ESP E-II Horizon NT-II Blue-Purple Gradation
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 Horizon model features what we think is going to be an extremely popular colour known as Blue-Purple Gradation. It is a translucent paint which looks amazing with the quilted maple underneath. The black back really sets of the contrast of the instrument and draws the eyes focus to the amazing top colour.
The EMG 66 neck pickup has a warm, smooth mid-range and expansive lows while the ceramic pole pieces balance out the clarity in the upper register and the 57 bridge pickup features a unique combination of Alnico V magnets and steel pole pieces evoke an unmistakably PAF quality in its tone, yet the active attributes provide the headroom and punch necessary to deliver unparalleled definition and presence.
The Horizon series is the weapon of choice for so many guitar players and this one isn't going to hang around for long. If you have any questions or would like to come and play this instruments hit us up on the online chat or email. See below for a picture of the guitar we have in stock.
- CONSTRUCTION: Neck-Thru
- SCALE: 25.5"
- BODY: Mahogany
- TOP: Quilted Maple
- NECK:3Pc Maple
- FINGERBOARD: Ebony
- FINGERBOARD RADIUS: 305mm
- FINISH: BLUE-PURPLE GRADATION
- NUT WIDTH: 42mm
- NUT TYPE: Bone
- NECK CONTOUR: Thin U
- FRETS/TYPE: 24 XJ
- HARDWARE COLOR: Black Nickel
- STRAP BUTTON: Schaller Straplock
- TUNERS: Gotoh Locking
- BRIDGE: Gotoh TOM & Tailpiece
- NECK PU: EMG 66
- BRIDGE PU: EMG 57
- ELECTRONICS: Active
- ELECTRONICS LAYOUT: Vol/Tone/Toggle Switch
- STRINGS: Elixir Nanoweb Light (.010/.013/.017/.026/.036/.046)
- CASE: MH GUITAR FORM FIT CASE
- CASE INCLUDED: Y