with case
(U.S. Only)

The LTD 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 three-piece maple neck with alder sides in Sonic Blue finish, as well as a Macassar ebony fingerboard with glow in the dark side markers. It includes components such as a Seymour Duncan JB pickup paired with ESP Designed LH-150N and LS-120N pickups, a TonePros locking TOM bridge with string-thru-body, and LTD locking tuners.

Construction Neck-Thru
Scale 25.5"
Body Alder
Neck 3Pc Maple
Fingerboard Macassar Ebony
Fingerboard Radius 350mm
Finish Sonic Blue
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
Bridge PU Seymour Duncan JB
Electronics Passive
Electronics Layout Volume/Tone/5-way Switch
Strings D'Addario XL110 (.010/.013/.017/.026/.036/.046)
Case Included Y
Jeremiah B.

How many of these special editions models made?

Carl N.

this is a current production model that is not being produced in limited quantities

James S.

This thing is great that JB screams 

Carl N.

glad you are enjoying it

Caleb Van Wyk

I wish that the SC-20 would've come out more like the OG src6 or the 7 string version (pictured above) or even that single humbucker 7 string custom shop pictured above. I know that the LTD's are made in a different factory than the ESP's therefore the finishes will have a different outcome...that's why I'm glad that I'll be able to to get my Custom Shop to look more like the 7 string or 6 string Stephen signatures or the single humbucker 7 string....

Carl N.

cool, thanks for sharing!


Side by side with what I consider traditional Sonic Blue. This looks very accurate on my screen.

Carl N.

thanks for sharing


Got mine!

Color varies depending on lighting.. hard to photograph a true representation of the color. The one above is a little light, the one below a little dark. 

This one still a little dark, but probably most accurate:



Carl N.

Thanks for sharing, be sure to have the white balance set correctly on your camera if you are trying to show the color off,  different kinds of light sources can change how these appear in images.


Yeah, I might have to bust out my DSLR to get it dialed in. These are unedited & straight off my iPhone.

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