ESP VIPER 1000 Deluxe LTD Black Flame Top 2002 EMG PU MIK Korea 44016
This is a 2002 ESP LTD Viper 1000 in black flame top finish, made in Korea. Has the original EMG 81/85 active pickups. Tuners have been upgraded to locking Sperzels. Beautiful large abalone "flag" neck inlays, as well as fully bound neck with jumbo frets and headstock with same abalone binding. Really cool offset body shape and pretty flame top effect. Mahogany body and U-shaped set neck. Company specs call for an ebony fingerboard though the wood looks lighter like rosewood. 17-year-old guitar with plenty of small playing marks (see pics below). Frets are in super clean condition. Weight is a very trim 6 pounds, 13 ounces. No case. I do a full cleaning and setup on all guitars. (Details on my setups and packing at bottom of listing.) Thanks for looking.
What You Get
-- Full setup, cleaning, and new strings.
-- FREE USA shipping.
-- 30-day return policy.
-- Ship within 1 business day--pro packing.
The ESP LTD Deluxe Viper 1000 Electric Guitar is a solid rocker with impeccable credentials: set neck, mahogany body, 3-piece mahogany neck, a set of EMG-81/85 active humbuckers, a TonePros locking bridge, and extra-jumbo frets. The ESP LTD Deluxe Viper is also done up to the max with full neck and headstock binding (white with abalone), and abalone flag inlays and model name at the 12th fret.
3-piece mahogany neck
Thin U neck contour
24 extra jumbo frets
42mm Standard nut
EMG-81 bridge and EMG-85 neck active humbuckers
Volume, 3-way toggle, and tone controls
TonePros Tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece
Black nickel hardware
White binding with abalone on neck and headstock
Abalone flags inlay with model name at 12th fret
Tear up the stage with ESP's LTD Viper-1000 EMG solidbody electric guitar! This wickedly aggressive double-cutaway guitar doesn't just look mean, it sounds like an absolute beast. That's because ESP stepped the tried-and-true metal guitar up a notch or two when they built this axe. first, they began with their ultra-cool all-mahogany Viper body style, which gives you lightweight comfort and warm fundamental tone. Next, they slapped on a set of EMG active humbuckers, pushing the LTD Viper-1000 EMG's tone well into metal territory. Finish the picture with a rock-solid Tonepros TOM bridge assembly, and you know you're going to get the sound and stability you demand from your ESP LTD Viper-1000 EMG.
Nothing says "let's rock" like an ESP Viper-style guitar. When you pick up a LTD Viper-1000 EMG, you'll know exactly what we mean. The LTD Viper-1000 EMG's offset waist gives you the kind of comfort that lets you play for hours, whereas the double-cutaway design provides easy access to the upper frets both over and under the neck.
When ESP decided to give the LTD Viper-1000 EMG this particular set of EMG active humbuckers, they had nothing but pure metal on their minds. The EMG 81 at the LTD Viper-1000 EMG's bridge is largely responsible for the majority of metal riffs you can think of, providing the blazing hot and knife-edged tone you need to cut through the mix, plus the driving low end you need for maximum impact. The liquid smooth sound of an EMG 85 at the neck completes the picture, giving you the added liquid sustain you need to pull off epic solos.
ESP LTD guitars was created bring a more affordable version of the classic designs and quality of ESP guitars to a new market. The entire ESP LTD line of instruments feature premium tonewoods, quality pickups, and solid hardware for a lifetime of use. An exacting eye to detail and quality means that every instrument is ready to rock when it leaves the factory. An impressive list of signature guitars, by some of today's biggest guitar heroes, shows the popularity and respect held by ESP LTD. If you're looking for the perfect rock or metal guitar, you need to check out ESP LTD Guitars.
ESP LTD Viper-1000 EMG Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:
Solid rock style meets super-aggressive metal tone in a guitar that's all about performance
Lightweight, all-mahogany body and slim mahogany neck provide rich and warm fundamentals - perfect for rock
Classic EMG 81/85 active humbucker combination gives you the sound of modern metal
Tonepros TOM bridge provides epic stability and string response