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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
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!

Lord dominicus

I bought one of these bad boys a few months ago and it's by far my favorite guitar. The black winter humbucker is amazing for high gain black metal tones and the coil splitting knob makes for beautiful crisp clean tones. The neck is also very comfortable. The only complaint is neckdive but that's basically inevitable with the an sg style guitar that's 7 string but once you get used to it, it's not bad at all. Overall, an amazing guitar.

Todd B. ESP

Hi, Thanks for your review and comments. It's very nice to hear how much you like your instrument. Thank you for choosing ESP!

Chad F.

Coil splitting knob? Have I had this guitar for 6 months and not known about that? lol

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