ESP STEF B-7 1 Hum Stephen Carpenter Signature 2019 – 2020 – Purple Satin – COA and ESP hard case.

$ 3500.00

Hand-crafted in Tokyo by ESP’s master luthier. Includes COA and ESP hard case. One of a kind!

Interesting background on this guitar. I purchased this from The Axe Palace an Elite Top-Notch ESP Dealer.

This model originated as an Axe Palace personal custom shop guitar, which was mistakenly sent to Stephen Carpenter of the Deftones. He loved it so much, that he had ESP make it a regular 2019 model after returning this original to them.

This is the ESP custom shop build version, not the LTD SC-607B which is also being produced now in this color.

Unfortunately, my son used it a few times to learn how to play and banged it up a little bit (see photos)

ESP GUITARS ESTEFB71HPS DETAILS

Built by hand, one at a time, by the master luthiers at the ESP Custom Shop in Japan, the latest iteration of Signature Series guitars by Stephen Carpenter of Detones is the ESP ESTEFB71HPS Stef Baritone-7 1 Hum.

Stef has been one of the most influential players on the ESP artist roster for over 20 years, and his latest guitar offers the innovative features that help him stand out from the crowd. These include a single Fishman Fluence® SRC Signature pickup with a push-pull control to switch between its “Modern Active” and “Modern Passive Attack” voices. The ESP Stef B-7 1 Hum is a 7-string guitar built at 27″ baritone scale with neck-thru-body design. It offers a comfortable and resonant alder body and a three-piece maple neck, with top-level components like a a TonePros locking TOM bridge with string-thru-body design, Sperzel locking tuners, and a graphite nut.

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.”

Specs:

Construction: Neck-Thru

Body: Alder

Neck Type: Thin U, 27″ Baritone Scale, 3Pc Maple, Neck-Thru-Body

Fretboard: Ebony

Nut Width: 47mm

Nut Type: Graphite

Frets: 24

Tuners: Sperzel Locking

Bridge: Tonepros Locking TOM w/ String Thru

Bridge PU: Fishman Fluence SRC Signature

Pickup Switch: None

Controls: 1x Volume / 1x Tone

Strings: 7 strings

Country of Origin: Japan