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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 Stainless Steel
Hardware Color Black
Strap Button Standard
Tuners LTD Locking
Bridge Tonepros Locking TOM & Tailpiece
Bridge PU Seymour Duncan Blackened Black Winter *(Pull Volume to Split)
Electronics Passive
Electronics Layout Volume(Push/Pull)
Strings D'Addario XL110-7 (.010/.013/.017/.026/.036/.046/.059)
Case Included N
Alex N.

I just got this guitar yesterday, everything from the wood to the set thru construction and the hardware is top quality. Also its design makes the higher frets very accessible and the SD Black Winter is awesome too. But for the life of me I don't understand what they were thinking when they decided to put the strap button at the back of the body behind the top horn!! It's unplayable when you're standing, the neck instantly dives and the thing sits horizontally. Anyway it took me 5 minutes to drill a hole in the top horn and refit the strap button now it sits as it should. Apart from that the guitar is a beast!!


Mike K.

Bought one of these about a month and a half ago, so far it is definitely by far my favorite 7 string that I've ever played... and the more I record with it, the more it's becoming my favorite guitar overall.  Thank you for making this guitar!!

Jordan N.

Just ordered this guitar, sounds monstrous but the QC isn’t acceptable. Missing paint, the binding along the bottom edge of the fretboard is chipped and some of it is higher than the fretboard and very sharp. 

I’ve owned literally dozens of LTDs and have never experienced this before. Who should I contact about this? 

Matheus B.

you guys should make a 6 string normal scale, please

Todd B. ESP

thanks for your suggestion.

Christoffer Skjenken

Yes, they should, no viper in the new artic white series either.


Got mine week ago. It became my favourite 7-string guitar EVER. A killer guitar.

Todd B. ESP

Hi, We are happy to hear that! Thank you for posting your comments here and more importantly thank you for choosing ESP!

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