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ESP Viper 330 Electric Guitar  

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    A sharp silhouette, dual active humbuckers and a thin U neck make this one a pleasure to own.

    The ESP Viper 330 Electric Guitar is a classic-looking rocker with an attention to detail and craftsmanship of guitars costing much more. It has a beveled mahogany body with bolt-on neck construction. Its mahogany neck has a 25.75" scale and a thin U neck contour for playing comfort. The rosewood fingerboard has a 1.65" nut, 24 XJ frets and ESP inlayed fret markers. The Viper 330 is powered by dual ESP ALH-200 active pickups with controls for Master Volume and Tone and a 3-way pickup selector switch. ESP tuners, a tune-o-matic bridge and black hardware complete the lineup.

    Features
    • Bolt-on construction
    • 25.75" scale
    • Mahogany body
    • Mahogany neck
    • Rosewood fingerboard
    • 1.65" (42mm) standard nut
    • Thin U neck contour
    • 24 XJ frets
    • Black nickel hardware
    • ESP tuners
    • TOM bridge
    • ESP ALH-200 (B & N) Active pickups

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    ESPViper 330 Electric Guitar
     
    4.2

    (based on 5 reviews)

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    100%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Good feel (5)
    • Fun to play (4)
    • Good tone (4)
    • Good pick up (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Jamming (3)
      • Recording (3)
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      4.0

      Great deal for the price

      By Duke

      from Shreveport, La

      About Me Experienced

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Fun To Play
      • Good Feel
      • Price Is Fair

      Cons

      • Fret Buzz

      Best Uses

        Comments about ESP Viper 330 Electric Guitar:

        Good for the Price, especially with black Friday discount. Small truss rod adjustmen was needed (as with any guitar shipped across the country would) intonation was spot on. Active Pickups are not bad, but not great. better than cheep passive pickups on most guitars in this price range. The finish is ok, but if you look closer you can see more texture to the paint than on nicer finishes.

        If you get this for less than 300 U.S. then it is well worth it.

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        5.0

        Low Price for High Reward!

        By The Jazz Master

        from NH

        About Me Experienced

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Jamming
          • Practicing
          • Recording
          • Rock Concerts
          • Small Venues

          Comments about ESP Viper 330 Electric Guitar:

          I had been looking at the ESP Viper 330 for a few years now and I'm glad I finally picked one up! With great weight distribution and a comfortable feel, this guitar seems like it can almost do it all.

          With ESP branded pick ups and a crisp finish to match, you're going to be SURPRISED with the sounds that this thing can throw at you. The active pick ups are nice; but I would settle with Seymour Duncan Blackouts any day of the week (which I may do down the road).

          PICK IT UP TODAY! THIS IS A GREAT PRICE!

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          (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

           
          4.0

          Excellent Value

          By Zeo

          from Wyoming

          About Me Experienced

          Pros

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

          Cons

            Best Uses

              Comments about ESP Viper 330 Electric Guitar:

              It was too good a deal to resist and I wasn't disappointed. The tone is good and with a bit of fettling the neck will give a good action. I have it set up with fat strings as it will be my slide guitar but it could be a good lead.

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              (2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

               
              3.0

              Supposed to be new...

              By DannyB

              from Fremont, CA

              About Me Novice

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Good Feel
              • Good Pick Up
              • Good Tone

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Practicing
                • Recording

                Comments about ESP Viper 330 Electric Guitar:

                This is pretty good sounding guitar! I was ready to be disappointed based on a few reviews that I read that said the tone was thin. The tone I get from these pickups are actually warmer and fatter than my other guitars with passive pickups. It's not a metal only guitar either, Santana riffs sound pretty good too.
                The only reason I'm giving the review 3 stars is because what i received was a guitar that have obviously been played quite a bit. There were pick scratches all over, but a 2-hour buffing got rid of most of them. Too bad it doesn't come with a pick guard as I can't seem to find one. The strings were also shot and had to be replaced right away, and the battery for the pickup was nearly dead. Luckily, I paid a very low price, the action is near perfect, and the sound is pretty good. Overall it's a very good guitar and since it's a hassle to return, i've decided to just keep it. Nonetheless, Musician's Friend shouldn't send out used guitars as new. That's just not right.

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                (11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                5.0

                ESP = Exceptional Smoking Product !!!

                By Lynch Jr.

                from Nashville, TN

                About Me Experienced

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Fun To Play
                • Good Feel
                • Good Tone
                • Screaming Pickups
                • Superb Quality

                Cons

                • Balance A Little Off

                Best Uses

                • Jamming
                • Recording
                • Rock Concerts
                • Small Venues

                Comments about ESP Viper 330 Electric Guitar:

                The ESP Viper-330 was my Christmas present for 2012. I was excited to get it. Mainly I'm a modern Strat Man (Ibanez,Schecter,Jackson..etc), I wanted to mix it up a little and I've always wanted an ESP guitar. This fit the bill to a T. The guitar is of excellent quality, great sound, fast fret board & screaming pickups. If I had to list any cons it would be...the balance is a little off and it is a heavy guitar. Heavy is not necessarily bad but just a point to note if you are used to lighter guitars. Overall, I'm extremely happy with my purchase and will now have my sights on an ESP Strat. Thanks Musicians Friends, you have come through with flying colors...yet again!

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