with case
(U.S. Only)

Available in classy See Thru Black Cherry Sunburst and Tiger Eye Sunburst finishes, the E-II Horizon FR-II is a guitar designed to handle literally any kind of music with serious professional results for recording and live performance. 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. The E-II Horizon FR-II offers neck-thru-body construction with a mahogany body and arched quilted maple top, and a three-piece maple neck that features an ebony fingerboard with 24 extra-jumbo frets and offset block inlays, and a satin finish on the back for super smooth playability. This guitar offers high-end components that include a Floyd Rose Original bridge, Gotoh locking tuners, and Dunlop locking strap buttons. Pickups on the E-II Horizon FR-II are EMG 66TW (neck) and EMG 57TW (bridge), both with Brushed Black Chrome covers and coil splitting with push-pull controls. Includes an ESP hardshell form-fitting case.

Construction Neck-Thru
Scale 25.5"
Body Mahogany
Top Quilted Maple
Neck 3Pc Maple
Fingerboard Ebony
Fingerboard Radius 305mm
Finish See Thru Black Cherry Sunburst
Nut Width 42mm
Nut Type Locking
Neck Contour Thin U
Frets/Type 24 XJ
Hardware Color Black
Strap Button Dunlop Locking
Tuners Gotoh Locking
Bridge Floyd Rose Original
Neck PU EMG 66TW Brushed Black Chrome *(Pull Vol for split)
Bridge PU EMG 57TW Brushed Black Chrome *(Pull Tone for split)
Electronics Layout Volume(Push/Pull)/Tone(Push/Pull)/Toggle Switch
Strings Elixir Nanoweb Super Light (.009/.011/.016/.024/.032/.042)
Case Included Y
ESP E-II Horizon FR-II Demo by Tsuyoshi Hayashi

ESP E-II Horizon FR-II Demo by Tsuyoshi Hayashi

Shredder Tsuyoshi Hayashi rips it up in this demo of the ESP E-II Horizon FR-II. This is a guitar designed to handle literally any kind of music with serious professional results for recording and live performance. Formerly...
Aidan H.

Bit random but is the E-ii logo an inlay or decal, thinking of getting one of these and refinishing it, just curious haha


Todd B. ESP

Hi, this logo is considered an overlay. There are no inlays used on our headstocks for production models. This logo sits above the base coat but under the top coat.

Michael W

very nice. is it gloss or satin?

Todd B. ESP

This is gloss. All our finishes will be gloss unless noted as satin.

Tom Cline

Wow.....I gotta get myself one of these. I was hoping to see this model all white, all chrome hardware. Maybe next year. \m/

Todd B. ESP

Hi Tom, thanks for your comments and suggestions. That sounds pretty cool.

Tom Cline

Something like this but with a chrome pickup as well. 

Nicolas G.


When will These new models be available ? 
The See thru Black cherry sunburst still rare at this moment.


Todd B. ESP

Hi, These are all newly released for this year and will be a few months before they are available in stores (Approximately March-April). Please contact your local dealer or distributor if you live outside the USA for their scheduled ETA.

Toni M.

You know that this model and a bunch of other models aint new right? They have been available for purchase since 2015 and so has his one. 

Todd B. ESP

Hi Toni, you're not wrong. We have offered a few of these colors in the past, but we have updated the pickups and features and brought back a few colors that we haven't offered in a while, now in a new configuration.

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