredible flexibility onstage or in studios. More than just sonically flexible, the Ben Burnley EC Baritone is an incredible instrument in other ways as well. A single-cutaway Eclipse body style with set-thru construction, the Ben Burnley EC is a baritone guitar at 27" scale, allowing for downtuning without sacrificing ideal string tension. Its mahogany body is topped with quilted maple carved top in an amazing See Thru Black Sunburst Satin finish. It offers a thin U-shaped three-piece maple neck for a comfortable playing feel. The aesthetic of this guitar is complemented with custom red pickup covers, red fingerboard inlays with the Breaking Benjamin symbol, and a custom red ESP logo. Oher high end features include Sperzel locking tuners and Schaller Straplocks. The ESP Ben Burnley EC Baritone includes a high-quality hard case and comes with a Certificate of Authenticy from ESP. Musicians looking for a more affordable (but still excellent quality) version of Ben’s Signature Series guitar should look into the LTD BB-600 Baritone.

CONTROL DIAGRAM

Specifications
Construction
Set-Thru
Scale
27" Baritone
Body
Mahogany
Top
Quilted Maple
Neck
3Pc Maple
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Radius
305mm
Finish
See Thru Black Sunburst Satin
Nut Width
42mm
Nut Type
Graphite
Neck Contour
Thin U
Frets/Type
24 XJ
Hardware Color
Black Nickel
Strap Button
Schaller Straplock
Tuners
Sperzel Locking
Bridge
Graph Tech Ghost Loaded Resomax NV Bridge w/ Gotoh Tailpiece
Neck PU
Seymour Duncan '59 Red
Bridge PU
Seymour Duncan JB Red
Electronics
Passive P.U. w/ Active Volume Control (PIezo Only)
Electronics Layout
Volume(Magnetic)/3-Way Rotary Switch (Magnetic)/Volume(Piezo), 2 Output Jacks
Strings
Elixir Nanoweb Super Light (.009/.011/.016/.024/.032/.042/.056)
Case

ECLIPSE FORM FIT

Case Included
Y
Prices and specifications subject to change.
Reviews and Comments
Christoph L.

Hey there, i got a question about this guitar. I just tried to find a store that sells it and i just couldn't find any. The only thing that i found was the old Version "BB-600" but not a single store that sells this one. Now is my question if it's because i'm in Europe or isn't it released yet? I'm happy as long as someone can clear things up for me

Thanks in advance

Greetings from Germany 

Carl N.

This has been out for some time now, only reason a store wouldn't have one is because they didn't order one.  They may have to special order it for you as they may have chosen not to regularly stock this model.

Arshak P.

Why are there 7 string gauges listed for a 6 string guitar?

Todd B. ESP

Hi Arshak, Thanks for pointing that out. Looks like a mistake and we'll correct it. This guitar comes with 13-62 gauge strings.

JAck R.

why is this guitar so expensive, it's way more than some of the other esp signatures 

Carl N.

Being made within the custom shop helps increase the cost, the specifications of this instrument also equal an elevated price when compared to other signature models.

Jan T.

Any chances for an EII version of this this year? BTW, a sweet guitar, but the inlays on the neck are tacky as hell! Would still get it though for the body shape and the scale!

Carl N.

Hey Jan, no plans at the moment.  Thanks for sharing your thoughts!

Jan T.

Is this model (ESP, not LTD) available anywhere in the UK? Web search results only bring up the LTD version...

Carl N.

Hey Jan, best to inquire with your local ESP distributor, as they would be responsible for importing this to your region.

Austin C.

Wow this looks awesome. Does anyone know if the neck in this guitar has a binding? It’s hard to tell if there is a black binding or none at all. 

Carl N.

Hey Austin, yes this will have black binding along the neck.