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 (opens in new tab) guitarist Stephen Carpenter (opens in new tab) has posted a playthrough of the song on his custom Pearl Pink ESP eight-string electric guitar (opens in new tab).

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. I've currently set aside any pipe dreams of getting anywhere with my own songs and I am enjoying playing covers in function bands.