Model

E-II ECLIPSE

SEE THRU BLACK CHERRY SUNBURST

$2,718.00 $1,699.00 with case

You won't find many better-looking (or better sounding) guitars than this ESP E-II Eclipse in See Thru Black Cherry Sunburst (also available in Marine Blue). Check out the beauty of the finish over that quilted maple top, with details like a white multi-binding and a matching headstock... it's beyond compare. Powered by a set of EMG 60 (neck) and EMG 81 (bridge) pickups, it's ready for everything from deep and contemplative sounds to the most screaming, aggressive tones imaginable. A set-thru design, it's easy to get quickly up to the highest frets. It features a mahogany body with maple cap, a one=piece mahogany neck, and a rosewood fingerboard with 22 extra-jumbo frets. The E-II Eclipse includes high-end components like Schaller Straplocks, Gotoh locking tuners, and a Gotoh TOM bridge and tailpiece. Like all instruments in our E-II Series, the E-II Eclipse is made in Japan at ESP’s Tokyo factory. Includes hardshell case.

(U.S. Only)
Specifications
Construction
Set-Thru
Scale
24.75"
Body
Mahogany
Top
Quilted Maple
Neck
1Pc Mahogany
Fingerboard
Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius
305mm
Finish
See Thru Black Cherry Sunburst
Nut Width
42mm
Nut Type
Bone
Neck Contour
Thin U
Frets/Type
22 XJ
Hardware Color
Black
Strap Button
Schaller Straplock
Tuners
Gotoh Locking
Bridge
Tonepros Locking TOM & Tailpiece
Neck PU
EMG 60
Bridge PU
EMG 81
Electronics
Active
Electronics Layout
Vol/Vol/Tone/Toggle Switch
Case
Case Included
Y
Prices and specifications subject to change.
Comments
Dominic Uccelli

I'm finding myself confused, the pictures here show the traditional set neck heel but on sweetwater the pictures show a more modern set thru heel. It doesn't appear to have dual binding so I'm inclined to believe it's the modern heel but it's hard to tell. Also as a suggestion, I think this model would look great with an ebony fretboard as opposed to rosewood. 

Todd B. ESP

Hi Dominic, Good observation! Yes we've switched most of our Eclipse shape (both E-II & LTD) to have a "SET-THRU" heel now. This change was implemented last year but we are still updating our site for pre-existing models. Soon, all the photos will be updated. What you see at Sweetwater is our most recent version with the Set Thru heel.

Miguel G.

I’m very curious about.. why did you guys decide to make the Ltd Versions of these Eclipse models 24fret vs E-II having only 22fret..? Shouldn’t having more frets be considered a premium virtue? Not disregarding the Ltd models by any way as they still are absolutely beautiful guitars but I was just wondering why?  

Todd B. ESP

Hi Miguel, historically LTD EC models have been made primarily with 24 frets. 24 frets is more than 22 frets but not necessarily better, and not every player wants 24 frets. There are many pro musicians who prefer 22 frets over 24 frets. Many players who use the neck pickup prefer a 22 fret verses a 24 fret. It all comes down to personal preference.