Guitars in the LTD 1000 Series are designed to offer the tone, feel, looks and quality that working professional musicians require in an instrument. The Viper-1000 EverTune adds the innovative EverTune constant tension bridge to the offset double-horn Viper design for the first time. The EverTune keeps your guitar in near perfect tuning under nearly any condition, and keeps excellent intonation at all points up and down the neck. The Viper-1000 EverTune also includes top-tier components like Seymour Duncan Sentient (neck) and Pegasus (bridge) passive pickups, splittable by a push-pull control, and Grover tuners. Available in See Thru Black Cherry Satin finish.

Construction Set-Thru
Scale 24.75"
Body Mahogany w/ Maple Cap
Top Quilted Maple
Neck 3pc Mahogany
Fingerboard Macassar Ebony
Fingerboard Radius 350mm
Finish See Thru Black Cherry Satin
Nut Width 42mm
Nut Type Molded
Neck Contour Thin U
Frets/Type 24 XJ Stainless Steel
Hardware Color Black
Strap Button Standard
Tuners Grover
Bridge EverTune (F model)
Neck PU Seymour Duncan Sentient
Bridge PU Seymour Duncan Pegasus
Electronics Passive
Electronics Layout Volume/Tone(Push/Pull)/Toggle Switch
Strings D'Addario XL120 (.009/.011/.016/.024/.032/.042)
Case Included N
Javier A.

You should make this exact model in a 7 string version !

Will S.

Are you ever going to have any LTD Vipers with EMGS in them again, and I’m not looking for a baritone 

Carl N.

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Christopher K.

Bro, if you’re tuning down to C then you wouldn’t want a standard set of strings on the guitar anyway. Depending on how much play you want in the string you would either go with a set of 11-54 or 12-56. If you get 12 to 56 set make sure the third string is plain and not wound unless your rhythm player only and dig a wound 3rd string. Ernie Ball makes us it called not even slinky with a seafoam blue package and they’re sick. You’re gonna have to have the guitar set up which will include having the nut filed so the strings don’t hang up and maybe the bridge too. Neck may have to be slightly tweaked if you go with the 56s but not much because the heavier gauge is the compensation in the tension department since you’re tuning down that low. Buy some stuff called Big Bends Nut Sauce. It works way better than graphite on the note and bridge slots with heavier gauge strings. Make sure you’re dealing with a guitar tech who is familiar with all of this set up stuff as far as lower tunings and heavier gauge strings because a lot of these old-timers are stuck in the 80s. Also do not forget To make sure they intonate it Because some guys are so dumb that they’ll do all the other stuff but not intonate it correctly and that will cause problems. I’m guitar techSo I’m telling you good stuff. Good luck

Carl N.

Very true, when in doubt have a tech figure it out!

Benjamin S.

What's with the 24.75" scale?  Meh.  Everything is going to feel like rubber bands if I go to drop C.  Every other spec on this guitar makes me want it.  :(

Carl N.

Hey Benjamin, if you have this properly setup in that tuning you shouldn't have this issue.

Dennis J.

May we know the weight range on this Viper1000 evertune?  I got the EC1000 Evertune--I love it but it's a bit heavy for my old back (LP style).  Is this much lighter, like an sg?

Carl N.

Hey Dennis, typically around 8.5lbs but since no two pieces of wood are the same weights can vary in either direction.

Dennis J.

I finally got one that was 7 pounds 6 ounces (waited for a light one).  Stoked so far, sounds and feels great!  Not sure if it will beat my Les Paul style Eii or ECs for my ergonomics, but glad to have another flavor (for recording, the ergos seem to make it a great choice for palm muted rhythms as well as solos that are way up the neck) and got it Plek'd since I presume the stainless frets will last forever!


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