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The ESP LTD Viper 400 Electric Guitar's set neck and EMG-81/85 active humbuckers generate huge sustain and a more focused tone to cut through dense mixes. The mahogany neck has a bound rosewood fretbo... Click To Read More About This Product

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The ESP LTD Viper 400 Electric Guitar's set neck and EMG-81/85 active humbuckers generate huge sustain and a more focused tone to cut through dense mixes. The mahogany neck has a bound rosewood fretboard featuring extra-jumbo frets and flag inlays. Simple controls on the ESP Viper give you volume, tone, and a 3-way selector. The contoured upper side of the mahogany Viper 400 body offers supreme playing comfort.

  • Set mahogany neck
  • 25-3/4" Scale
  • Mahogany body
  • Rosewood fingerboard
  • 42mm Earvana compensated nut
  • Thin U-shaped neck
  • 24 extra jumbo frets
  • Black nickel hardware
  • Grover tuners
  • TOM bridge and stop tailpiece
  • EMG-81/85 active humbuckers
Limited lifetime warranty on all guitars.
One year warranty on parts and electronics.

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(based on 8 reviews)

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Reviewed by 8 customers

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Priced about right

By Shagnasty

from New Concord,ky

This guitar is a very good buy. It will play as good as any Fender I ever played and I've played hundreds and they are not trying to rip your head off with the price. I'm going to get one.


If god plays guitar, I guarantee he has this.

By OhSnapDawg

from New England

This guitar is incredible, strait up. I got this for Christmas this year, and it hasn't failed yet. I play a minimum of 5 hours a day usually, and this guitar stays in tune for days and days. I play everything from bring me the horizon, to pearl jam, to blues, and jazz and this can play it all, the EMGs can truely put out any sound, clean and distorted, they both sound incredible, if you want a good guitar, get this!! I do suggest you get it in white, I have it in black and fingerprints show up, way to easily.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


A Great Buy

By Tucker Sanchez

from Moorpark, CA - Thousand Oaks, CA

This Guitar is just amazing. The EMG 81/85 pickups are a great feature of this guitar. If you play Metal/Hardcore/Punk/Rock, then you are looking at the right guitar. The neck is fast and easy to play on which is excellent for playing fast riffs and tapping. Additionally the body has a smooth feel to it which makes it comfortable to play. Now, I have gone to alot of photoshoots, concerts, and met alot of bands and this guitar is used by alot of popular guitarists. I play Jazz/Metal/Heavy Metal/punk/Rock/Jazz/Blues/and Reggae. The ESP LTD Viper 401 guitar is definetly a fantastic choice for any of these styles. It will last you a long time. It never falls out of tune oh and even before I put in the Floyd Rose it still never fell out of tune. My standard set up for a guitar are the EMG 81/85 pickups, Floyd Rose Bridge and an EMG Afterburner. I added these to the guitar and it sounds extrodinary. This guitar will become your new best friend. I could not and still cannot put this guitar down. I have been playing for 15 years, and this guitar is definetly a #1 choice along side with my custom Gibson LesPaul.(I have 7 guitars by the way.) Now additioanlly with this guitar it has an SG body style, the only difference is that the Vipers have a beveled top and or edges. Overall this guitar is an outstanding choice for guitarists of all skill levels. Have fun.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)



By Joe

from NJ

This guitar is certainly grand... I love the shape and alpine white finish... very nice... It plays like it was meant for gods... The guitar itself is crafted out of the most amazing wood... possibly the best wood ever... splendid... i also love the inlays... they make the guitar special... They have a nice classy look while incorporating a nice "hardcore" look... Overall Best guitar i've ever seen.



By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

Pros: Amazing sound, i don't know if people realize these pickups are in guitars priced twice as much as this one, it has a fast neck, good finish, and can really take a beating.Cons: Heavy on the neck side, but can be fixed with a leather strap, no tremolo system.All in all probably the best guitar in this price range by a long shot.

(0 of 11 customers found this review helpful)


can beat so many guitars in and out of its price range

By Saint

from bridgeport CT

This guitar is an awesome buy..hands down no other way to put it,GROVER's,EMG's,earvanna nut..mahogany body and much value..beastly guitar..wish I never sold mine...


An amazing hard rock guitar

By Anonymous

from Undisclosed

I got this guitar 4 months ago, it's one of the best i've played on. The EMG's really crank out that typical crunch that any rock guitarist could like. The sustain is awesome, and it sounds amazing. The one thing that it needs is a floyd rose tremolo. Besides that, this is well worth your money. This guitar is great for metallica, bullet for my valentine, atreyu, a7x, 3 days grace, and black label society songs.


Incredible guitar

By DeathEvil

from Sacramento

You can learn the specs so I wont bore you...the EMG's are phenomenal! this guitar is designed for metal but anything will work including clean (dont listen to BS that EMG wont produce nice clean sound). The neck feels great and set through makes a big difference (coming from a bolt on). Considering the body wood, neck, feel, and playability this is one great guitar!I also love the jumbo frets, you can shred with ease...Very recommended and considering all above and the price this is one great deal.

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