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Guitars in the LTD 1000 Series are designed to offer the tone, feel, looks and quality that working professional musicians require in an instrument. With the Viper-1000, the classically diabolical offset double-horn body shape of the Viper is spiced up via mahogany body with an exceptional quilted maple top, and a three-piece mahogany neck. This LTD Deluxe Viper model also includes top-tier components like direct-mount Seymour Duncan Sentient (neck) and Pegasus (bridge) passive pickups, splittable by a push-pull control. Other high-end components include a TonePros locking TOM bridge and tailpiece, and LTD locking tuners. Available in See Thru Purple Sunburst and Tiger Eye Sunburst finishes.

Construction Set-Thru
Scale 24.75"
Body Mahogany
Top Quilted Maple
Neck 3Pc Mahogany
Fingerboard Macassar Ebony
Fingerboard Radius 350mm
Finish See Thru Purple Sunburst
Nut Width 42mm
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
Neck PU Seymour Duncan Sentient
Bridge PU Seymour Duncan Pegasus
Electronics Passive
Electronics Layout Volume/Tone(Push/Pull)/Toggle Switch
Strings D'Addario XL110 (.010/.013/.017/.026/.036/.046)
Case Included N

Got mine a while ago, and I'm absolutely in love with it! SD Sentient and Pegasus pups wasn't that familiar to me before, but I have to say that they're much better than the JB + '59 set.

Jef N.

What’s the chances of ordering this purple beast with Saturday night special pickups?

Todd B. ESP

Hi Jef, We do not offer the option to change pickups for our production models.

Jef N.

Bought it anyway! Sweet azz axe! 

Jef N.

Found it odd though, there was no paper work with the guitar.


Just grabbed this and love it. I've now got my Viper fix.

Todd B. ESP

Hey PDP, Glad to hear that. Excellent choice! Thanks for choosing ESP!

James Therkelsen

Hi, I just purchased one and the push pull knob fell off. Do you know what size allen wrench i would need to tighten it.   FYI the guitar is great. I also bought the viper urban camo and tombstone case.


Carl N.

A tool pack is provided with every instrument we send out, maybe check with the dealer you bought this from in case it wasn't included.  Should be 2mm

Tim S.

Wow.  Haven't seen these colors with this model. I had one awhile back and it was a nice guitar..

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