Model

E-II HORIZON NT-II

BLUE-PURPLE GRADATION

$2,878.00 $1,799.00 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. if you’re looking for a high-performance guitar that will absolutely stand out from the typical instruments out there, the ESP E-II Horizon NT-II with its Blue-Purple Gradation finish is guaranteed to turn heads with its brilliant gradient color scheme over a quilted maple top. But the great looks of this guitar are only the start of the story. It’s a neck-thru-body shred machine, with a mahogany body, three-piece maple neck, ebony fingerboard with 24 extra-jumbo frets, and high-end components like a bone nut, Schaller straplock, Gotoh locking tuners, and a Gotoh TOM bridge and tailpiece with string-thru-body design. The sound of the E-II Horizon NT-II comes from a pair of EMG 66 (neck) and EMG 57 (bridge) active pickups. Includes ESP hardshell form-fitting case.

Specifications
Construction
Neck-Thru
Scale
25.5"
Body
Mahogany
Top
Quilted Maple
Neck
3Pc Maple
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Radius
305mm
Finish
BLUE-PURPLE GRADATION
Nut Width
42mm
Nut Type
Bone
Neck Contour
Thin U
Frets/Type
24 XJ
Hardware Color
Black Nickel
Strap Button
Schaller Straplock
Tuners
Gotoh Locking
Bridge
Gotoh TOM & Tailpiece
Neck PU
EMG 66
Bridge PU
EMG 57
Electronics
Active
Electronics Layout
Vol/Tone/Toggle Switch
Strings
Elixir Nanoweb Light (.010/.013/.017/.026/.036/.046)
Case
Case Included
Y
Prices and specifications subject to change.
Comments
Chris H.

What’s the wait time for my dealer to get one of these for me? I use Sweetwater and they have to order it or see if Esp has it in stock. 

RolanTHUNDER

Hi. What's the recommended retail price for this beautiful guitar?

Todd B. ESP

Hi Rolan, 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. Here is a link to our distributor page: https://www.espguitars.com/locations?categories=intl-distributors

RolanTHUNDER

Wow that is a looker indeed! Very cool gradation to the finish and an even cooler colour combo! Not to mention the 57/66 pickup combo - that must be so tuneful.

Todd B. ESP

Hi Rolan, thanks for your comments!

Gonzalo G.

This guitar with purple changed to black and blue changed to red would be awesome. Could it be possible?

Anthony C.

Or maybe it was Use black instead of purple and use red instead of blue. That was my idea when I was looking at it

Todd B. ESP

Hi Gonzalo, that would be difficult to have so many colors, but I'm sure it's possible. But how would it look? It's hard to make the transition for that many colors in such a small area. But thanks for the suggestion!

Jiří H.

Why are there active pickups? Passive pickups are better.

Havoc

As someone who has worked with 81 based sets and the 57/66 sets - what Todd says is quite true. Try them out at your local guitar shop - they're really pretty amazing.

The 81s do nail what they do very well, but are a bit of a one trick pony. The 57/66 are far more versatile while still retaining almost all the "bite" the 81/85/60 do.

Mark A.

I was wondering the same,I want active pickups on mine!

Todd B. ESP

Hi Mark, These pickups are active, but they're not the same as a traditional EMG 81/60 set.

Todd B. ESP

Hi Jiri,

Thanks for your comments. We try to offer various selections of models with active and passive pickups although it's impossible to make every guitar perfect for every player. If you haven't heard these EMG 57/66 pickups, I suggest you try them. They have a very nice sound and sound much cleaner than your typical EMG 81.