2018 LTD SC-608B Red Sparkle

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  1. Whipsy77

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    Having owned the black version years ago I was really interested to see how these fishman fluence pups stack up to the EMGs and IMO they totally blow them away. These pics do not do the finish on this guitar any justive put simply its stunning in the flesh.

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    Good lord googly moogly I love that finish.
     
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    r3tr0sp3ct1v3 Grey

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    I pick up mine pretty soon. Waiting on it to arrive at the local shop
     
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    im very happy with it man. hopefully u will be too
     
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    KnightBrolaire despair ahead

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    God i love that finish
     
  6. setsuna7

    setsuna7 Poor Gearwhore

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    damn bro!! congrats!!!she's a beaut!!! if only the 7 string version are in this color too.
     
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    The rosewood ruins an otherwise badass guitar.
     
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    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    That's ebony. ESP no longer uses rosewood on their LTDs.
     
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    That ebony needed to be JET BLACK for me to truly love this guitar.
    The finish is a stunner.
    Its like glittery blood. Amazing.

    but yeah, brownish fretboard..........eurgh.
     
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    gunshow86de Beef Jerky Time

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    HeHasTheJazzHands greg rulz ok

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    Most ebony is dyed these days. Pitch black ebony is getting harder and harder to find, so true black ebony tends to be saved for more special or expensive instruments.

    I did notice that several of the 2018 ESP models show streaky ebony fretboards. Must be intentional.

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    gunshow86de Beef Jerky Time

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    The upper end LTD range are using Macassar Ebony, which tends to be much more brown and streaky. The wood database website actually compares it to zebrawood, instead of "traditional" ebony.

    I mean, this is the example Taylor uses on their website for Macassar.

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    prlgmnr ...that kind of idea

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    Macassar ebony just needs a tiny bit of sympathetic inlay work and you're right as rain

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    Very handsome.
     
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    congrats man, the red sparkle is so damn hot,
    need moar pics, please
     
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    wow wow what a glow - fantastic, thanx a lot
     
  18. Whipsy77

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    Couple of vids if anyone wants to see it a bit more closely


     
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    r3tr0sp3ct1v3 Grey

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    Making me wish mine was here quicker.
     
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    Any idea how long you have to wait?
     

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