TE-II HARDTAIL KOA

LIMITED EDITION

$3,699
Limited to 25 pieces
The master luthiers at our ESP USA Shop in Southern California occasionally create special limited-edition versions of these masterfully-built instruments. That’s the case with the ESP USA TE-II Hardtail Koa. You’ll first notice its hand-selected, figured Hawaiian koa top, highlighted by a layer of walnut and paired with an African okoume wood body, offering the visual cues of mahogany but with a more comfortable weight for great playing feel. The combination of koa and its bright and focused sound with the richness and warmth of okoume creates an outstandingly balanced tone. The USA TE-II Hardtail Koa also features a smooth and comfortable quarter-sawn roasted maple neck, an ebony fingerboard with 22 extra-jumbo Jescar FW57110 frets, and a Hipshot hardtail with string-thru-body design for excellent stability and sustain. As part of our 2017 ESP USA Limited Edition offerings, the USA TE-II Hardtail Koa is one of the first guitars to feature Seymour Duncan’s Saturday Night Special Humbucker pickup set, with Alnico 4 magnets to deliver the desirable muscular, '70s “overbuilt”, yet clear tones you want.

FEATURES

OKOUME BODY

Okoume is an African hardwood with a grain pattern similar to mahogany, but with two advantages. It is lighter than a similarly-sized mahogany guitar, making it more comfortable for long gigs, and its tone is more articulate for outstanding solos and powerful riffs.

HAND NUMBERED

Each ESP USA limited edition model is hand numbered by our builders, making them valuable for both their excellent musical performance and their collectibility.

SEYMOUR DUNCAN PICKUPS

The Saturday Night Special Humbucker pickup set gives you the perfect ‘70s humbucker vibe, using Alnico 4 magnets to deliver a muscular tone in the bridge and a clear, articulate neck pickup sound.

BODY

BODY WOOD:
Okume
BODY TOP:
Figured Hawaiian Koa
BODY THICKNESS:
45mm
BODY FINISH:
Gloss
NECK CONSTRUCTION:
Bolt-On

NECK

NECK WOOD:
1/4 Sawn Roasted Maple
FINGERBOARD:
Ebony
SCALE LENGTH:
25.5”
NUT WIDTH:
42mm
NUT TYPE:
Bone
FINGERBOARD RADIUS:
305mm / 12”
NECK CONTOUR:
Thin U
THICKNESS @ 1ST FRET:
20mm
THICKNESS @ 12TH FRET:
22mm
FRETS:
22 XJ - Jescar FW57110
NECK FINISH:
Satin
HEAD CAP:
Figured Hawaiian Koa
TRUSS ROD:
2-Way Adjustable

HARDWARE

BRIDGE:
Hipshot Fixed
TUNERS:
Sperzel Trim-Lok
STRAP BUTTONS:
Schaller Locking
COLOR:
Black

ELECTRONICS

NECK PICKUP:
Seymour Duncan Saturday Night Special
BRIDGE PICKUP:
Seymour Duncan Saturday Night Special
CONTROLS:
1-Volume, 1-Tone, 3-Way Blade Switch
OTHER:
Push-Pull Coil Split on Tone

PLAYABILITY & SETUP

STRINGS:
D’Addario NYXL SUPER LITE (.009 - .042)
CASE:
ESP USA Form Fit