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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. With the ESP E-II M-II HT Hipshot, you get all of the tone benefits of a hardtail-style tailpiece with string-thru body design in a beautiful guitar topped in quilted maple with an outstanding Black Turquoise Burst finish. The E-II M-II HT Hipshot also features design details like natural body binding, white binding on the neck and headstock, and black hardware. Its tone is powered by a pair of direct-mounted Bare Knuckle Aftermath Tyger pickups, perfect for modern sounds with accelerated bass response, crushing midrange, and precise high-end articulation. You also get high-quality components including ESP strap locks, Gotoh locking tuners, and a bone nut. Includes ESP hardshell form-fitting case.

Construction Set-Thru
Scale 25.5"
Body Mahogany
Top Quilted Maple
Neck 3Pc Maple
Fingerboard Maple
Fingerboard Radius 305mm
Finish Black Turquoise Burst
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 Hipshot w/ String Thru
Neck PU Bare Knuckle Aftermath Tyger
Bridge PU Bare Knuckle Aftermath Tyger
Electronics Passive
Electronics Layout Volume/Tone/3-Way Switch
Strings Elixir Nanoweb Light (.010/.013/.017/.026/.036/.046)
Case Included Y
Timothy J.

I got one of these a year ago from Sweetwater. Since then it's become the guitar I most frequently use despite owning a number. It's a well built (flaweless actually) guitar, plays with  comfort like an old warn in friend except without the unnecessary wear. I like to get another E-Ii at some point. Brilliant guitars.

Colin Parks ESP Artist

Picking up this as my main touring guitar, alongside an e2 M-II  black natural fade tomorrow!

Incredible guitars, road ready, professional level machines built for the stage and studio.


Will leave the ESP amotts at the studio from here on in, and fly the e2 flag live

Michael S.

I'd love to snatch up this beauty!

Paolo B.

Wonderful guitar
I have a question
What is meant by: Construction set-thru neck?
Is it similar to neck thrut?

Todd B. ESP

Hi, Set neck with a carve similar to a thru neck. If you have any other questions please contact our customer service team at customerservice@espguitars.com

The Impermanent One

The set-thru neck is a set neck, but a longer piece of the neck goes into the body, giving the guitar more of a neck-through feel and tone, however preserving the qualities of a set neck body, or at least as I understand it. I have played this guitar and the heel is carved just like neck-through and you wouldn't notice any difference, but tone-wise it's not as dark sounding as a neck-through. Very clever design.

Alejandra  T.

Can you tell me the price? Please

Carl N.

if you have any questions you may reach out to our customer service team at customerservice@espguitars.com or https://www.espguitars.com/pages/support   

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