Model

E-II ECLIPSE DB

VINTAGE BLACK

$1,799.00 with case

The ESP E-II Eclipse DB is inarguably one of the coolest-looking guitars in the entire ESP offering. It starts with a great combination of Vintage Black finish and age-yellowed multi-binding with gold hardware. But the E-II Eclipse DB is more than a killer-looking instrument; it's also one of our finest-playing guitars. Powered by a set of EMG 60 (neck) and EMG 81 (bridge) pickups, it's ready for everything from deep and contemplative sounds to the most screaming, aggressive tones imaginable. A set-neck design, it's easy to get quickly up to the highest frets. It features a mahogany body with maple cap, a one=piece mahogany neck, and an ebony fingerboard with 22 extra-jumbo frets. The E-II Eclipse DB includes high-end components like Schaller Straplocks, Gotoh locking tuners, and a Gotoh TOM bridge and tailpiece. Like all instruments in our E-II Series, the Eclipse DB is made in Japan at ESP’s Tokyo factory. Includes hardshell case.

(U.S. Only)
Specifications
Construction
Set-Neck
Scale
24.75"
Body
Mahogany
Top
Maple
Neck
1Pc Mahogany
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Radius
305mm
Finish
VINTAGE BLACK
Nut Width
42mm
Nut Type
Bone
Neck Contour
Thin U
Frets/Type
22 XJ
Hardware Color
Gold
Strap Button
Schaller Straplock
Tuners
Gotoh Locking
Bridge
Gotoh TOM & Tailpiece
Neck PU
EMG 60
Bridge PU
EMG 81
Electronics
Active
Electronics Layout
Vol/Vol/Tone/Toggle Switch
Strings
Elixir Nanoweb Light (.010/.013/.017/.026/.036/.046)
Case
EC GUITAR FORM FIT CASE
Case Included
Y
Prices and specifications subject to change.
Comments
Steven P.

Hi Todd, 

 

Any plans to release the VB with the full access heel joint or the coil split EMGs? Love the look of the guitar, but it'd be awesome to have these features available in the future versions. Vintage look, modern features.

 

Thanks!

Todd B. ESP

Hi Steven, You make some great points and I agree with you. However I don't think that we will change this model to set thru heel joint at this time. Split coil EMG's might be used in more models soon. Have you tried the new EMG 57/66 TW set?

EM

Hi, also seriously considering buying as well. But none of the shops around me carry any. If ordered, what are the order lead times for Ontario Canada? Thanks!

Todd B. ESP

Hi EM, You will need to contact your distributor in Canada because we do not ship outside the US. Here is a link to our distributor page: https://www.espguitars.com/locations?categories=intl-distributors    

Alonzo

Hi there,

Seriously considering buying this guitar but I am afraid I will have to do it online having never played it. I did however play the "regular" Eclipse e 2 (the one with the EMG 57TW/66TW pickups) and quite liked it. Was wondering what are the differences between the two guitars? I know the pickups are different, but I can't quite understand what difference that actually makes. Would love if any of the pros here can explain that to me, also what are differences are there between the two guitars, and mainly how they affect playability and sound. Thanks!

Todd B. ESP

Hi Alonzo, The only difference are the pickups, the neck joint (SET NECK on this DB one compared to SET THRU on the regular Eclipse with Blue Natural Fade. This Vintage black version has binding on the top and back of body so it has the traditional heel shape. If you are looking for more of a modern and progressive guitar, then I would say go with the one in Blue Natural Fade or any others with the Set Thru heel. If you don't play  much past the neck joint area, then it doesn't really matter about the neck joint. THE EMG 57/66-TW pickups are more versatile compared to the 81/60 set (more organic sounding & have the ability to split to single coils). All the other differences are visual like the color and body top and hardware color.

Nick M.

What year did this exact model come out in black and gold? I'm seeing a lot of different years of this guitar which one is this?

Todd B. ESP

Hi Nick, We've been offering this model since 2014.

Julián B.

Hola, adquirí una guitarra eclipse E II DB vintage negro y el sonido es increíble, pero las cuerdas están muy altas y si ajusto el alma o el puente, se presentan muchos trasteos. 

 

Esto es normal o la guitarra debe poderse ajustar a una altura de cuerdas más cómoda?

Todd B. ESP

Hello, It sounds like your neck may need to be adjusted. We recommend you take your instrument to a qualified guitar tech to perform an initial setup. Most likely if your strings are high that means that the neck has "bowed" and may need to be adjusted straighter which will bring the string height lower without adjusting the bridge. If you need more help please contact our customer service team at their email:  customerservice@espguitars.com . Or if you live outside the USA contact your dealer or distributor for more help.

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