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
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.

Raveeh

Hey! E-II guitars are truly some of the most beautiful guitars with prettymuch the highest quality on the planet. But theres something missing! More and more manufacturers are starting to use stainless steel frets on their higher end guitars. They are just superior since their fretjob lasts far longer than nickel could imagine. Is E-II line ever going to see the upgrade to them?

Todd B. ESP

HI Raveeh, Thanks for your comments. It's quite possible certainly and I appreciate you bringing this up.

Rahtchee

Hello. I am thinking of buying this beautiful guitar through sweetwater.  They  offer free setup and tuning of any guitar above $299. So, my question is. 

Do you guys trust sweetwater to setup a guitar such as the fr7 or should I just bring it to my local guy whom I already trust. 

Thanks, richy.

Nathan M.

I've bought two guitars from Sweetwater and paid for the Plek setup on both. From those two, it was totally worth it. It's amazing being able to just play a FR guitar right out of the box without dealing with a re-string/setup. That said, I don't think I'd PAY for a setup from them without the Plek treatment. Any of the Korean/USA/Japanese ESP play amazing right from the factory. The value would be if you wanted a different gauge string (or Plek). 

Free is free though. Go for it!

Todd B. ESP

Thanks for your input Nathan! Glad to hear about your experience.

Todd B. ESP

Hi Rahtchee, First of all sorry for this late reply. I see from another user's comment that Sweetwater does an excellent setup job. I would absolutely trust Sweetwater to perform a setup on your instrument. They have great service techs at their facility so it's a great service they offer.

Rahtchee

Thanks to you both. I appreciate the input. 

Todd B. ESP

You're welcome.

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