Robert R.

Why would you prefer we buy your cheaper guitars to get a floyd rose? I would think you'd prefer more money. Maybe I want the 12" radius and a fr without breaking the bank.

Carl N.

Hey Robert, thanks for your comment and suggestion!

Michael T.

I'm curious why there are no E-II eclipse models available with a Floyd Rose? I'd love to order one with the FR and SD pickups. I have an M series I had outfitted with JB and SH59 and it's awesome sounding. I have EMG sets in my Arrow and eclipse and while they sound great, I think the attack and overall resonance is better represented especially in your higher end guitars. Unfortunately it's not worth the huge price increase between    E-II and custom models. Hands down these are the finest instruments made at all your price points but general musicians have a hard time justifying or affording the huge price gap between E-II or USA and custom Japan models.

Carl N.

Hey Michael, thanks for sharing your insight, unfortunately no offerings of an E-II Eclipse with a Floyd Rose bridge, but perhaps you would like the EC-1000 version of this, which is much more affordable.

Michael T.

Thanks Carl, but like Robert said I wasn't looking for a cheaper model. I was hoping to upgrade from what I have. Not to take anything away from the 1000 series it's a damn good instrument but for almost double the price I'd have to think an E-II would be heads and shoulders above it. Or are you saying the price difference pretty much only accounts for the name on the headstock?

Carl N.

Hey Michael, once again thanks for your insight.  There are many differences between our E-II and LTD instruments, I could go on all day about the nuance differences between the lines but best way to see the difference for yourself would be to pick one up and play it.

Richard O.

Hi! Why is the pickup ring still plastic at this price level?

Carl N.

Hey Richard, plastic pickup rings are fairly common place in this industry. They are standard equipment on LTD, E-II, ESP USA, and ESP Original.  

Ken R.

hi, why is there no E-II eclipse with piezo like LTD? i want one, but E-II...

Carl N.

Hey Ken, thanks for your insight!  We'll pass your recommendation off to our pals at ESP Japan.

Michael H.

Hi ESP - I already have one E-II Eclipse but really wish you had gone ahead with the black satin, Evertune and the Fishman Fluence pickups... please consider doing this, I promise to buy one!

Carl N.

Hey Michael, thank you for your support and suggestions.  We try and produce as many differently configured instruments as we can to please all of our players but as you can image, every player is different and prefers a differently appointed instrument.  We'll take your suggestions into consideration when planning new models.