ESP Original Series Snapper-7 Electric Guitar - Vintage Candy Apple Red

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ESP Original Series Snapper-7 Electric Guitar - Vintage Candy Apple Red

Product Description:

Part of ESP's Original Series, the Snapper-7 is a traditional-style solidbody electric guitar handbuilt by the company's master luthiers at their Custom Shop in Japan. This hot-rodded extended-range instrument boasts a contoured body crafted from solid alder, which exhibits a balanced-sounding acoustic tone that pairs perfectly with its Seymour Duncan pickups. Speaking of which, the Snapper-7 sports a versatile HSS pickup configuration, with a push-pull tone knob and mini-toggle switch for added sonic flexibility. You'll love the comfortable playability of this guitar's bolt-on Thin "U"-shaped neck, which is capped by a lightning-fast 12-inch-radius Honduras rosewood fingerboard. A responsive ESP Flicker-III tremolo and rock-solid Gotoh locking tuners are also on tap. This 7-string electric guitar also includes a bone nut, a head-turning finish, and gleaming chrome hardware. Adventurous guitarists searching for a classic S-shaped axe for extended-range playing will appreciate the styling, tone, and playability of the ESP Snapper-7.

Optimized for playability

The Snapper-7 is a completely optimized version of what Sweetwater customers expect from ESP: effortless playability that streamlines and even enhances the relationship between you and your guitar. A 1-piece bolt-on maple neck and Honduras rosewood fingerboard offers glassy smooth fretting made easier by ESP's "Thin U" profile for a speed neck that retains some rounded fullness in the overall feel. For enhanced fretwork, this neck also features a 12-inch radius and 22 medium-jumbo frets.

Hot Seymour Duncan pickups

A fine guitar is nothing without fine pickups, and the ESP Original Series Snapper-7 offers nothing but the best. This guitar boasts three premium Seymour Duncan passive pickups in an HSS-style configuration. The bridge, a Custom 5 humbucker, is a red-hot, Alnico V version of Duncan's acclaimed Custom Custom humbucker — perfect for bombastic soaring solos and nuanced fretwork. In the middle and neck positions you'll find powerful Custom Staggered Strat single-coil pickups. These Alnico V pups, which were developed for legendary Pink Floyd guitarist David Gilmour, deliver a pumped-up single-coil sound with glassy highs, bell-like mids, and round low end with extra harmonic richness at every turn. The Snapper-7 features classic 5-way pickup switching, but with the additional pickup mix toggle and capacitance switching options, the available tones onboard are practically double.

Brought to you by the ESP Custom Shop

Since the mid-'80s, ESP has been making custom guitars for some of the biggest names in the industry, including George Lynch and Kirk Hammett. An exacting eye toward playability and craftsmanship has made ESP Guitars one of the most visible and prevalent guitar brands in rock and metal. The Snapper-7 belongs to the ESP Original Series, which means each guitar is handcrafted one at a time by ESP's Custom Shop luthiers in Japan. Serious players who are looking for a truly one-of-its-kind instrument at off-the-shelf prices will find what they're searching for in the Snapper-7.

ESP Original Series Snapper-7 Electric Guitar Features:

  • Traditional-style 7-string electric guitar handcrafted by Japanese luthiers at ESP's Custom Shop
  • Contoured alder body exhibits a balanced acoustic tone
  • 1-piece bolt-on maple neck with a comfortable Thin "U" profile
  • Lightning-fast 12-inch-radius Honduras rosewood fingerboard with 22 medium-jumbo frets
  • Red-hot Seymour Duncan pickups in a versatile HSS configuration
  • 5-way pickup selector plus push-pull capacitance selection and a mini-toggle for alternate pickup mix variations
  • Unbleached bone nut delivers consistent string feel with enhanced resonance and sustain
  • Responsive ESP Flicker-III tremolo and rock-solid Gotoh locking tuners
  • Head-turning finish and gleaming chrome hardware
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As soon as you place your order, you will receive a confirmation email. After that, we double-check if all items ordered are in stock and available for immediate shipment. If your order is available for the delivery within the advertised time frame, we will submit it for shipment to the warehouse. If the expected delivery time exceeds the advertised time frame, we'll reach out to you via email and/or phone to confirm the order.

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Within 1 business day from the time the item has been shipped, you will receive an email confirmation with tracking number. If you would not receive tracking information within six business days of your order, feel free to follow up with us.

Estimated Time of Arrival:

We typically deliver within 2-10 business days. Custom made products are usually delivered within 3-5 weeks. If the expected delivery date for your order would fall outside of the advertised 2-10 business day time frame, our customer service team will reach out to you to confirm if you are OK with that date.

Areas Covered:

All estimated delivery dates and shipping costs advertised on the website apply the the Contiguous United States only. Please contact our customer service team to discuss the time and cost of shipping to Hawaii or Alaska. We don't ship directly to Canada, but we can ship your order to the freight carrier of your choice.


It is very important that you inspect the packaging of your items when they arrive and check if you received all boxes listed on the delivery receipt.If you notice any damage or shortage of packages, you must make note of it on the bill of lading, take pictures, and refuse delivery.Your note should say "refused due to damage". You must also take photos of all sides of the box and send them to us within 2 days. If there are no damages visible before opening the box, you must note "subject to further inspection may contain concealed damage". If you notice any damage after receiving the delivery, do not throw the box away, and contact us with the photos. After we receive information from you about the refused delivery or concealed damage, we immediately initiate a claim with the shipping company or with the manufacturer. After the claim is fully processed, we ship all replacements at absolutely no cost to you.

Cancellations & Refunds:

We can cancel your order at absolutely no cost to you before the shipping label or Bill of Lading has been created, or before production of a custom order has started. Custom made items are not eligible for refunds after production has started. To be eligible for a return, the item must be unused and in the same condition as you received it. It must also remain in the original packaging, and the packaging must be in a perfect condition. We do not charge restocking fees or return shipping fees. All eligible returns are 100% free. Orders delivered outside the United States are not eligible for refunds. If your order arrived damaged, "Damages" section applies. Our refund policy lasts 45 days. If 45 days have gone by since your purchase, unfortunately, we can’t offer you a refund. Please contact us before returning an item to discuss shipping details. All refunds will be issued to the credit card or PayPal account you used for your purchase within 2 days after all returned items arrived at our warehouse.

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