(U.S. Only)

As the lead guitarist of Finnish power metal band Sonata Arctica, Elias Viljanen covers a lot of ground from fluid, melodic leads to uber-progressive riffs and odd-tempo rhythms. The guitar he uses to help create the band's legendary sound is his ESP E-II Signature Series model, the EV-7. It's a very unique seven-string guitar that offers neck-thru-body construction at 25.5" scale, pairing a comfortable alder body to a super fast, extra-thin U-shaped three-piece maple neck, with an ebony fingerboard that offers the band's logo inlays and 24 extra-jumbo frets. It offers the top-tier components you expect from an E-II model, including a Schaller straplock, Gotoh tuners, a Floyd Rose Original bridge, and a pair of outstanding EMG 707 (neck) and EMG 81-7 (bridge) pickups. The E-II EV-7's distinctive look is supplemented with a unique chrome pickguard over its black finish.

Construction Neck-Thru
Scale 25.5"
Body Alder
Neck 3Pc Maple
Fingerboard Ebony
Fingerboard Radius 305mm
Finish Black
Nut Width 48mm
Nut Type Locking
Neck Contour Extra Thin U
Frets/Type 24 XJ
Hardware Color Black
Strap Button Schaller Straplock
Tuners Gotoh
Bridge Floyd Rose Original
Neck PU EMG 707
Bridge PU EMG 81-7
Electronics Active
Electronics Layout Vol/Toggle Switch
Case Included N
Jason P.

Did Elias leave ESP?

Todd B. ESP

Hi Jason, No he has not left ESP.

Jason P.

I thought he did since I can’t see him in the signature series area is there a reason for that?

Todd B. ESP

Hi Jason, We just stopped offering his signature model on our website, but he still plays our guitars.

peter ozahl

i would love to but this guitar    what ab out the cost?  and can i buy it ?

Todd B. ESP

Hi Peter,

If you are within the USA the price is listed on each product page. If you live outside the US, please contact your local distributor or nearest dealer for your pricing. Here is a link to our distributor page: https://www.espguitars.com/locations?categories=intl-distributors