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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

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 that I worked on guitar magazines for 15 years, including Editor of Total Guitar.