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Built at our ESP factory in Japan, the latest addition to the Richard Z. Kruspe Signature Series comes in the form of the ESP E-II RZK-I Burnt. Its intense look reflects that of its designer, the co-founder of Neue Deutsche Härte (New German Hardness) band Rammstein. The E-II RZK-I BURNT has an amazingly distinctive finish, with heavily-distressed burn markings and gouges over the body top and headstock. Its unique asymmetrical shape offers excellent balance, with a comfortable contoured alder body and a satin-finished maple neck with rosewood fingerboard, 24 extra-jumbo frets, and white neck binding. The E-II RZK-I BURNT is a neck-thru-body design at 25.5” scale, with high-end professional components including Gotoh tuners, ESP strap locks, a Floyd Rose Original tremolo, and a pair of red-covered EMG 81 active pickups for a super aggressive sound.

Construction Neck-Thru
Scale 25.5"
Body Alder
Neck 3Pc Maple
Fingerboard Rosewood
Fingerboard Radius 305mm
Finish Distressed & Burnt
Nut Width 42mm
Nut Type Locking
Neck Contour Thin U
Frets/Type 24 XJ
Hardware Color Chrome
Strap Button ESP Strap Lock
Tuners Gotoh
Bridge Floyd Rose Original
Neck PU EMG 81
Bridge PU EMG 81
Electronics Active
Electronics Layout Volume/Toggle Switch
Strings Elixir Nanoweb Light (.010/.013/.017/.026/.036/.046)
Case Included Y
Alejandro Néstor

Actual price?

Todd B. ESP

If you are within the USA the price is listed on each product page. If you live outside the US, please contact your local distributor or nearest dealer for your pricing and availability. Here is a link to our distributor page: https://www.espguitars.com/locations?categories=intl-distributors   

Jeff B.

I bought this guitar a few months ago from a local shop and the neck and fretwork are just amazing, so smooth. It's a joy to play and of course I love this the distressed look. Love all my ESPs, E-IIs and LTDs.

Carl N.

Thanks for sharing 

Alejandro Néstor


Joël  v.


I've loved this shape for years now, but I just can't afford this. I think that it would help a lot of people if you guys made this shape in the 300-400 range. Is that possible? 

Greetings from Holland

Carl N.

Due to the process involved to produce this instrument we would not be able to make this model within a cheaper line.

Mikulas L.

Can I order custom shop guitar with this body shape?

Carl N.

For custom shop quotes you will need to submit a custom order form to one of our authorized dealers.  You may list RZK-I as the body shape on this form


matt b.

Can I get the  normal esp version of this?

Carl N.

Yes, though since the ESP version is discontinued you would need to place a custom shop order for one, you may receive a quote from your local/preferred ESP dealer

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