E-II M-I THRU NT

BLACK SATIN

E-II M-I THRU NT
$1,699.00
with case
(U.S. Only)

One pickup. One knob. No limits. If you want the cleanest and fastest guitar that places nothing between your hands and your tone, the ESP E-II M-I has the neck-thru-body design and super fast maple neck that will inspire your finest moments of shred in whatever here you take on. Made in ESP’s Tokyo factory by our expert luthiers, the ESP E-II M-I is designed for serious players and professional recording/touring musicians who need excellent quality and reliability for studio and stage. It offers a string-thru-body design with a Gotoh TOM bridge, and includes a single EMG 81 active pickup.

Construction Neck-Thru
Scale 25.5"
Body Alder
Neck 3Pc Maple
Fingerboard Ebony
Fingerboard Radius 305mm
Finish BLACK SATIN
Nut Width 42mm
Nut Type Bone
Neck Contour Thin U
Frets/Type 24 XJ
Hardware Color Black
Strap Button Schaller Straplock
Tuners Gotoh Locking
Bridge Gotoh TOM
Bridge PU EMG 81
Electronics Active
Electronics Layout Vol
Strings Elixir Nanoweb Light (.010/.013/.017/.026/.036/.046)
Case MH GUITAR FORM FIT CASE
Case Included Y
Comments
Soullessghost

I have one of these in lefty. Mine is from just before the name change to “E-II”.....it says ESP on the headstock. Real nice guitar. Funny thing is, it’s not black. It’s a factory finish, but not black. I don’t know how to describe it. It’s not metallic, nor is it metal flake....but it kinda has a slight glint of shiny metal color in the satin gray finish. It’s from the European market. I’ve searched as best I can and can’t find this color listed by a name anywhere. These guitars in lefty are always listed as a flat/satin/matte black. 

It’s a legit ESP, in pretty good shape too. Plays awesome. It came in the older style HSC that has the egg crate foam on the lid. Always wondered what the finish was officially called. Gunmetal Gray? It’s also a natural satin finish on the back of the neck, taped off the way ESP does it.....not a “mod”....it was made that way. I can’t remember the year off the top of my head, I think it’s an ‘09? I got like 22 guitars and it’s currently in the back so I ain’t digging for it. But, I think it’s something like a 2009 or maybe an ‘08. 

Carl N.

Our customer service department helps with older model information, customerservice@espgutiars.com

leif m.

Hi esp, what is the neck angle on this guitar? I know bolt on necks are usually 0 and gibsons with a tunomatic are 4°. Trying to get a feel of how this would play. Thanks!

Carl N.

This will be similar in degree to that of other instruments with tune-o-matic bridges as neck angle is determined by the bridge used not neck construction.

leif m.

Thanks for the info Carl. Rock on brother

Jason K.

Is there somewhere I can order a direct replacement truss rod cover specifically for this guitar? I don't have the original one and I've ordered two different replacement ones online that say they are meant for ESP/LTD guitars, but they're both a little too short so there's a gap between the bottom of the cover and the nut.

Carl N.

Currently we do not sell parts, might be easiest to have one made for your specific instrument as these can vary slightly from one instrument to the other.  A guitar tech in your area should be able to fashion one for you.

David S.

Please ESP, move the volume knob away from the pickup, this is the only reason I dont buy ESP super strats. My hand keeps banging the knob all the time, it is really annoying. And FYI, the only guitar brand I use is ESP, and I really need one of your super strats.

I keep dreaming with a mahogany body E-II, and volume knob away from pickup, it is not too much to ask!

Carl N.

Thanks for your insight David!

Andreas F.

i have to agree with David S....i own the M-Black Metal model and i had to remove the volume knob.

Richard B.

Absolutely no! In my opinion it is perfect where it is now!

Nathan M.

If you put a rubber o-ring under the knob, it can help by increasing the resistance it takes to turn the knob. I had to do this on a couple of my LTD guitars due to the location. On one hand, it's nice that you can easily adjust volume mid riff if you need to, but it does suck to keep hitting it by mistake. 

Carl N.

Nice tip Nathan!

Richard B.

Hello. In the back there is the external steel battery compartment or are the batteries under the black plastic to be unscrewed?

Carl N.

Hey Richard, these will have the ashtray style battery compartment on the back.

Richard B.

mah..in some sites you see that there is, in others not ...

Carl N.

Hey Richard, you might be seeing a version with passive pickups.  EMGs require a battery, hence the battery compartment.  Passive pickups do not need a power source so no battery/compartment are needed.

AP

My E-II M1 doesn't have a battery compartment for the 81 in the bridge.  I am assuming that with only the volume pot in the standard cavity size that it was easier to have the battery go there?  my M1 is from 2015, so this may have been different in earlier or later models. 

Carl N.

Hey Ap, some M-I instruments did not have the compartment on the back.  If you want to send some images of your E-II to our customer service department they should be able to assist you with determining the specifics about your instrument.  They can be reached at customerservice@espguitars.com

Richard B.

I bought it and it's beautiful! sounds great and is a killer !! and has an ashtray type battery compartment.

Carl N.

Thanks for your insight Richard, hope you enjoy it!

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