• ESP Max Cavalera Signature model electric guitar
    ESP Max Cavalera Signature model (Viper)


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2001 to 2007

The ESP Max Cavalera signature model was introduced in 2001. The ESP Max Cavalera is based on the offset SG ESP Viper body shape. Finish was Brazilian Green with a custom Brazilian flag graphic and painted humbucker pickup. The ESP Max Cavalera had an alder body with neck-through maple neck and ebony fingerboard. Fingerboard inlays were Soul-Fly logos up to the 9th fret and XXX's from the 12th fret upwards. This model had a single Seymour Duncan SH-6 (Distortion) humbucker in the bridge position controlled by a single volume knob.

In 2007 the ESP Max Cavalera AX Signature model was introduced - and the green Viper shaped model was dropped from the ESP catalogs. ESP also made LTD versions of this model - the LTD MC-600 (with the flag graphic) and the LTD MC-200 & MC-500 (without the flag graphic).

Specifications (24)


Number of control knobs1 control knob
Volume controls1 volume control


Pickups brand and modelSeymour Duncan SH-6 pickup(s)
Pickups configuration1 humbucker pickup


Finish colorsgreen finish
Graphicsflag graphic
Made inJapan
Bindingneck binding, white binding
Number of strings6 strings
Scale length24.75 inches scale-length


Body materialalder body
Body shape featuresdouble cutaway
Body styleSG-style body


BridgeTone Pros locking bridge, tune-o-matic bridge
Hardware colorblack hardware
Tailpiecestrings through-body tailpiece
TunersGotoh tuners


Fingerboard materialebony fingerboard
Fingerboard position markerssoulfly logo fingerboard position markers


Neck jointneck through body
Neck materialmaple neck
Number of frets24 fret
Nutgraphite nut
Tuner layoutthree-each-side

Prices (3)

2006$4299newguitar-listESP suggested retail price.
2002$2799newguitar-listESP recommended retail price.
2005$3299newguitar-listESP suggested retail price.

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