Stephen Carpenter films rare guitar playthrough for new Deftones single Ceremony

Not content with the recent release of their video for Ceremony – taken from last year's Ohms album – Deftones guitarist Stephen Carpenter has posted a playthrough of the song on his custom Pearl Pink ESP eight-string electric guitar.

It's a rare close-up glimpse of the man at work at a home with a classic heavy signature riff from him in the refrain. 

Bonus points for the matching pink hairband serving as a string muter too. 

Rob Laing
Guitars Editor, MusicRadar

I'm the Guitars Editor for MusicRadar, handling news, reviews, features, tuition, advice for the strings side of the site and everything in between. Before MusicRadar I worked on guitar magazines for 15 years, including Editor of Total Guitar in the UK. When I'm not rejigging pedalboards I'm usually thinking about rejigging pedalboards.