with case

Created at the ESP facility in Tokyo, Japan, the ESP E-II Series is our highest-quality factory-produced instrument collection. The ESP E-II Horizon-III is a bold variation on the classic ESP Horizon shape, with an extended and beveled upper horn and a shortened lower horn. Like other models in the ESP E-II Series, the Horizon-III is a guitar designed for high-level performing, for serious players who can't accept compromises in their instrument's ability to showcase their talent. It's available in two versions: the Horizon-III FR (with Floyd Rose Original bridge in See Thru Black finish) or the standard Horizon-III (in Reindeer Blue finish, with a Gotoh TOM bridge and string-thru-body design). Both models use neck-thru-body construction, providing terrific tone and sustain, and fast access to the highest frets. The E-II Horizon-III offers some of the best-sounding and responsive passive pickups available, with a Seymour Duncan Jazz (neck) and a Seymour Duncan Custom 5 (bridge) pickup. Includes a hard case.

Construction Neck-Thru
Scale 25.5"
Body Alder
Top Flamed Maple
Neck 3Pc Maple
Fingerboard Ebony
Fingerboard Radius 305mm
Finish Reindeer Blue
Nut Width 42mm
Nut Type Bone
Neck Contour Thin U
Frets/Type 24 XJ
Hardware Color Black
Strap Button ESP Strap Lock
Tuners Gotoh Locking
Bridge Gotoh TOM w/ String Thru
Neck PU Seymour Duncan Jazz *(Pull Tone for Split)
Bridge PU Seymour Duncan Custom 5 *(Pull Tone for Split)
Electronics Passive
Electronics Layout Volume/Tone(Push/Pull)/Toggle Switch
Strings Elixir Nanoweb Light (.010/.013/.017/.026/.036/.046)
Case Included Y

I bought this guitar used, I already have two LTD active pickups, but I also wanted passive pickups, less metal type. this guitar is really fantastic, very light, a super fast neck, and the shape makes the neck close to the body. when a microphone, they have nothing to envy of the active ones, high output level, lots of bass and treble, it sounds, very versatile, Jazz, Rock, hard, metal... everything goes.

William K.

After years of being in the running, and going with Jackson and schecter, this may be the one.  Currently down to an American Jag, a couple modern Gibson's, Ibanez prestige 6 and 7s, and a head 6, along with this.  The horizon seems to be the one slowly growing on me.  Absolutely stunning guitar, and I use mostly Duncan's, but this is my first experience with the custom 5 and the jazz, and man does this sound versatile.


I've seen these come to Sweetwater with gloss and satin necks. Are they coming in both now or are you moving to satin necks on these Horizon III's?

Todd B. ESP

Hello, we've switched to satin necks for all the E-II models. You will see the site updated as soon as we are able to.

If you have any questions not answered on our product page, please contact ESP Customer Service at customerservice@espguitars.com

Duško K.

I have a question.. I notice that most of this modes have a push pull on volume knob.. Mine is on tone... Not a big deal but just curious.. Mine is lefty... Maybe ylunger production models have that soec... Plus pls check my serial if ist not to much to ask... ES3442193

Tnx cheers

Carl N.

if you have any questions you may reach out to our customer service team at customerservice@espguitars.com or https://www.espguitars.com/pages/support         

Duško K.

  • I got this guitar few days ago. It s perfect... But when i play it unplugged without amp i hear noticable fret buzz on E and A till 12 fret.. In amp on dirty Chanel its ok on ckean you can hear it but not that much.. I know that extra low action might be the cause but its weird all i read about this extra fretwork with no buzz.. Maybe ill have to setup the guitar.. Maybe its normal.. Its a shame if they didnt do setup beacuse this guitar in croatia cost 2300e and thats almost 3k dollars.. But guitar is perfect except that fret buzz... Tnx

Carl N.

It's normal for an instrument to need a setup after traveling such long distances, if you have any questions you may reach out to our customer service team at customerservice@espguitars.com or https://www.espguitars.com/pages/support 

William K.

Always spend a little on a pro setup on a guitar like this, unless you can do it yourself.  Most of mine have come pretty good from factory, but there's always little tiny things you could find that need a little tweak from factory.  The hand built, maybe a different story.  I feel like spending this much, stats 50-80 dollars extra to have everything on point.

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