Model

VIPER-256

SEE THRU BLACK CHERRY

$399.00

LTD’s Viper Series offers the cool double-cutaway look that’s perfect for metal, hard rock, blues, and so much more. With the Viper-256, you get the classic vibe of a mahogany-bodied rock and roll machine, in your choice of Military Green Satin or See Thru Black Cherry finishes, now updated with black hardware. Even with its surprising low cost, the Viper-256 still offers great features like ESP Designed LH-150 humbuckers with a coil split function on the push-pull switch, LTD tuners and TOM bridge/tailpiece, and a fast 3 pc. mahogany set neck with a 24-fret roasted jatoba fingerboard.

(U.S. Only)
Specifications
Construction
Set-Neck
Scale
24.75"
Body
Mahogany
Neck
3Pc Mahogany
Fingerboard
Roasted Jatoba
Fingerboard Radius
350mm
Finish
SEE THRU BLACK CHERRY
Nut Width
42mm
Nut Type
Molded
Neck Contour
Thin U
Frets/Type
24 XJ
Hardware Color
Black
Strap Button
Standard
Tuners
LTD
Bridge
TOM & Tailpiece
Neck PU
ESP Designed LH-150N
Bridge PU
ESP Designed LH-150B
Electronics
Passive
Electronics Layout
Vol/Tone/Toggle Switch
Strings
D'Addario XL110 (.010/.013/.017/.026/.036/.046)
Case
VIPER GUITAR FORM FIT CASE
Case Included
N
Prices and specifications subject to change.
Comments
Anthony C.

I really like this body/hardware color scheme it's basically the exact same as the JTV 89, I just wish there were other models that had this color.

Todd B. ESP

HI Anthony, Yes this is a classic color that we've typically limited to the EC and Viper body styles. It's not common to find this look on any of the other models.

Anthony C.

I'd definitely be interested in a viper if it was in the LTD Deluxe range if one ever comes up in the future. Thanks!

Todd B. ESP

Hey Anthony, Thanks for bringing that up. We haven't had a Viper-1000 guitar available in a while so that's a great idea.

XYN

I love this color, but I'm not a huge fan of the Viper shape personally. Is there any possibility that an EC-256 with this same finish could be coming in the future?

Todd B. ESP

Hi XYN, There are currently no plans for this model, but thanks for your suggestion.

XYN

I just checked Guitar Center, and they have an EC-256FM with Black Cherry Burst. Not the same, but I do like it.

Todd B. ESP

Hi XYN, Yes we do a See Thru Black Cherry and See Thru Black Sunburst EC-256 for GC.

TimNEd

Is it possible to get a black one or do you have any old stock that are black?

Need a black 6 string. Saw Vinnie Stigma playing one of these and had to get one. I own two but want a black one.

Todd B. ESP

Hi TimNEd, We don't currently have this one available in black. Your best bet is to check online to see if any dealers have any old stock available. It was discontinued about 2 years ago.

Adam Y.

There's a used black Viper 256 in excellent condition on Reverb right now fyi

Dolf M.

I wish I could see these in person at local guitar stores but they never seem to have them. I'd like to try one! I live in Cincinnati, OH in the United States. 

Todd B. ESP

Hi Dolf, We're sorry to hear that you can't find one of these. There are more dealers online these days, but if you don't want to go that route the best you can do is ask one of your local dealers if they can get this and allow you to try it before you buy.

William  h.

Beutiful guitar, you guys rule..can I buy ,esp hats,shirts.ect.

William  h.

Sweet

Todd B. ESP

Hi William, Thanks! Yes we are rolling out some merch on our website but it is only for sale in the USA currently.