The Viper-200B Baritone guitar from ESP is a great first upgrade guitar that was clearly built for metal. The 200 series, as a whole offers you a step up from the basic entry level models without hurting your wallet.
The LTD Range brings you everything thats great about ESP at a more affordable price so everyone can enjoy the great sound of a quality guitar.
ESP Guitars are great for any style of music but where they really excel is Hard Rock and Metal. When you pick up an ESP theres a reassuring heft to them, hot heavy as such, just solid. They can take a serious beating and are perfect for touring and regular gigging. This model, ESP's take on a classic sweeping double cut, is meant for hard rock and metal, it doesn't really do jazz (it can but its more at home with high gain, high power styles)
While no standard tuning has been established for baritone guitars, popular tunings for the instrument are: a perfect fifth (A D G C E A), an augmented fourth (Bb Eb Ab Db F Bb), a perfect fourth (B E A D F B), or a major third lower (C F B E G C). Regardless of what tuning you choose this guitar is designed to handle the lower end with just as much articulation as it does the high end of the scale. Baritone guitars have been used by country musicians to mirror bass lines and rock and metal guitarists to extend their chord options.... paired with a 5 string bass you can get some seriously warm and rich sounds going.
With ESP's own LH-150 pickups, and a maple neck, this guitar is great for anyone just starting out in rock or metal. The neck has a thin contour with a maple fingerboard thats good for both lead and rhythm, playing.
- Construction: Bolt-On
- Scale: 27" Baritone
- Body: Basswood
- Neck: 3pc Maple
- Fingerboard: Rosewood
- Fingerboard Radius: 350mm
- Finish: Black
- Nut Width: 42mm
- Nut Type: Molded
- Neck Contour: Thin U
- Frets/Type: 24 XJ
- Hardware Color: Black Nickel
- Strap Button: Standard
- Tuners: Ltd
- Bridge: LTD Fixed w/ String Thru
- Neck PU: ESP Designed LH-150N
- Bridge PU: ESP Designed LH-150B
- Electronics: Passive
- Electronics Layout: Vol/Tone/Toggle Switch