ESP LTD Viper-256 - See Thru Black Cherry

Solidbody Electric Guitar with Mahogany Body, Mahogany Neck, Rosewood Fingerboard, and 2 Coil-tappable Humbucking Pickups - See Thru Black Cherry
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Humbucking and Single-coil Tones in One!

No limits - get an ESP LTD Viper-256 solidbody electric guitar and rock out with both humbucking and single-coil tones! Whether you play rock, metal, blues, punk - you name it - the LTD Viper-256 has the tone you're after. That's because ESP loaded this super-versatile double-cutaway guitar with a set of dual-mode EMG designed LH-150 humbucking pickups with onboard coil tapping. The go great with the naturally warm and harmonically rich sound of a mahogany body and neck. And with a rock-solid Tonepros TOM bridge assembly for added stability, you get killer tone and performance when you pick up an ESP LTD Viper-256 from Sweetwater!

ESP LTD Viper-256 Solidbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • Shred like a demon with this Viper-style axe
  • EMG Designed LH-150 pickups deliver humbucking and single-coil tone
  • ESP's LTD Series delivers quality and performance for less
Shred like a demon with this Viper-style axe

Nothing says "let's rock" like an ESP Viper-style guitar. When you pick up a LTD Viper-256, you'll know exactly what we mean. The LTD Viper-256's offset waist gives you the kind of comfort that lets you play for hours, whereas the double-cutaway design provides easy access to the upper frets both over and under the neck.

EMG Designed LH-150 pickups deliver humbucking and single-coil tone

ESP gave the LTD Viper-256 a wide range of tone by loading it up with a set of ESP Designed LH-150 pickups. These well-rounded humbuckers can be used for anything from straight-up rock to blues to metal. Pull up on the LTD Viper-256's tone switch, and you instantly go from humbucker to single-coil mode, opening up a whole new range of sounds.

ESP's LTD Series delivers quality and performance for less

ESP LTD guitars was created bring a more affordable version of the classic designs and quality of ESP guitars to a new market. The entire ESP LTD line of instruments feature premium tonewoods, quality pickups, and solid hardware for a lifetime of use. An exacting eye to detail and quality means that every instrument is ready to rock when it leaves the factory. An impressive list of signature guitars, by some of today's biggest guitar heroes, shows the popularity and respect held by ESP LTD. If you're looking for the perfect rock or metal guitar, you need to check out ESP LTD Guitars.

ESP LTD Viper-256 Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:
  • Solid rock style meets super-aggressive metal tone in a guitar that's all about performance
  • Lightweight, all-mahogany body and slim mahogany neck provide rich and warm fundamentals - perfect for rock
  • EMG designed LH-150 humbuckers provide both dual-coil and single-coil modes for maximum tone
  • Tonepros TOM bridge provides epic stability and string response
Tap into a massive range of tone with an ESP LTD Viper-256 guitar from Sweetwater!

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Tech Specs

Body Type Solidbody
Body Shape Viper
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 6
Body Material Mahogany
Body Finish Polyurethane
Color See Thru Black Cherry
Neck Material Mahogany, Set
Neck Shape Thin U
Fingerboard Material Rosewood
Fingerboard Inlay Wavy Blocks
Number of Frets 24 XJ
Scale Length 24.75"
Nut Width 1.65"
Nut Material Molded
Bridge/Tailpiece Tonepros TOM
Tuners ESP Locking
Number of Pickups 2
Neck Pickup EMG Designed LH-150 Humbucker
Bridge Pickup EMG Designed LH-150 Humbucker
Controls 1 x volume, 1 x tone (pull to coil tap), 3-way pickup toggle
Strings (.010-.046)
Manufacturer Part Number LVIPER256STBC

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I have been playing guitar for the majority of my life and have always loved the SG shape. I used to have an SG, but I sold it a while ago. I was looking for a guitar that could take a beating and also sound great. I settled on this guitar and I couldn't be more happy. The tone is stellar with just the stock pickups and the whole body resonates when you strike a chord. An amazing guitar for sure. I would recommend to anyone, beginner or professional!

Killer guitar

Just received my Viper-256 from Sweetwater today and the guitar is absolutely killer. Great quality and a great price. Plus, I couldn't be happier with the service I received from the Sweetwater team.

esp ltd viper 256

was pleasantly surprised got this guitar last week and was blown away very solid sturdy nice pickups not flimsy like my 68 gibson sg.
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