UGH people E-II is the new standard seris ESP,same with the former LTD Elite. ESP was mad because people were importing the SS ESP in japan(which are export only), they wanted to keep the ESP name custom shop only. Its made on the same line with the same people, straight from my dealer who i've known my entrie life. Hes been working with same rep for over 10+ years.
also ofcourse theyre not ESP Orignials or USA models, those are custom shop guitars. duh