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With the Viper-201B, you get a killer 27” scale baritone guitar that’s ready to rock, and that you can definitely afford. It’s classic offset double-cutaway design is made with set-neck construction for incredible tone and strength, and includes a pair of ESP Designed humbucker pickups along with a TOM bridge and tailpiece, a mahogany body, and a comfortable three-piece maple neck with roasted jatoba fingerboard and 24 extra-jumbo frets.

Construction Set-Neck
Scale 27" Baritone
Body Mahogany
Neck 3Pc Maple
Fingerboard Roasted Jatoba
Fingerboard Radius 350mm
Finish BLACK
Nut Width 42mm
Nut Type Molded
Neck Contour Thin U
Frets/Type 24 XJ
Hardware Color Black
Strap Button Standard
Tuners LTD
Bridge TOM & Tailpiece
Neck PU ESP Designed LH-150N
Bridge PU ESP Designed LH-150B
Electronics Passive
Electronics Layout Volume/Tone/Toggle Switch
Strings D'Addario XL158 (.013/.017/.026/.036/.046/.062)
Case Included N
Walter  B.

What type of strings should I use for this one? I normally use 0.10_0.56... What would you recommend guys? 

Carl N.

If you're used to 10-56 I would just stay with those, everyone has their own preference for string gauges and brands, keep in mind anytime you do any string gauge changes or tuning changes you may need to setup your instrument again.


Thinking about replacing the current Ltd tuners on my Viper 201B, and upgrade to locking tuners. Do I need to redrill the holes?

Carl N.

not all replacement tuners will be direct drop in replacements, if you are unfamiliar with this kind of work it would be recommended to have a professional technician perform this modification for you

Gary M.

I used the hip shot open style 3x3 set, they come with universal mounting plates, no drilling, extremely easy install, make string changes very quick and easy


Gary M.

I plan on upgrading the pickups to dimarzio titans, do I need standard or F spaced?


Todd B. ESP

Hi Gary, Standard spaced will work. You don't need F spaced.

Gary M.

I purchased this guitar a while back, it’s my new favorite, I’d love to see this in orange with black hardware, either way I love it, glad I choose it over a 7 string, keep up the good work!


Carl N.

Glad you're enjoying it and thanks for your suggestion!

Matthew B.

Thanks for the reply. Another question - would this guitar be able to withstand the tension from tuning to standard D (D G C F A D)?

Todd B. ESP

Hi Matthew, it's not ideal for standard tuning but it will work. Keep in mind that the string tension will be very high compared to a standard guitar. So with some adjustments and standard string gauge it will work. I would recommend trying a regular 9 or 10 gauge set at that tuning.

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