ESP LTD FB-208 Frank Bello 8-String Bass Guitar, Black Satin

698.00 (including VAT @ 23%)

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Product Ref: 56638

  • 4 Octave Strings for a Bright and Unique Tone
  • Basswood Body, Maple/Rosewood Neck
  • 24 Fret Rosewood Fingerboard
  • ESP Designed SB-5 Pickups
  • Frank Bello (Anthrax) Signature Model

ESP LTD FB-208 Frank Bello 8-String Bass Guitar, Black Satin

The ESP LTD FB-208 Frank Bello 8-String Bass Guitar is a versatile and unique bass guitar which has been designed in collaboration with Anthrax bassist Frank Bello. Constructed from a lightweight Basswood body and featuring a speedy 5 piece Maple/Rosewood neck the FB-208 provides a smooth playability whilst the addition of 4 octave strings adds a unique sizzle to the tone. Also incorporating a sturdy tune-o-matic bridge, 24 fret Rosewood fingerboard and ESP designed SB-5 Pickups the FB-208 is perfect for Anthrax fans.

Product Ref: 56638

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Over the past 30 years ESP Guitars have become one of the leading electric guitar and bass manufactures across the globe, specialising in metal and rock instruments. With artist such as James Hetfield, Kirk Hammett, Alexi Laiho, Richie Sambora, Tom Araya and many more ESP Guitars ensure every one of their guitars is a high performance and professional musical instrument.

Octave Strings

The ESP LTD FB-208 is based on the iconic B-Series basses which incorporate 4 thinner octave strings bellow each normal string to allow unique and exciting melodic overtones. The addition of the 4 octave strings also create a full and bright shine to the tone whilst still remaining as simple to play as a standard 4 string bass guitar.

Balance & 3-Band EQ

Also featuring a versatile 3-band eq the FB-208 allows you to fine tune and tweak your tone with the on board treble, middle, and low cut/boost controls whilst the balance control provides the ability to blend the output from the bridge and neck pickup.


Body & Bridge

  • Body: Basswood
  • Construction: Bolt-On
  • Finish: Black Satin
  • Bridge: Tune-O-Matic with Tailpiece

Neck & Fretboard

  • Neck: 5pc Maple/Rosewood
  • Neck Profile: U
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Fretboard Radius: 305mm
  • Frets: 24 Extra Jumbo
  • Inlays: Abalone Block
  • Scale Length: 34"
  • Nut: Moulded
  • Nut Width: 45mm

Hardware & Electronics

  • Controls: 1 x Volume, 1 x Balance, 3 x EQ
  • Bridge Pickup: ESP Designed SB-5B
  • Neck Pickup: ESP Designed SB-5N
  • Tuners: LTD
  • Hardware: Chrome