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ESP LTD LH208 8-String Electric Guitar Black 

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Overview
  • Basswood body
  • 25.5" Scale maple neck, rosewood fretboard, 24 XJ frets
  • ESP LH-308 passive bridge and neck pickups
Description & Specs
  • MSRP:
    $570.00
  • Your Savings:
    - $171.00
  • Your Price:
    $39900

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      When 7 strings just won't do.

      If seven strings just arenʼt enough for you, itʼs time to check out the new H-208 model from ESP LTD. Based on their H-style body shape, the H-208 is a very affordable 8-string with a basswood body, chrome hardware, and passive ESP LH-308 pickups. It's perfect for achieving epic low end, and the H-208 offers players a huge expansion of range over a standard 6-string guitar.

      Features
      • Basswood body
      • 25.5" Scale maple neck, rosewood fretboard, 24 XJ frets
      • ESP LH-308 passive bridge and neck pickups
      • Bolt-on construction

      Order this thunderous 8-stringed monster today.

       
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      ESPLTD LH208 8-String Electric Guitar
       
      4.8

      (based on 4 reviews)

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      100%

      of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

      Pros

      • Fun to play (3)
      • Good feel (3)

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          4.0

          Best entry level 8-string

          By Buzzzsaw

          from Montreal, Qc

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good finish

          Cons

          • Mediocre Pickups
          • Short Scale

          Best Uses

          • Learning The 8-string

          Comments about ESP LTD LH208 8-String Electric Guitar:

          The guitar feels great. It is really a joy to play, and everything sounds as it should without any buzz or anything. The finish is excellent and the guitar looks cool.

          On the other hand, the stock pickups are not that good. They are very weak on the first string, and they feel dull on the 8th.
          The short scale also makes the 8th string "muddy", but this is definitely not a deal breaker, as all entry level 8-strings have this.

          I replaced the stock pickups with DiMarzio D-Activators, and now the tone is great, even though I wish I had a longer scale.

          Overall, I'd say this is the best 8-string in this price range by far. I tried similar Ibanez and Jackson and they sounded awful compared to this one.

          If you're begining in the 8-string world, get this guitar, you won't regret it.

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          5.0

          Love this guitar

          By my new toy

          from gilbert, az

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Awesome
          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • Solid Electronics

          Cons

          • None

          Best Uses

          • Everyday Use
          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts
          • School Bands
          • Small Venues

          Comments about ESP LTD LH208 8-String Electric Guitar:

          I went from the transition of 6-7 string guitar, but I didn't feel the satisfaction I was looking for. I originally bought a Ibanez 8 string, but it felt like I was kissing my sister(not that I have done that) So I picked out this little gem and a total difference. I play metal on a daily basis, but this girl has taken my playing to a whole new level besides the metal. Way easy to play and the tuning for it stays in tune. I even had to buy a new tuner to get the tunings I was craving. I play through a Egnater 40w tweaker and a 4x12 marshal cab and it is pure bliss to me. I think I would be lost with another 8 string after this one and am on the hunt for another one to explore more tunings and tones.

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          (6 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          Completely Worth It

          By HeyGuysItsMeRyan

          from Raceland, LA

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

          • Fun To Play
          • Good Feel
          • Good Pick Up
          • Good Tone
          • Nice finish
          • Solid Electronics
          • Stays in tune

          Cons

          • Tuning

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Small Venues

          Comments about ESP LTD LH208 8-String Electric Guitar:

          This is my first 8 string, and of all my choices at a low budget, I'm completely satisfied with it. I was worried at first about how it may sound bad or feel awkward with the 25" scale, but I think it sounds an feels perfect. I still have the factory strings on it, and they still sound mean, along with the pickups. So far, the only issue I've had was tuning, for tuners don't exactly pick up the low F# string too well, but using triple octaves, tuning is a breeze. It also holds tuning very well. Anyone new to 8 strings, this is a magnificent guitar and definitely a steal, with such a low price.

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          (15 of 16 customers found this review helpful)

           
          5.0

          A Killer Axe!

          By John Hobbs

          from Godfrey, IL

          Comments about ESP LTD LH208 8-String Electric Guitar:

          This is my first 8 string. Run through a digitech processor to Crate single 12. Sounds insane for metal, and clean is great too. Great guitar!
          Great everything from pickups to tuners. Neck is not too wide, but it is a adjustment. Looks more hardcore than the Ibanez and Schecter.
          Cant beat the price.

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