ESP LTD Viper-401 Electric Guitar in Black

Featuring Active EMG Pickups

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Elliot Stent

The LTD 400 Series is designed with the professional performing and recording musician in mind, but is available at a price that even casual players can afford. The intense offset double-cutaway shape of the Viper is sure to stand out on-stage, and with a set of active EMG humbuckers - your audience will certainly notice your potent tones!

Comprised of a Mahogany body with a set-neck construction, you can expect lusciously rich tones and piano-like sustain, while the 'Thin U' neck profile and 24 extra-jumbo frets ensure excellent playability.

EMG 81 & 85 Pickups

One of EMG's most popular pickups is the 81; starting a revolution. Utilizing powerful ceramic magnets and close aperture coils, the 81's tone was designed with detailed intensity, incredible amounts of high-end cut and fluid sustain.

The 85 is an early EMG pickup design and is the slightly more sophisticated and well-rounded half of its more famous brother - the 81. Featuring close aperture coils loaded with Alnico V magnets, the 85 is a powerful guitar pickup with exceptional tone and versatility. The Alnico magnets of this model provide a muscular growl and smooth lead tones, enabling you to play everything from blues to the most extreme metal.



  • Body: Mahogany
  • Finish: Black


  • Construction: Set-Neck
  • Neck: 3-Piece Mahogany
  • Neck Contour: Thin U
  • Fingerboard: Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Radius: 350mm
  • Frets/Type: 24 XJ
  • Nut Width: 42mm
  • Nut Type: Molded
  • Scale: 24.75"


  • Neck Pickup: EMG 85
  • Bridge Pickup: EMG 81
  • Electronics: Active
  • Electronics Layout: Vol/Tone/Toggle Switch


  • Hardware Colour: Black
  • Bridge: TOM & Tailpiece
  • Tuners: LTD
  • Strap Buttons: Standard
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