VIPER

ESP USA 2018

Starting at $3,499
Pictured build: $3,899

Crafted at our ESP USA facility in Southern California, the USA Viper ups the ante on the ultimate offset double-cutaway guitar shape that so many ESP players have used over the years. The USA Viper offers a mahogany body with optional flamed maple and quilted maple tops and a wide variety of gloss and satin translucent finishes to allow the figured wood grain to be highlighted (solid colors are also available). These guitars offer smooth set-thru construction at 24.75” scale, with a three-piece thin U-shaped mahogany neck and ebony fingerboard with 22 extra-jumbo Jescar stainless steel frets and mother-of-pearl split-flag inlays.

We chose the very best components available for the USA Viper, including Sperzel Trimlok tuners, TonePros locking TOM bridge and tailpiece, Schaller strap locks, and a bone nut. Pickups for the USA Viper include a variety of world-class Seymour Duncan (passive) and EMG (active) models, with a push-pull coil split control on the tone knob for passive pickup models. The USA Viper includes a high-quality ESP USA form-fitting hard shell case.

FEATURES

Graphite Neck Reinforcement Bars

Get maximum strength and stability from your guitar’s neck, with higher long-term reliability. All ESP USA models are made with two high-strength bars of carbon fiber.

Set Thru Neck Joint

ESP USA models that include a set-thru neck joint offer the vibe of classic set-neck construction, but with a modern look and feel that allows for smooth, fast and comfortable access to the guitar’s upper registers.

Mother Of Pearl Split Flag Inlays

On guitars that feature the ESP USA “split flag” inlays, each piece of pearl shell is carefully crafted into our beautiful fingerboard inlay design. Every resilient and iridescent piece is completely unique and outstanding in its aesthetic design.

BODY

BODY WOOD:
Mahogany
BODY THICKNESS:
45mm
NECK CONSTRUCTION:
Set-Thru

NECK

NECK WOOD:
3 Pc Mahogany
FINGERBOARD:
Ebony
SCALE LENGTH:
25.5”
NUT WIDTH:
42mm
NUT TYPE:
Bone
FINGERBOARD RADIUS:
305mm
NECK CONTOUR:
Thin U
THICKNESS @ 1ST FRET:
20mm
THICKNESS @ 12TH FRET:
22mm
FRETS:
22 JESCAR FW57110 XJ Stainless
NECK FINISH:
Matching Color
HEAD CAP:
Matching Top
TRUSS ROD:
2 Way Adjustable w/ Graphite Reinforcements

HARDWARE

BRIDGE:
TonePros T3BT Locking TOM w/ T1Z Locking Tailpiece
TUNERS:
Sperzel Trim-Lok
STRAP BUTTONS:
Schaller Straplock

ELECTRONICS

CONTROLS:
Vol/3-Way Toggle/Tone
OTHER:
Push Pull Coil Split on Tone (Passive P.U. Only)

PLAYABILITY & SETUP

STRINGS:
D’Addario NYXL REG LITE (.010 - .046)
CASE:
ESP USA Form Fit

PERSONALIZED OPTIONS

TOPWOOD:
Flamed Maple / Quilted Maple / Open Grain Mahogany / Solid Color
PICKUPS:
Seymour Duncan Set / EMG Set: See available sets
HARDWARE COLOR:
Nickel / Black / Gold
COLOR:
See available colors
FINISH:
Gloss / Satin