Model

SC-20

SEE THRU GREEN

$1,284.00 $899.00

The SC-20 celebrates the 20th anniversary of influential and innovative guitarist Stephen Carpenter (Deftones) getting his first ESP Signature Series guitar. It’s a six-string model, harkening back to Stef’s early days with ESP. A neck-thru-body design, the SC-20 offers a maple neck with alder sides in See Thru Green finish, and includes components such as a Seymour Duncan JB pickup paired with ESP Designed LH-150N and LS-120N pickups, as well as an ebony fingerboard with glow in the dark side markers.

(U.S. Only)
Specifications
Construction
Neck-Thru
Scale
25.5"
Body
Alder
Neck
3Pc Maple
Fingerboard
Macassar Ebony
Fingerboard Radius
350mm
Finish
SEE THRU GREEN
Nut Width
42mm
Nut Type
Molded
Neck Contour
Thin U
Frets/Type
24 XJ
Hardware Color
Chrome
Strap Button
Standard
Tuners
LTD Locking
Bridge
Tonepros Locking TOM w/ String Thru
Neck PU
ESP Designed LS-120N
Middle PU
ESP Designed LH-150
Bridge PU
Seymour Duncan JB
Electronics
Passive
Electronics Layout
Vol/Tone/5-Way Switch
Strings
D'Addario XL110 (.010/.013/.017/.026/.036/.046)
Case
Case Included
N
Prices and specifications subject to change.
Comments
Jeremy M.

Such a classic Steph model! I love it! Are you guys also going to have this model in different colors in the future? I would kill to have this model in the original baby blue or white finish!

Nolan B.

because I asked a question about this but received nothing (they're  probably quite busy. ) it's a good bet that this may be a limited time run to this year only. also, the model I bought has a low range serial #, leading me to suspect that it's within the first 100 models turned out. black or green, it's amazing and if it tickles your tastes I wouldn't wait for a black one that may not ever come. it's an amazing guitar and I have been very pleasantly surprised by the the middle and neck pickups. I didn't think too much of them before it came and thought I would have some swapping to do before it was ready for live shows, but they really knocked it out of the park. it's a great guitar.

Todd B. ESP

Hey Nolan, Sorry if I missed your question earlier. We plan to keep this in the line for next year for now. Adding more colors could be cool. I wish I had gotten one of those early baby blue ones when I had the chance! Thanks for detailing how you like the sound of the HHS setup. It is rather unique. I always like the way it looked but it can get in the way for some players style.

Todd B. ESP

Hey Jeremy, Good question. Currently we're only offering the green one but it's possible we could do the other colors. Sonic Blue, Black, 3 Tone Burst and Snow White!

Kroni606

my serial number is  E069729 Black sc-500 for my steph carpenter guitar, What year was it made ? Thanks

Todd B. ESP

Hi Kroni, we made these in 2002-3003.

sensei

are there no other 6 string models for him?

Nolan B.

generally no, since he stopped using 6 strings after the white pony era. when the self titled album came, the 7 strings became the standard, though they are also amazing guitars in their own right.

Todd B. ESP

Hi Nolan, Yes that is correct. He kept asking us to add more strings! Now he has a new custom prototype 9-string....

sensei

oh i see 

Todd B. ESP

Hi Sensei, This is the only current 6 string model for Stef. We made him some 6 strings many many years ago and he has since switched to 7 and 8 strings......this is a release of a model that is a replica of his original signature model from 20 years ago!

Kroni606

E069729 Black sc 500 for my steph carpenter guitar, What year was it made ? Thanks

Todd B. ESP

Hi Kroni, I replied to your other comment. This was built in 2002 or 2003.

Nolan B.

I'm just wondering guys, how long will this be available for? indefinitely or just for the 20th year?

Todd B. ESP

Hi Nolan, This guitar was just introduced this year and as of now it will continue to be available through next year although I don't see it being something that we would keep in the lineup for too many years. Stef now plays 7 and 8 strings and with different pickups so this model is more of a throw back to the early days when we first designed his original six string signature model.

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