Model

E-II M-II NT

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. With the ESP E-II M-II NT 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 NT 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 a Schaller straplock, Gotoh locking tuners, and a bone nut. Includes ESP hardshell form-fitting case.

Specifications
Construction
Set-Thru
Scale
25.5"
Body
Mahogany
Top
Quilted Maple
Neck
3Pc Maple
Fingerboard
Maple
Fingerboard Radius
305mm
Finish
BLACK TURQOISE BURST
Nut Width
42mm
Nut Type
Bone
Neck Contour
Thin U
Frets/Type
24 XJ
Hardware Color
Black
Strap Button
Schaller Straplock
Tuners
Gotoh Locking
Bridge
Hipshot w/ String Thru
Neck PU
Bare Knuckle Aftermath Tyger
Bridge PU
Bare Knuckle Aftermath Tyger
Electronics
Passive
Electronics Layout
Vol/Toggle Switch
Strings
Elixir Nanoweb Light (.010/.013/.017/.026/.036/.046)
Case
MH GUITAR FORM FIT CASE
Case Included
Y
Prices and specifications subject to change.
Reviews and Comments
Jernej P.

Can this handle drop C with stock nut? I mean like 11-52 strings? Or would it need fileing? I cant find a clear answer on that. Deciding on that or on the floyd version.

Carl N.

Anytime you change string gauges, whether going up or down in size, you will need to modify the nut and have the instrument set up properly for that tuning/gauge.

Holden A.

will you guys ever make this in a 7 string model

Carl N.

Hey Holden, we have two seven string M-Series instruments at the moment, unfortunately not in this color though.

JAck R.

why dont you sell bare knuckles on any of the 1000 series ltd guitars I would love to have that option

JP A.

Man I gotta get one, torn between this one & faded black. Would look nice with my Eclipse BB. So curious to hear those Bare Knuckles. Have EMG's in all my ESP's, how do they compare in sound? 

Todd B. ESP

Hi JP, Both guitars look and feel amazing. However, the sound will be different than you are used to with your EMG's. If you prefer EMG or active pickups you may not want the Bare Knuckles, but if you are open to a passive sound, then I think you would like them. The Bare Knuckles are hot and certainly have the ability to cut through with their ceramic magnets so can certainly be used for heavy rock or metal, however there is something about EMG's active tone that is hard to get with a passive pickup. Hopefully that makes sense. I would certainly say you should try one out and see if you like the pickups unless you want to keep that EMG sound.

Will K.

How would I go about buying this exact guitar in a different finish, specifically amber cherry sunburst? UK-based.

Todd B. ESP

Hi Will, We do not offer custom options for our E-II or LTD line. We only build them as you see them, but it's possible we could add a color you are interested in for future product development.

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