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ESP LTD SC-208 Stephen Carpenter 8-String Electric Guitar  

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    Explore Stephen's world of altered tunings with this 8-string that's easy to navigate.

    For those of you who want to venture into the zone of 8-strings and maximize your bottom-end attack, the LTD SC-208 is a new standard-scale 8-string model from Deftones' Stephen Carpenter. The basswood body has a bolt-on maple neck with rosewood fingerboard, providing the strength and stability to handle 8=strings. A Thin U Neck contour and 24 extra jumbo fret faciiitate fleet-fingered fretboard forays. ESP LH-308 humbuckers capture every bit of low-end frequency—enough to move mountains.


    • Bolt-On Construction
    • 25.5" Scale
    • Basswood Body
    • Maple Neck
    • Rosewood Fingerboard
    • 54mm Standard Nut
    • Thin U Neck Contour
    • 24 XJ Frets
    • Chrome Hardware
    • ESP Tuners
    • Fixed Bridge
    • ESP LH-308 (B & N) p.u.
    • Master Volume/Tone

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    ESPLTD SC-208 Stephen Carpenter 8-String Electric Guitar

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    It was decent

    By carroll copeland

    from Edenton nc

    Comments about ESP LTD SC-208 Stephen Carpenter 8-String Electric Guitar:

    Overall it's a good guitar. I just wish it came with the EMG picups if it did I wouldn't have just exchanged it yesterday for a guitar that did have them. Hopefully the guitar plays just as well.
    Features were good for the price. I actually liked the look, feel and features.
    Quality was pretty good. I did notice it got out of tune rather easier than I was use to but I'm also use to a locking system on one of my guitars. Also the top string sounded a little muddy with the picups but it wasn't to bad, but I read emg picups would fix that.
    Def worth it for the money and it played a lot better than I thought. It's a real good backup guitar and a good first time 8 string adventure to see if your down to continue to play 8 strings.

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    My First 8 string

    By THE_SRC

    from British Columbia Canada

    Comments about ESP LTD SC-208 Stephen Carpenter 8-String Electric Guitar:

    this guitar turned out to be way more than i expected, sure, the neck isn't painted, but the natural satin is still a great way to go. the ESP LH-308 pickups are better than i thought they would be as well, never muddy, even on that low F#. i cant tell you how much i love this thing, check it out, you wont regret it.

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