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ESP LTD Deluxe Viper 1000 Electric Guitar Black 

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Overview
  • Set neck
  • 24.75" scale
  • 3-piece mahogany neck
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    $1,141.00
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A slammer that's been glammed.

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-81/60 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. You get striking black nickel hardware with your Viper 1000.

Features
  • Set neck
  • 24.75" scale
  • 3-piece mahogany neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Thin U neck contour
  • 24 extra jumbo frets
  • Mahogany body
  • 42mm Standard nut
  • EMG-81 bridge and EMG-85 neck active humbuckers
  • Volume, 3-way toggle, and tone controls
  • TonePros locking Tune-o-matic bridge and stopbar tailpiece
  • Black nickel hardware
  • White binding with abalone on neck and headstock

A guitar that lets you show some serious style without giving up the basic sustain and power a rocker needs.

 
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ESPLTD Deluxe Viper 1000 Electric Guitar
 
4.9

(based on 35 reviews)

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Metal Machine Monster

Hands down, this is my new main and favourite guitar. If you get a good amp, this guitar almost plays itself. It may be primarily a "metal" guitar, but...Read complete review

Hands down, this is my new main and favourite guitar. If you get a good amp, this guitar almost plays itself. It may be primarily a "metal" guitar, but you can cover a lot of musical bases just as well with this (ok, maybe not so much country or jazz per se, but you get the idea!). You certainly won't fine a better quality guitar for the price range that is being offered with the Viper. This is what the SG should have been...
This guitar is absolutely amazing! I've been a Gibson Les Paul and SG player for about 6 years and a few months ago, a buddy of mine turned me onto LTD guitars, particularly a Deluxe Viper he was selling (he's more of a Jackson and DBZ guy). Needless to say, I was so impressed with it's feel and sound, I bought his Deluxe Viper right then and there. I was so impressed with it that I also found a lower end Viper 401FM and bought that as a backup to my Deluxe. Combined with my Peavey 3120 and Mesa cab, this guitar is a rip-snorting metal beast! Neck played like butter and the EMGs were punchy. My only two complaints are that the top strap peg makes the guitar seem a bit off-balance or neck heavy but after playing a big Les Paul for years, I'm no stranger to playing a guitar that cumbersome at times. The other complaint is the lack of separate volume controls for each pickup (I mean, who really uses a tone control anymore, especially in metal?!). Those issues aside, this guitar is bang on for the money and anyone who picks one up can't help but jam for hours at a time at full volume. This guitar was meant to be played loud.
Awesome craftsman ship and the flame maple finish is to die for. This guitar will last you a lifetime if you take proper care of it. The neck and jumbo frets are almost worth the admission price alone.
Outstanding guitar for the money. If Gibson put something like this out, they'd charge you an arm, leg andmore for it. LTDs may be an offshoot of ESP but the value is far overshadowed by the quality of their instruments. Those guys care a lot about good quality and also how to make it affordable for everyone.

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really good but i wouldnt buy it

i own a jackson..and my friend owns a deluxe viper 1000 and i played it and i dont like it..its a great guitar but the pick ups are battery opperated and the...Read complete review

i own a jackson..and my friend owns a deluxe viper 1000 and i played it and i dont like it..its a great guitar but the pick ups are battery opperated and the bridge is uncomfortable and for the price..i wouldnt pay that much for it

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(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Metal Machine Monster

By Chris Delacruz

from Detroit, MI

Comments about ESP LTD Deluxe Viper 1000 Electric Guitar:

Hands down, this is my new main and favourite guitar. If you get a good amp, this guitar almost plays itself. It may be primarily a "metal" guitar, but you can cover a lot of musical bases just as well with this (ok, maybe not so much country or jazz per se, but you get the idea!). You certainly won't fine a better quality guitar for the price range that is being offered with the Viper. This is what the SG should have been...
This guitar is absolutely amazing! I've been a Gibson Les Paul and SG player for about 6 years and a few months ago, a buddy of mine turned me onto LTD guitars, particularly a Deluxe Viper he was selling (he's more of a Jackson and DBZ guy). Needless to say, I was so impressed with it's feel and sound, I bought his Deluxe Viper right then and there. I was so impressed with it that I also found a lower end Viper 401FM and bought that as a backup to my Deluxe. Combined with my Peavey 3120 and Mesa cab, this guitar is a rip-snorting metal beast! Neck played like butter and the EMGs were punchy. My only two complaints are that the top strap peg makes the guitar seem a bit off-balance or neck heavy but after playing a big Les Paul for years, I'm no stranger to playing a guitar that cumbersome at times. The other complaint is the lack of separate volume controls for each pickup (I mean, who really uses a tone control anymore, especially in metal?!). Those issues aside, this guitar is bang on for the money and anyone who picks one up can't help but jam for hours at a time at full volume. This guitar was meant to be played loud.
Awesome craftsman ship and the flame maple finish is to die for. This guitar will last you a lifetime if you take proper care of it. The neck and jumbo frets are almost worth the admission price alone.
Outstanding guitar for the money. If Gibson put something like this out, they'd charge you an arm, leg andmore for it. LTDs may be an offshoot of ESP but the value is far overshadowed by the quality of their instruments. Those guys care a lot about good quality and also how to make it affordable for everyone.

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(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

:3

By JamesM

from NV

Comments about ESP LTD Deluxe Viper 1000 Electric Guitar:

This guitar is amazing, hands down. I was able to play one at my local GC, and it blew me away. I hooked up up to a Peavey 30 watt and even through the presets it was amazing. It has an awesome metal sound courtesy of the EMGs, and a decent clean tone as well. It can handle everything from As Blood Runs Black to Paramore. Buy it!

