(U.S. Only)

The LTD Black Metal Series are guitars that are comparable in build quality to our LTD Deluxe “1000 Series” instruments, but with a dark and menacing design theme of all-black finish, components, and hardware, a single premium-quality pickup, Macassar ebony fingerboards with no inlays and glow-in-the-dark side markers, and even a newly-designed black metal LTD logo on the headstock. With the Viper-7B Black Metal, you get a seven-string baritone guitar that’s ready for your darkest performances. It offers the offset double-cutaway design of the ESP Viper, with set-thru construction at 27” Baritone scale, a direct-mount Seymour Duncan “Blackened” Black Winter pickup controlled by a single volume knob, and LTD locking tuners. 

Construction Set-Thru
Scale 27" Baritone
Body Mahogany
Neck 3Pc Mahogany
Fingerboard Macassar Ebony
Fingerboard Radius 400mm
Nut Width 48mm
Nut Type Molded
Neck Contour Thin U
Frets/Type 24 XJ
Hardware Color Black
Strap Button Standard
Tuners LTD Locking
Bridge Tonepros Locking TOM & Tailpiece
Bridge PU Seymour Duncan Blackened Black Winter
Electronics Passive
Electronics Layout Vol
Strings D'Addario XL110-7 (.010/.013/.017/.026/.036/.046/.059)
Case Included N
Tony D.

Is there a better position for the strap button other than behind the upper cutout? The neck is very top heavy and drops when hands-free.

Carl N.

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Phillip T.

Please make a 6 string version of the Black Metal Viper.

Carl N.

thanks for the recommendation


yes yes yes!!!! single hb, single volume viper!!! dopest guitar on the planet!!!!

Jeff W.

What do the rest of the numbers mean?

Carl N.

These won't have any correlation to any specific dates, only the lettered prefix and first two numbers will signify the factory that produced the instrument and in what year

Jeff W.

I just ordered one today from Sweetwater. There were two available when I ordered, one was made in Korea and the other was made in Indonesia. Did production get moved from Korea to Indonesia or are they being made in both places? I am just curious. Also could you tell me how to read the serial numbers on them. The one from Korea had a serial number of W19010204. I had read that the first 2 numbers were the year meaning 19= 2019, the next 2 numbers are the week in the year being 01= January. I had read that the next number was the day of the week, which is a "0" at that point I am lost because I don't know what day of the week "0" is.... Does any one know how to read these serial numbers? The other one from Indonesia  had a serial number of IW19061896. Thanks for any help reading the numbers.

Carl N.

Yes, this will be produced in Korea and Indonesia.  The first two numbers of a serial number will denote the year it was produced.


LOVE this guitar!  PERFECT for any type of metal.  Was surprised by the pick-up.  Sounds awesome!  The description doesnt mention that the volume knob is push/pull to split the humbucker too.  This guitar loves speed picking and chugging all day.  Sustains for days. And it looks awesome!  Glow in the dark side dots are way brighter than i thought theyd be too.  Very pleased with it after one week of ownership. 

Carl N.

glad you enjoy it

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