Deftones’ Stephen Carpenter is now playing Kiesel guitars – but will continue endorsing ESP at the same time

Stephen Carpenter
(Image credit: Kiesel/Instagram)

Stephen Carpenter has added Kiesel instruments to his electric guitar rotation in a deal that will also see him remain as an ESP signature artist.

As such, the Deftones guitarist will now formally endorse two guitar brands, and will play both Kiesel models and his variety of ESP signature guitars going forward.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer,

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.