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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 ESP Strap Lock
Tuners Gotoh Locking
Bridge Gotoh TOM
Bridge PU EMG 81
Electronics Active
Electronics Layout Volume
Strings Elixir Nanoweb Light (.010/.013/.017/.026/.036/.046)
Case Included Y
Jesse N.

I bought this pretty much planning to immediately drop a JB in it, but I played it through some patches, it sounded great, and years later have never touched the pickup.  So if you subscribe to 81's being hit-miss from one guitar to the next, imo it works great in this one.  I have had them sound good before this guitar and had them sound not-so-god in others.  Rest of it pretty much reminds me of the LTD MH1000NT I had once upon a time that was one of those lifetime-guitars that put me on ESP (for life) in the first place.  I had been on US Gibsons and that LTD was so much better all I could really do is laugh at Gibson and move on with the new data.  Now I try to stick with ESP Japan or anything that comes out of WMI.

Damian J.

After getting my BW1 LTD a few years ago, I knew I had to get an ESP. This thing does not disappoint, it feels, looks, and sounds amazing. Perfect for metal/hardcore from standard to B. Love it so much that I'll probably get another type of E-II guitar after this one, especially if there are more baritone options in the future. 

Joshua M.

One of my favorites and I own guitars worth 4 times as much. 

James D.

This is my 3rd Eii series this year and the quality is horrible!  The black finger syndrome is real!  Seriously, don’t know how far I’ll have to go to alleviate getting my fingers covered in black stain.    I’m probably going to take this one to a luthier to help, as I’m keeping this one because I bought it cheap.  Unfortunately, ESP does not own this problem and provide a fix other than Dunlop 65.  Disappointed!  

Sheshehang E.

Damn, it's 2024 and I have the same problem with a newer model (E2 M1 Snow White). I thought I was the only one. Still, I love my guitar.

Mark F.

I can see a USA M-1 in my immediate future.

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