ESP LTD SC-20, Stephen Carpenter Signature – Sonic Blue
STEPHEN CARPENTER — DEFTONES
Stephen Carpenter is the guitarist in California alt-metal gurus Deftones. From 6- to 7- to 8-string guitars, Stephen has never been afraid to push the limits of what a guitar is meant to sound like. With an unmistakable style, he has turned to ESP since the 90’s to build guitars that meet his every need. Stephen’s guitars were built to handle the heaviest of breakdowns, the richest clean tones, and everything in between.
Updated for 2021 with a killer 3-Tone Burst finish, the LTD SC-20 celebrates the 20th anniversary of influential and innovative guitarist Stephen Carpenter (Deftones) getting his first ESP Signature Series guitar. The SC-20 is a six-string model, harkening back to Stef’s early days with ESP. A neck-thru-body design, the SC-20 offers a three-piece maple neck with alder sides, as well as a Macassar ebony fingerboard with glow in the dark side markers. It includes components such as a high-output Seymour Duncan JB pickup paired with an ESP Designed LH-150N humbucker and LS-120N single-coil pickup, a TonePros locking TOM bridge with string-thru-body, and LTD locking tuners.
NECK CONTOUR:Thin U
BRIDGE:Tonepros Locking TOM w/ String Thru
NECK PU:ESP Designed LS-120
MIDDLE PU:ESP Designed LH-150N
BRIDGE PU:Seymour Duncan JB
ELECTRONICS LAYOUT:Volume/Tone/5-way Switch
STRINGS:D’Addario XL110 (.010/.013/.017/.026/.036/.046)
CASE:MH GUITAR FORM FIT CASE