ESP Introduces Stephen Carpenter Baritone 7-String Signature Series Guitar

Stephen Carpenter, influential guitarist from the Deftones, has added to his ESP Signature Series guitars with the introduction of the Stef B-7. The guitar, a 7-string baritone model, is the sixth model the guitarist has helped create for ESP and LTD.
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"Stef is a unique and innovative guitarist, and we're glad to continue our relationship with him via another Signature Series model," says Allen Steelgrave, ESP Director of Marketing and Artist Relations. "While we've had the LTD SC-607B 7-string baritone model in the LTD line for some time, the new Stef B-7 is the first guitar with this configuration to hold the ESP brand."

The ESP Stef-B7 is a new black-finished baritone 7-string Signature Series model by Stephen "Stef" Carpenter of the Deftones. The guitar has a neck-thru design with a 27" scale to accommodate the baritone scale. The Stef B-7's alder body adjoins a 3-piece maple neck with a 24-fret ebony fingerboard and no inlays (side dot position markers only). White binding is included on the head and neck. The Gotoh string-thru bridge offers excellent sustain, while the EMG 81-7 pickups are designed to offer the tremendous tone of the EMG-81 for 7-string guitars.

The Stef B-7 will be available only from authorized ESP dealers early in 2006.

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