Perhaps more than any other LTD guitar, the SC-607 Baritone is the instrument most closely associated with Deftones guitarist and longtime ESP player Stephen Carpenter. The latest incarnation of this 7-string, 27” scale baritone guitar is being made available in a great-looking Purple Satin finish. The SC-607 Baritone is a neck-thru-body guitar with a three-piece maple neck and mahogany body wings. Its pickups are Stef’s Fishman Fluence SRC Signature set, with a push-pull control to switch between voicings. Hit also features a TonePros locking TOM bridge and tailpiece, and LTD locking tuners.
FISHMAN FLUENCE SRC SIGNATURE
Stephen is a player’s player, preferring to concentrate more on his music than equipment. “My signature pickup set has the full range of tones that you’re looking for. Voice 1 is similar to the tone of the original Modern Humbucker Fluence set. And for the second voice, I like a bit more heat, some hot stuff on it… more edge, so that’s in there too.”
Each Fishman Fluence pickup has two distinct and useful sounds on-board. These sounds start with the revolutionary Fluence Core, the heart of Fluence tone. From this Fluence Core we then create the classic timbres and tone — colors you expect from great guitar pickups — as well as some you’ve never expected.
“I was never the super-critical guy. I’m not much for specs, but I like clean, full sounding pickups. We put Fluence in and I jammed on them for 45 minutes and thought… ‘these things are freaking great…’ I didn’t want to stop playing.”
ESP Company, Limited is a Japanese guitar manufacturer, primarily focused on the production of electric guitars and basses. They are based in both Tokyo, Japan and Los Angeles, California, United States, with two distinct product lines for each respective market. ESP Company manufactures instruments under several names, including “ESP Standard”, “ESP Custom Shop”, “LTD Guitars and Basses”, “Navigator”, “Edwards Guitar and Basses”, and “Grassroots”. www.espguitars.com