Model

E-II HORIZON FR-7

BLACK TURQUOISE BURST

$2,099.00 with case

Formerly called “ESP Standard”, all ESP E-II instruments are created at our ESP factory in Tokyo, Japan, and are designed for professional players who accept no compromises in tone, feel, or reliability for their guitars and basses. The ESP E-II Horizon FR-7 is a 7-string guitar equipped with an original Floyd Rose tremolo, and offers a brilliant quilted maple top with a Black Turquoise Burst finish with white binding on its body, neck, and headstock. Beyond its great looks, the E-II Horizon FR-7 is an amazing instrument that features a mahogany body with set-thru construction for its three-piece maple neck. It offers an ebony fingerboard with 24 extra-jumbo frets, and high-quality components including a Schaller straplock, Gotoh locking tuners, and a set of EMG 66-7H (neck) and EMG 57-7H (bridge) active pickups mounted directly to the guitar’s body. Includes ESP hardshell form-fitting case.

Specifications
Construction
Set-Thru
Scale
25.5"
Body
Mahogany
Top
Quilted Maple
Neck
3Pc Maple
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Radius
305mm
Finish
BLACK TURQOISE BURST
Nut Width
48mm
Nut Type
Locking
Neck Contour
Thin U
Frets/Type
24 XJ
Hardware Color
Black
Strap Button
Schaller Straplock
Tuners
Gotoh Locking
Bridge
Floyd Rose Original
Neck PU
EMG 66-7H
Bridge PU
EMG 57-7H
Electronics
Active
Electronics Layout
Vol/Tone/Toggle Switch
Strings
Elixir Nanoweb Super Light (.009/.011/.016/.024/.032/.042/.056)
Case
MH GUITAR FORM FIT CASE
Case Included
Y
Prices and specifications subject to change.
Comments
Rahtchee

had this guitar for lil over a 2 months. Let me just say. This guitar performs very well.  Its fast, has killer sound and stays in tune. Plus, it looks killer on stage.  This guitar kicks ass. 

Dave Sevenstrings

Had this guitar for about 8 months now, Plays killer but now seems to be a dead spot developing at the 5th fret. Gonna have to bring in to pro to see if the frets are lifting or whats causing the issue. Shouldn't really be having that happen with something so new. (My other ESP guitars in the same room still play flawlessly)

All in all still a fantastic guitar and was worth the 2 month wait to receive it. Those who plan to use this strictly for metal may want to swap the stock pickup to an EMG81 or equivalent. The stock one is more suited to all around play, and sounds great if you plan to do clean guitar parts. Any body who is on the fence about this guitar should go for it. You will love it.

Todd B. ESP

Hey Dave,  Thanks for sharing your comments here and thank you for giving this guitar a good review. Hope you are able to figure out the dead spots. Could be related to a few things, so that's a good idea to take it to a pro builder or repair person to have it evaluated. I've seen things like this develop from changes in the neck bow, fret wear, string wear. Great to hear your suggestion on the pickups. The classic EMG 81 is always great for pure metal tones while the newer 57/66 sets will appeal to both metal / rock and clean tones.

Christopher  A.

I am so in love with the finish that I've almost ordered this guitar twice. I'm just not a fan of Floyd Rose Bridges. Any chance of this finish ending up on an e2 Eclipse model? Hell, I'd even take an e2 horizon in this finish and without the Floyd. 

Todd B. ESP

Hi Christopher, Thanks for letting us know what you're looking for. It's certainly possible that we may offer a different model in this color but not currently. However we take all our customer feedback and use it so thanks again for your suggestions.

CountGore

Just got mine today. Really beautiful guitar. But on the right horn there is a discolor in the binding. It's seems like it's a dark brown  grain in the wood, but it's really noticable. Is that supposed  to be there?

The binding looks like bright maple with clear coat/finish. The guitar was sealed from the factory when i got it.

Todd B. ESP

Hi CountGore, Yes that is natural wood grain. It is normal to have grain such as this show up when there is no color over the wood.

Rahtchee

I jus just got mine.  And man let me just say this guitar is incredible.  Plays so good and is fast af. Only grip I have is there is a line down the middle of the body.  Where they joined the body together.  Is this typical on all these models or is it just the one I have?

Todd B. ESP

Hi Rahtchee , Thanks for your comments and review. Glad to hear you like the guitar. Yes it is common for the glue lines to show on guitars. Whenever 2 or more pieces of wood are joined together and glued and painted over, every material is susceptible to changing temperature and humidity, etc. So it is normal to see the wood grain or joint lines under the paint. It's not anything to be worried about.

Rahtchee

Thank you. 

Todd B. ESP

Hi Rahtchee, You're welcome. Thanks for your comments and questions.

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