Crafted one at a time at the ESP Custom Shop by our world-class luthiers, the ESP STEF-T7B is an extraordinary guitar designed by innovative player Stephen Carpenter of Deftones. The STEF-T7B starts with a rather traditional shape, but then takes an abrupt turn into one of the most powerful guitars available for contemporary music styles. It's a seven-string guitar, with neck-thru-body construction at 27" baritone scale. That means this instrument can handle extremely low tunings, while still maintaining the string tension needed for expressive playing and excellent tones. It offers a comfortable alder body and a three-piece maple neck, with an unadorned ebony fingerboard that offers side-dot position markers. Components on the STEF-T7B are first class, with a graphite nut, Sperzel locking tuners, a TonePros locking TOM bridge and string-thru-body design for excellent sustain, and a set of Stef's own Fishman Fluence® SRC Signature pickups. Available in Black finish. Includes high-quality hardshell case and Certificate of Authentity from ESP. Also available in a more affordable LTD version with the SCT-607B.