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The ESP LTD Deluxe Viper 1000 electric guitar packs impressive design and components into its sleek double-cutaway body. Built for demanding lead players, the Viper 1000 starts with a resonant mahogany body topped with eye-catching quilted maple. Its fast-playing neck features a comfortably slim mahogany neck with a dark and smooth Macassar ebony fingerboard. With its 24.75" scale length and 22 cleanly finished extra-jumbo frets, you'll find it easy to rip out screaming solos anywhere on the neck. The Viper 1000 is equipped with a versatile set of Fishman Fluence humbucker pickups, providing both modern active voicings as well as organic passive tones. With coil-splitting capabilities via push-pull controls, you can access single-coil sounds for even more tonal variety. The gold-finished hardware includes locking tuners for rock-solid tuning stability along with a TonePros bridge for excellent string vibration transfer and sustain. If you want a guitar built for lead work with premium components and modern flexibility, the ESP LTD Deluxe Viper 1000 is an excellent choice.

Resonance-Enhancing Mahogany/Maple Construction

The Viper 1000 gets its balanced, articulate tone from its set-thru mahogany body topped with quilted maple. The mahogany provides richness, depth and sustain, while the maple adds crispness and definition. Together they create a focused voice that works well for chords and single-note runs alike. The gold-finished hardware enhances resonance further - the locking tuners keep the strings anchored tightly for optimal vibration, while the TonePros bridge transfers those vibrations faithfully into the body.

Fast Mahogany Neck with Ebony Fingerboard

The Viper 1000's neck is designed for speed. Its slim mahogany neck has a smooth satin finish for effortless shifting up and down the neck. The Macassar ebony fingerboard looks fantastic with its pearloid flag inlays and it provides a dense, hard surface that makes string bending feel slick and responsive. The extra-jumbo stainless steel frets are dressed immaculately for buttery smooth transitions. Together with its 24.75" scale length, the Viper 1000 gives you easy access to searing solos anywhere on the neck.

Fishman Fluence Pickups Offer Active and Passive Voicings

The ESP LTD Deluxe Viper 1000 gives you the best of both worlds for pickup tones thanks to its Fishman Fluence humbuckers. The Fluence bridge pickup uses a ceramic magnet for searing lead tones, while the neck pickup has an alnico magnet for sweet, singing leads. Each pickup has two voicings - a hot, tight modern active voice and a vintage-flavored passive voicing. With the push-pull controls, you can switch between the voices or tap into single-coil tones. This adds up to exceptional tonal flexibility, allowing you to dial in everything from creamy blues licks to face-melting metal solos.

Premium Appointments Throughout

In addition to its great-feeling neck and flexible electronics, the Viper 1000 is packed with premium appointments. The pearl flag inlays on the ebony fingerboard add an elegant touch. The neck and headstock have an immaculate multi-ply binding. The gold hardware, including the tuners, pickup covers and bridge, gives the guitar a classy look on stage. A padded gig bag is included for safe transportation between gigs. If you're looking for a high-quality instrument built for lead playing, the ESP LTD Deluxe Viper 1000 deserves your attention.

ESP LTD Deluxe Viper 1000 Electric Guitar Tiger Eye Sunburst
ESP LTD Deluxe Viper 1000 Electric Guitar Tiger Eye Sunburst
ESP LTD Deluxe Viper 1000 Electric Guitar Tiger Eye Sunburst

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  • Body type: Solidbody
  • Top wood: Maple
  • Body wood: Mahogany
  • Body finish: Gloss
  • Neck wood: 3-Piece Maple
  • Shape: Thin U
  • Joint: Set Neck
  • Scale length: 24.75"
  • Material: Macassar ebony 
  • Fret size: Extra-jumbo stainless steel
  • Number of frets: 22
  • Inlays: Pearloid ESP flag inlays
  • Nut width/material: 1.69"(43mm)/Bone
  • Configuration: HH
  • Neck: Fishman Fluence Modern Humbucker
  • Bridge: Fishman Fluence Modern Humbucker
  • Control layout: Volume, Tone
  • Pickup switch: 3-way
  • Special Electronics: Coil-split (push-pull)
  • Bridge type: Fixed
  • Bridge design: TonePros TOM bridge
  • Tuning machines: LTD Locking
  • Color: Nickel
  • Number of strings: 6-string
  • Case: Sold separately
  • Orientation: Right-Handed

collapse expand iconWarranty

Limited lifetime warranty on all guitars.
One year warranty on parts and electronics.

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