Here is the Esp Viper Baritone, guitar Made in Japan which I had the great surprise not to see article above
The guitar features:
- 24 Xtra Jumbo frets
- A run through 27 inches (normal is a baritone) with ebony fingerboard
- Head and body Mahogany
- EMG 60 neck pickup for
- EMG 81 pickup for the
- Easel style Gotoh tune-o-matic
- Mechanical Sperzel auto-block
- A volume knob and one tone knob
- A three position selector
The handle is after all very pleasant, fairly flat as the ESP are
Access to acute it is very easy even to reach the 24th case the heel of the neck is a little annoying.
Regarding usability, the guitar is relatively light compared to its shape and the first glance, it says it is still heavier than the model of the Horizon brand.
It looks very slightly forward, certainly due to the handle.
Yes this guitar suits me completely for my style of music, I play metal with a low tuning (Drop A #), I chose to just the baritone pitch of the handle is larger and allows me to be more suitable this style of play
The fact that it is entirely in Mahogany allows her to have an excellent sustain and maintain good well rounded bass, great for rhythm. Regarding the micro is to everyone's taste, some like EMG, others hate it, for my part I find them very pleasant and very knowledgeable for my style of play
However, the guitar provides beautiful melodic and EMG 60 is no exception.
Side stuff I use on a guitar head Peavey 6505 + coupled with a 4x12 cabinet Name Of Sound mounted Celestion G12K100. I add also a Tube Screamer to expand slightly above it all.
I use the guitar for 6 months now and I have noticed the positive and negative
Before I bought it used a lot of model ESP Horizon, Eclipse, Forest, Gibson Lespaul Studio, Explorer, SG, PRS, Schecter, Ibanez
In short a lot of guitar I came under the fingers, but in the end it was the Viper that suited me most in the low tuning, in terms of wood, micro, price and aesthetics.
What I like most about this guitar is its well rounded but energetic, with good attack and a great versatility of sound.
What I like least I would say its shape is not much but it is intended imitation SG and I'm not such a fan of this form. I would have preferred style LP, but this is a detail.
Regarding the quality / price ratio I find it very good, but be careful anyway to be sure of your purchase. I made it clear, I think this guitar and metal type low tuning. Do not even think to shred the top, the handle is not suited to me. Parcontre guitar excels in the right rhythm and gives its character to a Breakdown.
With more experience so I do it again this choice that I was absolutely not disappointed.