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The ESP Original Series Snapper is based on the guitars we created in the early days of ESP, when professional players wanted a traditional body style, but needed it souped up with the very finest in components and feel for their best studio and stage work. Top-tier components on this model include an ESP Flicker-III bridge, Gotoh locking tuners, and a set of Seymour Duncan pickups. This Snapper takes advantage of a swamp ash body, and its burned-in finish accentuates its beautiful wood grain.

Construction Bolt-On
Scale 25.5"
Body Swamp Ash
Neck Maple
Fingerboard Maple
Fingerboard Radius Compound 240-305mm
Finish Burner
Nut Width 42mm
Nut Type Bone
Neck Contour U to V
Frets/Type 22 J
Hardware Color Chrome
Strap Button Standard
Tuners Gotoh Locking
Neck PU Seymour Duncan STK-S7
Middle PU Seymour Duncan STK-S7
Bridge PU Seymour Duncan TB-16
Electronics Passive
Electronics Layout Volume/Tone(Push/Pull)/5-Way Switch/Mini Toggle Switch
Strings Elixir Nanoweb Super Light (.009/.011/.016/.024/.032/.042)
Case Included Y
Steven V.

Will there in the future be more compound radius necks available on other models? Its a surprise to finally see a model with a compound radius neck and I’d love to see it on other models. (ESP and LTD) 

Carl N.

Nothing planned at the moment

Mike C.

Hi. The “esp original series” decal in back of the headstock of my snapper has some air bubbles under it, as if it’s slowly coming off. How do I repair that so it doesn’t? Can it be reapplied properly? 

Carl N.

I generally try and dissuade consumers from repairing their own instruments if they don't know how to already, it might be best to take this to a luthier in your area to handle the repair.  If this was a newly purchased instrument and you feel there is an issue with it you may reach out to our customer service team at [email protected] for further assistance.


Hi. Did this astonishing Snapper Burner come with a certificate of authenticity or something like that? 

It's interesting test lots of ESP have Seymour Duncan pick ups but this one has ESP Lab pick ups...

Carl N.

Only ESP signature series, Exhibition limited, and limited edition ESP instruments will come with a COA.

John K.

Just invested in a new Honey Blonde Snapper from UK shop

i bought it for like everything 

what’s the difference between this and the burner?

please help


Carl N.

Hey John, they're the same guitar just finished differently.

John K.

Thanks Carl

im positively moist

Jim Kirik

We need more finishes for this guitar readily available in the U.S. (although I probably should save up more money if I am going to get one) 

Carl N.

Hey Jim, once you save up enough you could order one in any color from our custom shop!

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