$1,899.00 with case

As one of the best-looking, best-sounding, and highest quality single cutaway guitars ever made, the E-II Eclipse is made in Japan at the ESP factory, and designed for serious players who rely on their guitars for professional-caliber stage and studio work. This guitar offers a collection of top-tier components, like a bone nut, Schaller Straplocks, Gotoh locking tuners, and a Gotoh TOM bridge and tailpiece. Perhaps most impressive is its set of EMG 57TW/66TW set for coil splitting each active pickup with individual push-pull controls on both volume knobs. Built with set-thru construction on a traditional full thickness mahogany body and mahogany neck, the latest version of the E-II Eclipse is available in three styles: a Buckeye burl maple top in Blue Natural Fade finish; a flamed maple top in Black Natural Burst; and a maple-capped Snow White Satin finish. All E-II Eclipse models offer high-end design features like multi-binding on the body, neck, and matching headstock, and include an ESP hardshell case.

Full Thickness Mahogany w/ Maple Cap
Flamed Maple
Fingerboard Radius
Nut Width
Nut Type
Neck Contour
Hardware Color
Black Nickel
Strap Button
Schaller Straplock
Gotoh Locking
Gotoh TOM & Tailpiece
Neck PU
EMG 66TW *(Pull Vol to split)
Bridge PU
EMG 57TW *(Pull Vol to split)
Electronics Layout
Vol(P/P)/Vol(P/P)/Tone/Toggle Switch
Elixir Nanoweb Light (.010/.013/.017/.026/.036/.046)
Case Included
Prices and specifications subject to change.
Paul J.

Probably an impossible question to answer, but it seems all the retailers our out of these.  Any idea when more will be shipped?  Or how much of a back log you guys need to work through?


I have one in stock right now. 

Todd B. ESP

Thanks Chase!

Todd B. ESP

Hey Paul, I see that you got a reply from one dealer, hope you can work out something with them. It's hard to say who has them in stock but you can always contact our sales department directly by calling during business hours and they can help you. Often times we are between shipments and sometimes backordered for certain models so we will fill our oldest dealer orders when we get our next shipment.

Nick K.

FYI that music loft reverb link doesn't work

Renato T.

how is the forearm edge of this model? Is it sharp like the regular E-II Eclipse? I've owned a Japanese Eclipse, but had to sell because the edge was hurting my forearm.

Todd B. ESP

Hi Renato, Thanks for your question. The corner round on this and other E-II Eclipse models is a little tighter than our LTD's. It does make it slightly "sharper" feeling, but I would not say it's excessive as you mentioned. I do know what you are talking about. Some years ago our Eclipse did have a rather sharp edge which could be uncomfortable for some players. Hope this helps.

Renato T.

Thanks Todd B. ESP for the reply. Here is the Eclipse Standard Series MIJ that I used to own from 2011. I miss this guitar in every way. The ebony fretboard, the playability, the "ball-like" fret edge treatment. These Japanese luthiers are very talented. Any chance the lefties will get a left handed version of this E-II full thickness one? I would buy one without a doubt.


Todd B. ESP

Hi Renato, Thanks for your reply. We can't see the image you posted so please check it again if you are able to post it here. Yes our luthiers in Japan at our factory and custom shop are amazing for sure! It's nice to hear that you recognized that talent and can see it in our products. Although there is not a LH version of this guitar available currently, it is quite possible that either we or one of our dealers will do a small run of Lefties if there is enough demand. Thank you for your suggestion.

Renato T.

Hi Todd B. ESP, I updated the image. See if you can see it now. This is a very nice guitar. I couldn't believe how comfortable the neck was, the fit and finish was outstanding. I found my love for ebony fretboards when I played this guitar for the first time. 

On the left side edge close to the control knobs, you can see that the edge angle is very sharp, so the lighting reflects in a concave way. This reflection also happens on the forearm contour, so the geometry is uncomfortable to play. I think you mean the new Eclipses have a smoother forearm contour? (like, convex instead of concave)

Let me know, I would really love to have another Eclipse from Japan

Todd B. ESP

Hi Renato, thanks for posting the photo. Wow, that's a beautiful guitar! I would say that the corner round at the binding corner is slightly softer or less sharp , but we still have the concave shape (the Arch top shape extends down below the height of the binding and then back up to meet the binding). Not sure if that helps but hope so.

victor t.


can you tell me if the neck is one piece of mahogany or three pieces?

Todd B. ESP

Hi Victor, The E-II Eclipse models with mahogany necks are using 1 pc mahogany for the necks.

Matt H.

Any plans for eclipse models with luminlay dots in the future? Would be a great addition to range. 

Todd B. ESP

Hi Matt, Thanks for your suggestions. There are no current plans but we have noted this suggestion as a consideration for the future model releases.

António N.

Does the E-II line have stainless steel frets?

Todd B. ESP

Hi Antonio, No we do not use stainless steel frets for the E-II product line currently.

Nick K.

They need to start using SS frets, they do on the USA lineup, but not the LTD or E-2 series

Guitar players don't wanna spend thousands on guitars with nickel frets anymore, it's a ripoff 

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