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(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

The Viper Shreds

By OnKaOuStUilus

from kingston NY

Comments about ESP LTD Deluxe Viper 1000 Electric Guitar:

I've owned this guitar for over 3 years now and it's held up very well. The Emgs are a definite positive if you are, like myself, playing heavier style music. I play the guitar mainly in drop a and b flat standard tunings and the pickups compliment the low end "chuggy" sound perfectly while still cutting through on the higher end. In the 3 years I've had the guitar the only real inconveniences I've encountered are the volume knob becoming loose and the metal part that screws onto the input of the guitar becoming loose. Other than that I have no complaints. If you do, or are planning on, playing heavier music I highly suggest this guitar, for the price It's a steal!

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

NICE

By JustVisiting

from ILLINOIS

Comments about ESP LTD Deluxe Viper 1000 Electric Guitar:

Quality guitar, slightly neck heavy.Pickups harmonic like crazy, and when tweaking the controls you have a distinct variety of tonesGuitar is darker than it looks like in the pictureand in the right light almost looks dark purpleCant see how a SG standard could be a whole hell of a lot better, the folks at ESP Korea certainly take pride in there work.

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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

LOVE IT!

By ColtonE

from Tomball, TX

Comments about ESP LTD Deluxe Viper 1000 Electric Guitar:

i have had this guitar for two years and i love it! the red is just beautiful, and i have had so many compliments on it. no complaints at all

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5.0

Amazing Guitar

By Scarymike51

from Grand Blanc, MI

Comments about ESP LTD Deluxe Viper 1000 Electric Guitar:

I bought my LTD Viper 1000 from Elderly Instrument in Lansing MI. I literally played the thing once and was sold. It sounds amazing for heavy music and/or guitar solos. I have 3 different Peavey Amps/Heads that go with a guitar with EMG's like stink on a monkey. This guitar blows away my Gibson Les Paul Studio, Washburn NX6(TM), and others in terms of feel and tone. I was shocked by how many of you reviewers stated that this guitar is either heavy or awkward to play when on a strap. I have to seriously question anyone's guitar playing skills or knowledge who cited comfort or weight issues. This is seriously the most comfortable and easy to play guitar I have ever touched. The neck is sleek, fast, smooth, and plays like butter. If you think this is a "heavy" guitar weight-wise, I don't know what you would say about even a Les Paul Studio. Get in the weight room. The tone of the guitar is incredible. My viper has 2 EMG 81's (which I was not thrilled about at first, I would rather have an 85 in the neck spot). However both pickups sound outstanding, especially paired with a high gain peavey head. Just sick.My main complaint about this guitar is the location of the toggle switch. I play in a metal band that has a lot of fast transitions and it can be very difficult to reach down in the middle of a fast song to do a pickup change. However this is really not that big of an issue 95% of the time.Secondly I am honestly not a fan of the guitar's appearance. It is a little too flashy and colorful for my taste but I get a lot of compliments on it. I prefer an all black guitar with very little flash to it. But it's not about the appearance, it's all about the sound and feel, both which are amazing.

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5.0

Love my Viper 1000

By ESPplayer5150

from Massachusetts

Comments about ESP LTD Deluxe Viper 1000 Electric Guitar:

I just got myself this about a month ago and I'm impressed. The quality and workmanship are outstanding. Don't let this guitar's Korean-made status deter you, it's a great guitar at a good price, it really nails the metal tone I'm looking for and its durable enough to play with my band.Now for the bad news, this thing is a bit neck heavy. I don't mind personally, but for some people it might be too off balance.

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4.0

Good sounding guitar

By urf

from Sydney, Australia

Comments about ESP LTD Deluxe Viper 1000 Electric Guitar:

Sounds great, very responsive. The only problem I had while trying out this guitar was that I found the neck and frets to be slightly too small for my liking, my long fingers kinda got in the way of each other, but if you have smaller fingers, it'll probably be a near perfect guitar for you. Gorgeous too.

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5.0

KICK A** GUITAR!!!

By ESP=METALGOD

from Kennewick, Wa

Comments about ESP LTD Deluxe Viper 1000 Electric Guitar:

I've had the viper since March and I am more than satisfied with this purchase. I got the VSB model with the Seymour Duncans, Custom 5(bridge) and a Jazz(neck). I just recently switched them out with the JB and the `59 pickups and they just make this guitar scream metal now! I've played the EMG models also and they too sound great but I prefer the Duncans over EMG's because they sound more defined to me. That's just my opinion. The only thing that bothered about this guitar was how it felt when you played standing up because the button is in a wierd place which causes the neck to feel heavy. I thought I would have never get used to it, but you do after a week or so, just a minor problem. Other than that this guitar is a metal beast; great distortion, killer harmonics, and fast neck, great bargain for all you metalheads out there. BUY TODAY!!!

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5.0

Best Guitar I've ever owned/played

By Jason-r62AW

from Redding, CA

Comments about ESP LTD Deluxe Viper 1000 Electric Guitar:

I have to say, this guitar absolutly impresses me. My dad owns a 70 Les Paul Custom and a 59 Fender Jazzmaster, and I grew up playing those wonderful instruments. This guitar smokes that Les Paul in playability and just overall feel. The tone is of course, not as warm as the gibson pickups, but I think they sound better. The first time I played it I could not believe how solid the thing felt and how great the neck is. It was ordered from musiciansfriend and came set up, and in tune...which was quite amazing being that it was shipped quite a distance. Only reason I gave it a 4.5 out of 5 on quality is because the input jack has developed some noise, but its not really a big deal. I like how when you open up the back all the wires are tucked away and it looks perfectly clean inside...Greatly engineered instrument

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