with case
(U.S. Only)

Like all E-II guitars, the ESP E-II Viper Baritone is made by experienced luthiers in the ESP factory in Japan. Featuring the cool double-cutaway look that’s perfect for metal, hard rock, and so much more, this is a 27" scale baritone guitar that's ideal for music that explores the depths of pitch. Designed for pro musicians, the E-II Viper Baritone has neck-thru-body construction, with a mahogany body and fast 24-fret maple neck with ebony fingerboard. Top-tier components include a bone nut, Schaller straplock, Gotoh locking tuners, and a Gotoh TOM bridge and tailpiece. Pickups on this guitar are the versatile EMG 60 (neck) and EMG 81 (bridge). Available in Charcoal Metallic Satin finish. Includes form-fitting hardshell case.

Construction Neck-Thru
Scale 27" Baritone
Body Mahogany
Neck 3Pc Maple
Fingerboard Ebony
Fingerboard Radius 305mm
Nut Width 42mm
Nut Type Bone
Neck Contour Thin U
Frets/Type 24 XJ
Hardware Color Black
Strap Button Schaller Straplock
Tuners Gotoh Locking
Bridge Gotoh TOM & Tailpiece
Neck PU EMG 60
Bridge PU EMG 81
Electronics Active
Electronics Layout Vol/Tone/Toggle Switch
Strings Elixir Nanoweb Light (.010/.013/.017/.026/.036/.046)
Case Included Y
Alain E.

hello, just wandering can this guitar be tuned as well to standard tuning? and if yes, would there be any complications or side issues? and what would be the best gauge for it?

Carl N.

You'd be fine tuning this in standard, I would just use whatever gauges are comfortable for you.  Be sure to have this professionally setup if you're unfamiliar with doing this on your own. 

Alain E.

Thanks Carl, no i m fine if it s normal changing of strings and tuning, unless there something else to it. Also is there a consideration to make an evertune version?

Hunter F.

Would be cool with a red cherry finish like an SG

Carl N.

Thanks for the insight Hunter!

Seth L.

Why dont you put a bigger string gauge on the e-II like on the 400 baritone? Can a set of 10s hold the b tuning or does scale length allow for that tuning with that light of a string gauge 

Carl N.

Hey Seth, this holds the tuning just fine.  Different players prefer different strings so we try and find a middle ground as to what to offer from the factory.


Now if only we could get this exact guitar in the eclipse body style and then get either the viper or the now newly made wc body style Bari in that beautiful purple sparkle finish. Or green sparkle I love the finish on my sc 607b as well. 

Carl N.

All very solid ideas Sadasar!  Thanks for your input!

Sean S.

An 8 string version of this (with an Evertune bridge if possible) would be awesome. An Evertune version in general would be cool.

Todd B. ESP

Hi Sean, thanks for that suggestion.

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