The ESP LTD SC-207 is a signature model made by LTD to appease those who are Stephen Carpenter fans but don't have the cash to shell out for the more expensive models out there. The guitar features a basswood body, a maple bolt-on neck with a rosewood fretboard, 24 extra jumbo frets, a TOM bridge, two humbuckers, one volume, one tone and a three way switch.
The guitar isn't put together that well. While I didn't experience the issues of the neck joints like I did with other LTD models out there, the fretwork was still bad. The edges were sharp and unfinished. The frets weren't properly crowned, and there were issues with the frets being uneven in certain areas which can hinder how low you can set the action before you fret out. I also can't stand the position of the switch and volume knobs, but since it's a Stephen Carpenter signature model, it's kinda hard to fault that.
The stock pickups in this thing suck. They sound very dull, and the middle pickup is completely useless. I never understood why Stephen likes the middle humbucker pickup. I could never get a good lead tone out of it, and the clean tones were always average at best. It also gets in the way of my picking, and I'm always finding myself hitting it whenever I'm strumming. I usually just slam the thing so I can get some room to strum without hitting it all the time.
If you're a fan of Stephen Carpenter, you'll probably be checking this model out. Given that I'm not a huge fan of his music, my opinion might be a bit biased, but I just didn't enjoy the guitar at all. The electronics positioning was all wrong, the middle humbucker was useless, the low B and muddy as hell with the stock pickups, the fretwork was iffy at best, and it didn't even contain the tone woods the guy normally uses. I recommend checking out something else.
Tuner guitar (like huh cars) good basis for upgrade.
Made in the guitar cheap entry level par excellence.
Easel Gibson type (we like it or not I have struggled at first, warm the palm-mute ..
Strings which pass through eyelets in the body, = more sustain,
No strings blocks = more sustain ..!
Microphones, yuck when you have a jackson rise X2n we appreciate the way the original pickups,
Varnished handle we like it or not, one tone, volume, the tone is unnecessary, given the mike!
A luthier (a size he makes guitars around the world, including one for Ben Harper, sanseverino, and an old ultra famous Rocker jme which reminds more ... ah yes! BO diddley ZZ top etc etc) told me day how much is this guitar? 800 euros? Hey well no 400! They are crazy Chinese, very good finish! Channel pleasant, good ergonomics, balanced, no major worries!
Good access to acute, impeccable playability, not heavy, not boring! --MAIS--
The use is wasted AROP execrable microphones that not make you want to play when we have other guiatre better equipped (see below).
To play metal! Micros change SOS emergency that sucks!
As against this, like it or not the neck microphone position which is in the center position (see photos), no position "hot" so. I like, I imagine two X2N7 ..
I do not dwell on the sound, although quite powerful microphones are CA-Re-MENT brouillons.De more ... No way to do not have harmonics scream! Amazing! this guitar produces no siflées harmonics (pinches you like! lol) she has nothing in the bag! This is scary! I own and have tried many guitars of any prize (les paul 2002 reissue 62 Wasburn n1, jackson dinky dx10, fender tele, Ibanez RG300 Yamaha rg620Z ..) etc etc ... well this is one that has LTD by far the most pourraves microphones! POU-RRA-VES!
The pickups are quite powerful in output level but does not saturate! This is crap! I tried to turn the microphone cover to gain millimeters closer the strings of the microphone, the microphone is not made of a block, a rectangle plastoc help! No way to see the studs.
CORRECTION hop back in the future ... I changed the pickups, I put a DIMARZIO X2N7 the guitar is transfigured! his mortal slightly scooped midrange a bit middle what! slap! really that's another guitar, I began to love it! like what a good bridge, it changes life!
BON after changing microphones!
Try before you buy, good alternative to Ibanez, all the same and no soul in this price range (I say not that the LTD are many more, but the instrument is more original)
Ok value for money, good finish, keeping impeccable Agreement, the microphones are a change to get a guitar that no one is ashamed to leave his gig bag!
Black is classic but good, the shape is nice, kind profiled wing aircraft, it's not just a piece of wood the material is worked (in series by machines but still)
I'd ESP I would withdraw the brand name on the microphones as this may cause so their quality commercial damage is pathetic ..
A ride why not DiMarzio x2n7 in bridge (which I did, I expected my guitar Recycling) SH8 or a good seymour in central and it already sends more fucking!
CORRECTION --- Scraper recovered x2n7 powwer engaged, well gentlemen this is serious, this guitar is transformed! The sound is much better, it palm mute to death galore! Sustain IN-FI-NI§ its delicious medium, bo, n is the basswood eh is not solid wood triple dried pensdant 300 years eh! But frankly it would like the steak with Ibanez and Schecter (Hellraiser huh)
on the other hand, monpote luthier told me a terrible thing, the trussrod is round! lol he adjusted with a screwdriver he followed suit in! You too? actually, we watched are no sides, inside the trussrod is round! Good to know! Contact me if question though my guitar groovy walking I am very happy!
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maxrage's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
Made in China
24 frets, Seymour Duncan Designed HB-102 7.
1 volume, 1 Tone 3 positions slecteur microphone.
The handle is relatively enjoyable, Access in the treble is fairly easy, although the ACCS Premire of strings bass is quite difficult. This is a guitar lgre, basswood body ...
The sound is not phnomenal either bridge or neck position, c is an entry level guitar.
It suits my type of music that I will change the micro bridge with an invader 7, I play ENGL Screamer. Easily obtained with a fat lot of bass can be too ....
J likes to position bridge with enough saturation, if not in his cot clear round but the microphones in the set are not top.
I play it for 15 days.
I like the look of this guitar, I possde Mh 4000 Stblk a cot and is better finished, normal price diffrence forces.
It's a pretty good price quality ratio is the entry-level home in 7-string ESP LTD not expect a guitar top.
It is a good base but customize by changing the pickups ...
One regret is that it is not that baritone is a bit crippling for low tunings like G # and F #.
Exprience I would do with this choice for the price but who has a bigger budget I would advise the SC 607 Baritone.
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zangdar555's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)
Lutherie excellent for the price, very well finished, smooth and dark purple on my model.
Only downsides: Average mechanical, micro means but very very good.
I find the handle very nice, very easy access to acute, the cutting is excellent. Weight balanced, neither too light nor too heavy, good general resonance.
8 with a Seymour Blackout / EMG 81-7 / 707, 7 with the original pickups. They are not bad, but hardly miss hitting. For the big rock not bother to change them, I played the precise metal for a while with too ... A change when we can afford, do not bother to hurry, the sound is still there!
Engl Fireball on this side slightly inaccurate tends to disappear given the upright and tight grain of this amp.
From the change of micro done, it makes a great qualitative leap.
Clear sounds are really good home, placing special micro "handle" forces, I feel like piezo sound.
For the price (300th, B Stock on the internet, slight crack key nickel repaired), I prefer this a thousand times that Ibanez guitar in the same range.
A big plus for the neck (really nice) and finishes General (beautiful, well united and finally a skyscraper in this range with a black handle well varnish).
A change in my opinion: the mechanical (by AD for comfort) and the bridge pickup (active or not), therefore if the 150th and more.
A very pleasant surprise, then, especially since I've seen it gets a little hard to get ...