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ESP LTD Viper 407 7-String Electric Guitar

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Nothing says crunch like the 7-string ESP LTD Viper 407 Electric Guitar. This beauty features a mahogany body and 3-piece set maple neck. The rosewoo...Click To Read More About This Product

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Nothing says crunch like the 7-string ESP LTD Viper 407 Electric Guitar. This beauty features a mahogany body and 3-piece set maple neck. The rosewood fretboard has 24 extra-jumbo frets and flag inlays with the model name at the 12th fret. EMG 81-7/707 active pickups deliver monstrous tone that's fully tweakable via the volume and tone controls and 3-way toggle. A tune-o-matic-style bridge with stop tailpiece, Grover tuners, black hardware, and white binding on the neck and headstock round out this killer Viper Guitar from ESP.

Mahogany body
3-piece set maple neck
Rosewood fretboard with flag inlays and model name at 12th fret
25-1/2" scale
EMG 81-7/707 active pickups
Volume and tone controls with 3-way toggle
Tune-o-matic-style bridge with stop tailpiece
24 extra-jumbo frets
Grover tuners
Black hardware

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Incredible sound, phenominal play

By dreadpiratestone

from Morgantown, WV

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This guitar was my first seven string. I decided on it without ever playing it, but it was worth every penny from the moment I took it out of the box. It's been my number one guitar for two years now. I play it through a Marshall Amp with Boss distortions of various kinds and can't find anything that gets a smooth, agressive tone like this guitar. The fretboard is wide, but on a 25.5" scale making it no longer than any usual guitar. The play is easy with the action on the floor, and pinch harmonics scream through the EMG pick ups. My only complaint is balance of its weight. It's top heavy, but if you move the pegs a little, it's less of a problem. I still haven't found a guitar I like better.

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Hangin to the left

By Omgacode

from Chicago, IL

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This is the second 7 string i have owned and the first ESP. The first thing that got me was the neck was comparitvely huge. In my opinion, the 24XJ was not a good choice for the fretboard. i would have preferred jumbo or even medium. The second thing that threw me off was that it was EXXTREMELY top heavy. yes, two x's for extrea extreme. i find myself playing like fieldy (korn's bassist) from time to time just because i get tired of holding the neck of this guitar up with my fretboard hand. fortunately, i dont play a whole show with this guitar. The sound on this guitar, however, is amazing. i absolutely love playing it a step down and hitting that low A. if only my speaker cabinet could hold up the low end on this thing, i would be rockin. i figure with a krank set-up this thing would kill. we shall see...great guitar, great 7 string, but not my first choice for an unexperienced guitar player.


Nothin' better!

By Chucky C

from Phoenix, AZ

This is probably one of the most solid guitars Ive ever purchased. Its playability is incredible and the hardware and pickups are the f'n bomb!! Buy this guitar above all others!


Very Nice

By DigitalSlaughter

from Eugene

First of all, this guitar is bad. The neck emg pickup is slightly hotter than the other pickup and has a good beefy sound. The bridge pickup has a good solo tone to it. The finish is nice, and overall a good looking guitar. The hardware I got is different color than the pic, was smokey grey instead of black. The only bad thing about this guitar is that the position of the strap hook causes it to be way top heavy so the guitar neck moves horizontal when you stop holding it causing it to be uncomfortable when you play standing up. might move it later to try and fix this problem.


Awesome 7 string

By Jason the Bender of Steel

from San Jose, CA

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I tried this guitar out in my local shop not too long ago. First off, the XJ frets are crazy tall, but the feel is great. You get a solid grip on the strings which also allows for some excellent vibrato and bending. Second, the EMGs on this puppy shovel out some brutal tone. It's almost overwhelming, but if you dial back the gain on the amp, you can get some amazingly versatile sounds ranging from full death metal shred to biting classic rock growl.The construction is top notch as you'd expect for the price range. I just wish they had it in other colors. Not all of us 7 string players subscribe to the Goth-Black-Metal-Hardcore image. I definitely wont one though.


The best ESP can offer

By Lord Dante

from Liverpool, PA

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This guitar is excellent, its perfect for anyone who wants a 7- string. From my experience ESP is the greatest guitar company and can provide you with whatever you need and this guitar is at the top at the list.


metal madness


from Ohio

this 7 string guitar rocks out lil heavy on headstock but no real problem to play,Fat low end & huge tone,great mid & high tones as well for the price its a given "great buy" sounds no differnt than an more expensive model!and the satin finish looks deadly !!!


Very good 7-string for a very good price

By Alex Bender

from Loysville, PA

I bought this guitar back in the spring of 2005, and I absolutely love it. The mahogany body mixed with the set maple neck, mixed in with the EMG 707 and 81-7 pickups, give an awesome sound and really good sustain. Surprisingly it's a relatively light guitar. Perfect for the musician who is interested in Extremely Heavy Metal.


best guitar for the price tag

By soa_lead

from Hollister, CA

this guitar is very well built and sounds great. though two things i dont like about the guitar is that it is very heavy. i have owned and played many guitars, this thing weighs a ton, and it is very headstock heavy meaning when ur playing it standing up, it is not balanced. the headstock wants to drop. other than that though this is a very solid, great sounding, quality guitar.

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