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Wylde Audio Viking Electric Guitar 3-Tone Sunburst

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With scorching riffs and remarkable stage presence, Zakk Wylde has earned his reputation as heavy metal's premier lead guitarist. It's perhaps no surprise that he's now going from making great music t... Click To Read More About This Product

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Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
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Gear returned in mint condition. If you're looking for a virtually new instrument in possibly less-than-perfect packaging, this is a great value.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
Gear returned in great condition, with only minor signs of use, such as slight scuffs or pick marks. It looks and plays like new and may be considered an equivalent to display units found in retail stores.
  • Includes 45-Day, No-Hassle Returns
  • Includes full manufacturer's warranty
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Overview

With scorching riffs and remarkable stage presence, Zakk Wylde has earned his reputation as heavy metal's premier lead guitarist. It's perhaps no surprise that he's now going from making great music to making great guitars at the head of his own company. The Wylde Audio Viking electric guitar is part of the first wave of models to come from this new company.

With nordic spirit this Flying V-style guitar is ready to seize the stage. The Viking offers the player one of Zakk's most classic designs featuring a solid mahogany body with a set 3-piece maple neck. The ebony fretboard has a 24.6 in. scale and 14 in. radius with 22 jumbo frets, just the way Zakk likes it.

From Ozzy Osbourne, Pride and Glory, and now Black Label Society, Zakk has always used EMG active pickups and you'll find a pair onboard in the time-tested combination of EMG 85/81 that has helped define Zakk's sound. Black satin hardware includes Grover tuners and locking tune-o-matic bridge. Case sold separately.

Details about the EMGs onboard
Although the EMG-85 pickup has more measurable output than the 81, its frequency response and string interface are different. The 85 uses two Alnico magnet-loaded coils with a wide aperture to maintain a beefy low end and a fatter top end. Because of a more natural tone, it works great as a rhythm and blues pickup because it has loads of output but isn't muddy. It's a perfect choice as a rhythm pickup in combination with an 81 in the bridge. 

The midrange has great definition and doesn't get foggy or muddy in the rhythm position. The EMG-85 works best if you like the natural distortion that comes from overdriving the front end of your amp. Under any condition, the humbucker responds accurately to your technique. 

The EMG-81 pickup is a high-output pickup designed especially for the lead guitarist. The 81 is at its best for high volume overdrive and amps with a master volume. Whether you're playing power rock 'n' roll, or overdriving your amp, there's a razor sharp attack, and incredible sustain for brilliant soloing. If you're looking for exceptional qualities in a rock pickup, the EMG-81 is the one. 

Distortion during lead passages is consistent, sustain is long and the breakup fades smoothly. The ceramic magnet in combination with wide aperture steel poles lend a quick attack but the tone stays nice and fat at the same time. Perfect if you're the only guitarist in the band, and need to switch from rhythm to lead and still keep the band moving. Another great thing about the EMG-81 humbucker is it's quiet. If you're playing at really high gain the last thing you need is noise.

Features Body
  • Body shape: V
  • Body type: Solid body
  • Body material: Solid wood
  • Top wood: Not applicable
  • Body wood: Mahogany
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Orientation: Right handed
  • Neck
  • Neck shape: Zakk spec (Awesome)
  • Neck wood: Maple 3-piece
  • Joint: Set-in
  • Scale length: 24.6"
  • Truss rod: Standard
  • Neck finish: Gloss
  • Fretboard
  • Material: Ebony
  • Radius: 14"
  • Fret size: Jumbo
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Pearl block
  • Nut width: 1.687" (42.8mm)
  • Pickups
  • Configuration: HH
  • Neck: EMG-85
  • Middle: Not applicable
  • Bridge: EMG 81
  • Brand: EMG
  • Active or passive pickups: Active
  • Series or parallel: Series
  • Piezo: Yes
  • Active EQ: No
  • Special electronics: None
  • Controls
  • Control layout: Volume 1, volume 2, master tone
  • Pickup switch: 3-way
  • Coil tap or split: No
  • Kill switch: No
  • Hardware
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: Tune-o-matic locking
  • Tailpiece: String thru body
  • Tuning machines: Grover
  • Color: Black satin
  • Other
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Special features: Pickups
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Accessories: None
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Wylde AudioViking Electric Guitar
 
5.0

(based on 3 reviews)

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Pros

  • Fun to play (3)
  • Good feel (3)
  • Solid electronics (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Jamming (3)
  • Practicing (3)
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5.0

Wylde Audio best playing guitar ever

By SIXX SHREDDER

from Pine Bluffs, Wyoming

About Me Experienced

Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics
  • Wide Neck is Awesome

Cons

  • Case not Available yet

Best Uses

  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • Rock Concerts
  • School Bands
  • Shredding
  • Small Venues

Comments about Wylde Audio Viking Electric Guitar:

My son started playing guitar when he was 10. He is 16 now and owns Jackson's and Epiphone's and he said his new Wylde Audio Viking V is the best guitar he's ever played. The clean and distortion sound is amazing and he's able to play any kind of music with ease. And the wider neck is awesome. The only draw back is that it needs to have a case and they didn't release them with the guitars. We would highly recommend Wylde Audio guitars.

 
5.0

Love it!

By Satch777

from Wyoming

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

  • A little top heavy

Best Uses

  • Doomtrooping
  • GIFD
  • Jamming
  • Practicing
  • Recording
  • SDMFing

Comments about Wylde Audio Viking Electric Guitar:

Very nice guitar! Plays great, looks great! The only caveat here is that it's a little top heavy. (making the neck dip when strapped up) Not a big deal, as a lot of Vs have that same issue. Overall, very happy and a nice shredding FIDDLE-O-DOOM.

 
5.0

A dandy guitar of the Wylde Audio line

By Macks

from Cleveland, Ohio

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Pros

  • Fun To Play
  • Good Feel
  • Good Pick Up
  • Good Tone
  • Solid Electronics

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Jamming
    • Practicing
    • Rock Concerts

    Comments about Wylde Audio Viking Electric Guitar:

    This guitar makes a fine addition to my arsenal of guitars. It is definitely a guitar that has a certain market of players. It has a baseball bat type neck that some do not care for. However, one may find it suitable. It is solid in construction and the electronics are solid and work well. This guitar is fun to play, sounds great, and can add a flare to your arsenal.

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