with case
(U.S. Only)

With its arched top and premier-quality construction and components, the E-II Horizon NT-II is ready for professional-level stage and studio performances for all kinds of music. 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 NT-II is available in See Thru Black Cherry Sunburst, and features 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 Gotoh locking tuners, a Gotoh TOM bridge and tailpiece, a bone nut, 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 Bone
Neck Contour Thin U
Frets/Type 24 XJ
Hardware Color Black
Strap Button Dunlop Locking
Tuners Gotoh Locking
Bridge Gotoh TOM & Tailpiece
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 Light (.010/.013/.017/.026/.036/.046)
Case Included Y
Toni M.

Also an old model that has been available since 2015. 

Todd B. ESP

Hi Toni, thanks for your comments. Yes this color has been available outside the USA however we have not released it in the USA until this year. Additionally it has been upgraded with 3 new features: Satin back of neck, EMG 57TW/66TW Pickups, and Black Hardware.

Toni M.

No, it was released in 2015 with black hardware already, black back and neck and 57/66 emgs. All esp EIIs have had black hardware since re rebranding from the standard series in 2013.

Kevin S.

My next axe right there, she's gorgeous!

EMG's, satin neck, and no Floyd!

Todd B. ESP

Hi Kevin, Glad you like it! What's not to love!!??

Barry S.

again another Beautiful guitar I’d buy if it had a Floyd Rose bridge... too many HT on 2021 line...

Fernando J.

There is a floyd version of this guitar.


No Stainless Steel frets on E-II?? Wow... I was so lit to get a new E-II HORIZON NT-II. Now I am actually thinking to skip it.

I am a bit confused since E-II is a higher grade product aimed for professionals, but comes without SS frets. I don't want to get into SS vs nickel sound difference discussion, as it's marginal. What you can't deny is durability of SS vs nickel. 

Can someone enlight me on ESP logic here, why new Ltd's have 24 XJ Stainless Steel frets and E-II series don't?

Carl N.

if you have any questions you may reach out to our customer service team at customerservice@espguitars.com or https://www.espguitars.com/pages/support         

Dan G.

If this came in a 7 string baritone version with that Black Cherry finish, I would immediately purchase it.  OOF!

Carl N.

thanks for the insight!

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