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 Tiger Eye 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...
Acclaimed Knives

Thank you Todd, for always answering my questions! Glad to hear that the coil splittable version offers the best of both worlds and can save me money. 

Todd B. ESP

Happy to help!

Acclaimed Knives

Thank you very much for your reply. Does your answer apply generally to all pickups that have "regular" and coil splittable versions? 

Todd B. ESP

Hi, Yes that is correct.

Acclaimed Knives

Hello, I've noticed that some of your models have "regular" EMG 57 and EMG 66 pickups, while this model has EMG 57TW and EMG 66TW pickups with coil splitting.

My question is the following: if I choose NOT to utilize/activate the coil splitting option/feature with the TW pickups, will the TW pickups in "unactivated mode" sound just like the "regular" pickups? Meaning essentially, that if you have the TW set it makes it pointless to buy the "regular" set since the TW set can sound just like them when they are in the "unactivated mode"?

Or does it sound different from the "regular" pickups, even in "unactivated mode"?

Todd B. ESP

Hi, These pickups are the same as the regular versions, only they offer the ability to split the humbucker to a single coil. So you are right that in the default mode they will have the same sound as a regular 57/66 set.

Tony T.

I had this specific model on order and got a delivery date today of 31st December 2021!!!!!!!

I’ve cancelled the order now... surely it doesn’t take 11.5 months to deliver a guitar?!?

Todd B. ESP

Hi Tony, Very sorry to hear this. Thanks for letting us know your concern.Unfortunately there are some heavily backordered items including some of these newly released models. If you change your mind please check back with us or your dealer later. Sorry we couldn't deliver your request sooner. If you have any other questions please contact our customer service dept at customerservice@espguitars.com


Thanks Todd. I’ve just it up again. Apparently the distributor had looked up the wrong model. The tigers eye is available in a lefty, but they say the lead time for delivery is up to 12 months! Guess I’ll have to be patient

Todd B. ESP

Hi Thorne, Glad you found this out, sorry about the wait time. Hopefully it won't be that long but it should be worth the wait.

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