Stephen Carpenter




American musician, Stephen (Stef) Carpenter, is best known as the lead guitarist of the alternative metal band Deftones. At the age of 16, Stef began teaching himself guitar by playing along to tracks from artists like Anthrax, Stormtroopers of Death, and Metallica. His guitar technique makes use of both ringing open strings and dissonant chord voicings, as well as stock power chords in polyrhythms. Today, Stef’s signature guitar both in-studio and on stage is the ESP STEF B-8.

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