ESP E-II M-II NT Hipshot Black Turquoise Burst
ESP E2 is the replacement series for what was called the Standard Series. They are a Japanese premium instrument hand crafted near Tokyo in Japan by craftsmen exclusively trained in the ESP Guitar Building Academy in Tokyo. The owner of ESP Guitars Mr Shibuya started the company back in 1975 and believes very strongly in the traditional hand crafted elements that make the ESP company what they are today.
When you pick up a Japanese E2 model the first thing you notice is the quality. Amazing timbers, creative paint jobs, finely machined hardware, precision fretwork and Japanese heritage are the main things that spring to mind when you hold one of these amazing instruments. The common misconception is value, E2 are built to be put in the hands of players that may not want to spend the 6 or 7 thousand Australian dollars required to buy an ESP Original or Custom series instrument. What you are in fact getting is a guitar made in the same factory by the same craftsmen as the original series with some modern day production techniques like CNC cutting used to speed up the process. The time taken to have a guitar built in the custom shop is around 8 months so E2's intention is to be able to fit into a price point that is fair and reasonable for the consumer.
These guitars are so far above reasonable that it boggles the mind. $2799 puts this guitar well under what you are paying for any other brands custom shop instruments and the appointments on the E2 series are what we consider to be at a premium level. You will never be left disappointed by owning one of these amazing pieces of Japanese engineering.
This particular horizon has an awesome figured top and aftermarket Bareknuckle pickups which is unusual on an ESP. The Bare Knuckle Aftermath Tyger Pickups are Alnico V powered and voiced for fat, powerful clean tones, fluid vocal-like sustain when driven hard and good balance with the bridge humbucker.
- CONSTRUCTION: Set-Thru
- SCALE: 25.5"
- BODY: Mahogany
- TOP: Quilted Maple
- NECK: 3Pc Maple
- FINGERBOARD: Maple
- FINGERBOARD RADIUS: 305mm
- FINISH: BLACK TURQUOISE BURST
- NUT WIDTH: 42mm
- NUT TYPE: Bone
- NECK CONTOUR: Thin U
- FRETS/TYPE: 24 XJ
- HARDWARE COLOR: Black
- STRAP BUTTON: Schaller Straplock
- TUNERS: Gotoh Locking
- BRIDGE: Hipshot w/ String Thru
- NECK PU: Bare Knuckle Aftermath Tyger
- BRIDGE PU:Bare Knuckle Aftermath Tyger
- ELECTRONICS: Passive
- ELECTRONICS LAYOUT: Vol/Tone/3-Way Switch
- STRINGS: Elixir Nanoweb Light (.010/.013/.017/.026/.036/.046)
- CASE: MH GUITAR FORM FIT CASE
- CASE INCLUDED: Y