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ESP USA Viper Guitar, Quilted Maple Top, Duncan Sentient & Pegasus, See Thru Black Sunburst

$5,399.00
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ESP USA Viper Guitar, Quilted Maple Top, Duncan Sentient & Pegasus, See Thru Black Sunburst

$5,399.00
FREE 2-Day Shipping

PLAYER'S PERSPECTIVE

It's always a treat to get a beautiful USA-made ESP into the shop. Built in ESP's USA factory right here in California, these instruments are top-of-the-line instruments on par with their renowned, artisan-made Japanese Custom Shop guitars. This one's in a gorgeous See Thru Black Sunburst with a figured, flame-esque Quilted Maple top.

The Viper has long been one of ESP's most popular body shapes, and this luthier-built version is for the more discerning players wanting a bit more in terms of build quality and craftsmanship. This is a shredder's dream with killer playability in a simple and sleek package. The unmistakably meticulous attention to detail from top to bottom is stunning. The fretwork is pure perfection and allows for incredibly low action. A simple control layout gives you everything you need and nothing you don't.

This guitar features Seymour Duncan Sentient & Pegasus pickups. These pickups are contemporary through and through, and were Seymour's attempt to create a passive pickup that had the articulation and output required for progressive rock & metal. And suffice to say, he succeeded. The Sentient is low output similar to the '59 and Jazz Duncan pickups, and sound fantastically clean but the low-end tightness is optimized for drop tunings and high gain. The Pegasus, being Alnico V, has all the shimmer and sparkle of an alnico pickup but with the clarity for high-gain chug. Both sound great in this guitar!

MANUFACTURER'S DESCRIPTION

Crafted at our ESP USA facility in Southern California, the USA Viper ups the ante on the ultimate offset double-cutaway guitar shape that so many ESP players have used over the years. The USA Viper offers a mahogany body with optional flamed maple and quilted maple tops and a wide variety of gloss and satin translucent finishes to allow the figured wood grain to be highlighted (solid colors are also available). These guitars offer smooth set-thru construction at 24.75” scale, with a three-piece thin U-shaped mahogany neck and ebony fingerboard with 22 extra-jumbo Jescar stainless steel frets and mother-of-pearl split-flag inlays.

We chose the very best components available for the USA Viper, including Sperzel Trimlok tuners, TonePros locking TOM bridge and tailpiece, Dunlop strap locks, and a bone nut. Pickups for the USA Viper include a variety of world-class Seymour Duncan (passive) and EMG (active) models, with a push-pull coil split control on the tone knob for passive pickup models. The USA Viper includes a high-quality ESP USA form-fitting hard shell case.

SPECIFICATIONS

Body

  • Model: USA Viper
  • Color: See Thru Black Sunburst
  • Finish: Satin
  • Body Wood: Mahogany
  • Top Wood: Quilted Maple

Neck

  • Construction: Set Neck
  • Fretboard: Ebony
  • Binding: Cream
  • Radius: 12" (305mm)
  • Scale: 24.75"
  • Frets: 22 JESCAR FW57110 XJ Stainless Steel
  • Inlays: Mother of Pearl Split Flags
  • Neck Wood: 3-Piece Mahogany
  • Profile: Thin U
  • Nut: 1.65" (42mm) Bone
  • Thickness @ 1st Fret: 20mm
  • Thickness @ 12th Fret: 22mm
  • Headstock: Matching

Electronics

  • Pickups: Seymour Duncan Sentient & Pegasus Set
  • Controls: Volume, Tone, 3-Way Toggle Switch, Push-Pull Tone Coil-Split

Hardware

  • Bridge: TonePros T3BT Locking TOM w/T1Z Locking Tailpiece
  • Tuners: Sperzel Trim-Lok
  • Strap Buttons: Dunlop Locking
  • Hardware Finish: Black

Misc.

  • Case: ESP USA Viper Form Fit Hardshell
  • Strings: D’Addario NYXL REG LITE (.010 - .046)
  • Made In North Hollywood, CA
  • Instrument Weight: 8.2 lbs
  • Serial #: US24369

OVERALL CONDITION

Music Store Live is proud to be an authorized dealer for ESP. This USA Viper is 100% brand new and is being sold with a full manufacturer's warranty. Photos are of the exact guitar you'll receive.

Our in-house guitar tech will inspect, test, set up, and clean all of our instruments on site prior to shipping. All of our instruments are guaranteed to be fully functional upon arrival.