ESP E-II Horizon FR - Black

Solidbody Electric Guitar with Alder Body, Maple Top, Maple Neck, Ebony Fingerboard, 2 Humbucking Pickups, and Floyd Rose Bridge/Tailpiece - Black
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Fast Action and Killer Tone - Plus a Floyd Rose!

Primed for aggression, the ESP E-II Horizon FR solidbody electric guitar has what it takes for a lifetime of hard rockin' performance. Your solos will scream with epic sustain, thanks to the neck-through-body construction and breathtaking maple top. And the 25.5" scale length is perfect for down-tuned styles. A pair of Seymour Duncan humbucking pickups gives you the tonal prowess you need to make your amplifier sing - or scream. With lightning-fast playability and undeniable attitude, you can rock your heart out with the ESP E-II Horizon FR solidbody electric guitar.

ESP E-II Horizon FR Solidbody Electric Guitar at a Glance:
  • ESP's Horizon body style is primed for rock
  • A crystal-clear set of Duncans lets every note ring out
  • E-II Series - ESP quality at LTD prices
ESP's Horizon body style is primed for rock

When you want to rock, you can count on ESP's Horizon body style for exceptional sustain and tone-packed performance. The neck-through-body construction gives the E-II Horizon FR impressive sustain while enhancing articulation and clarity. This guitar's 25.5" scale length is perfect for down-tuned playing, giving you a powerful foundation for a wide range of contemporary musical styles, while the thin "U" neck with its buttery ebony fingerboard gives your fingers unimpeachable flyover rights. Sweetwater knows that shredability is important to you, and we're confident that the ESP E-II Horizon FR is the right tool for the job.

A crystal-clear set of Duncans lets every note ring out

Serious guitarists don't hide behind their pickups; they celebrate the kind of clean and clear sound you'll get with an ESP E-II Horizon FR. That's because ESP loaded the E-II Horizon FR with a special set of Seymour Duncan humbucking pickups. This set includes a Duncan Custom 5 TB-14 at the bridge and a Jazz Model SH-2 at the neck. Less distortion from your pickups means you can push your overdrive tones further, making the E-II Horizon FR an ideal axe for classic rock and similar styles.

E-II Series - ESP quality at LTD prices

Bridging the gap between custom shop and mass production guitars, the ESP E-II Series gives you outstanding value in quality Japanese-made guitars. These premium guitars are made in the same factory as ESP guitars by the same luthiers. Based on the most popular ESP models, ESP E-II guitars have the features, playability, and vibe that you want at a great price.

ESP E-II Horizon FR Solidbody Electric Guitar Features:
  • Fast-playing, hard-rocking electric guitar built in Japan by ESP luthiers
  • Sleekly contoured alder body with sustain-enhancing maple top
  • Neck-through-body construction enhances sustain and note definition
  • Floyd Rose Original bridge/tailpiece delivers the vibe with rock-solid tuning stability
  • Seymour Duncan humbucking pickups give you a solid foundation for both classic and modern rock
  • 25.5" scale is perfect for down-tuned playing styles
  • Hardshell case included
The ESP E-II Horizon FR sets a new standard for hard rockin' guitars!

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Tech Specs

Body Type Solidbody
Body Shape Horizon
Left-/Right-handed Right-handed
Number of Strings 6
Body Material Mahogany
Top Material Maple
Color Black
Neck Material Maple, Set-Thru-Neck
Neck Shape Thin U
Fingerboard Material Ebony, 12" Radius
Number of Frets 24 XJ
Scale Length 25.5"
Nut Width 1.65"
Nut Material Locking nut
Bridge/Tailpiece Floyd Rose Original
Tuners Gotoh
Number of Pickups 2
Neck Pickup Seymour Duncan SH-2 Humbucker
Bridge Pickup Seymour Duncan TB-14 Humbucker
Controls 1 x Volume, 1 x Neck Tone, 1 x Bridge Tone, 1 x Toggle Switch
Strings Cleartone, (.009-.042)
Case Included Hardshell
Manufacturer Part Number EIIHORFRBLK

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It's like they read my mind!

I've been a Gibson player through and through for 15 years but after really getting into thrash metal and shred I knew I should be looking elsewhere for Floyd Rose equipped monster. This guitar is absolutely perfect, plays like a dream, has tone and sustain that blows me a way, and the hardware can't be beat. It stays in tune so well in between string changes and gigs. I'll be taking it on it's first tour in about 6 weeks and I am confident it will perform like a boss the whole time. I'll be saving up to buy another at the end of the year because, well - I'm hooked. Gibson, you're great but ESP has it all!
Music background: Rockabilly, Rocksteady, and Thrash Punk.
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