Babymetal is the sensational Japanese band made up of three young ladies… Suzuka Nakamoto (“Su-metal”), Yui Mizuno (“Yuimetal”), and Moa Kikuchi (“Moametal”). But its their live backing band, collectively known as the “Kami Band” — “Kami” meaning “God” in Japanese, if that gives you an idea of their talent — that includes several ESP players who make up some of the finest players in the Japanese metal scene. In appreciation for ESP’s relationship with Babymetal and the Kami Band, we’re introduced the limited-edition ESP E-II Arrow-7 Babymetal. The guitar is a 7-string model based on the E-II Arrow-7 style, but with some killer extra touches, like the red finish on the body bevels. It’s a neck-thru-body design with an alder body, a three-piece maple neck, and an ebony fingerboard with 24 extra-jumbo frets. Its high-end components include Schaller straplocks, Gotoh locking tuners, and a Floyd Rose Original bridge. The Arrow-7 Babymetal’s tone is powered with a set of active EMG 707 and EMG 81-7 pickups. As a special limited-edition guitar, the ESP E-II Arrow-7 Babymetal is available via special order only through your authorized ESP dealer. A special hard case and Certificate of Authenticity are included.

EMG 707
The 707 has been leading the pack of 7-string guitar pickups since its debut in 2001. The EMG 707 eliminated the problem of a muddy low B string that often lacked rich harmonic character and definition. Featuring Alnico V loaded, wide aperture coils, EMG was able to beef up the Low B string tone while maintaining a balanced and articulate upper register. This provided the responsive and tight sound seven string players grew to love. Whether you are ringing out Opeth-style jazz chords or playing palm muted death chugs, these pickups will articulate every note, chord, and harmonic you ask of them. Used equally in the bridge and neck positions, these pickups will forever change how you hear and play your 7-string guitar.

EMG 81-7H
Based off the popular EMG 81, the 81-7H utilizes powerful ceramic magnets and close aperture coils to produce a detailed tone with incredible amounts of high end cut, and fluid sustain. Traditionally used in the bridge position of your seven string guitar, this humbucker pickup will make your leads slice right through even the densest mix.

ESP Company, Limited is a Japanese guitar manufacturer, primarily focused on the production of electric guitars and basses. They are based in both Tokyo, Japan and Los Angeles, California, United States, with two distinct product lines for each respective market. ESP Company manufactures instruments under several names, including “ESP Standard”, “ESP Custom Shop”, “LTD Guitars and Basses”, “Navigator”, “Edwards Guitar and Basses”, and “Grassroots”.