with case
(U.S. Only)

Created at the ESP facility in Tokyo, Japan, the ESP E-II Series is our highest-quality factory-produced instrument collection. With the E-II Horizon NT-7B Hipshot, you might have found your dream guitar, as long as you're able to take advantage of its many world-class features. Let's start at the beginning: it's a 7-string baritone guitar built at 27" scale. Downtuning to extreme levels will never be a problem with this professional-caliber instrument. It offers neck-thru-body construction, with all of the benefits of sustain and stability you'd expect. Adding to this is the Hipshot hardtail bridge with string-thru-body design. The guitar's active pickup set includes the EMG 707 (neck) and 81-7 (bridge) for a range of terrific tones from dark and moody to screamingly aggressive for your most brutal rhythms, riffs, and solos. Top-tier components on the E-II Horizon NT-7B Hipshot include a Schaller straplock, Gotoh locking tuners, and a bone nut. Available in Snow White or Black Satin finish.

Construction Neck-Thru
Scale 27" Baritone
Body Alder
Neck 3Pc Maple
Fingerboard Ebony
Fingerboard Radius 305mm
Nut Width 48mm
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 EMG 85-7H
Bridge PU EMG 81-7H
Electronics Active
Electronics Layout Vol/Tone/Toggle Switch
Strings Elixir Nanoweb Super Light (.009/.011/.016/.024/.032/.042/.056)
Case Included Y
James M.

Do these still ship with the EMG “soapbar” style pups, or as the black variant is pictured with “earred” style pups?

Carl N.

These models would come as shown

Miguel G.

I really like the specs of this guitar. Everything I’m looking for my next guitar I think this hits all the right marks for me. The only thing I’d hope to see re-designed would be the position of the tone knob as I feel it’s extremely too close to the upper strings. I know this is probably just a trend in industry because a lot of other guitars are made this way too, but personally I want that all pushed away from the strings/pickups because my hand feels cramped bumping into that while picking. I would rather prefer to have more of a flat surface in that area because in my opinion that’s way more comfortable than having a knob in that spot.

Simon Sludge another ESP guitarist that uses these pretty religiously says the same exact thing I’m talking about. He even has another version that was in a limited run release that I really think should be the standard for this model implemented that way (but having the tone knob relocated somewhere else further away from the strings/pickups.


Carl N.

Thanks for sharing Miguel!

Bastian M.

Just a question, what is the tuning of this is it just b standard or something else?

Thank you in advance.

Carl N.

Hey Bastian, this will be tuned in B standard, you can check out all of our tunings and gauges in our FAQ section.

Dmitry S.

I need that guitar. Where can I order it can smb tell me?

Carl N.

Hey Dmitry, if you're in the U.S. this can be bought directly from our site, otherwise I would recommend reaching out to your local ESP distributor to have one ordered for you.


Chris Cesari

Very nice, the same with six strings and I'm in !

Todd B. ESP

Hi Chris, thanks for that suggestion.

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