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 ESP E-II M-II-7 NT Hipshot is a 7-string guitar that’s a masterpiece of sight and sound with its spalted maple top over a mahogany body in a Dark Brown Natural Burst finish and amazing masked binding. Its three-piece maple neck is set-thru for smooth access to the highest frets. This guitar offers all of the upscale components you want, like a bone nut, Schaller straplock, Gotoh tuners, and a Hipshot bridge with string-thru-body design. This guitar’s sound is driven by a pair of Bare Knuckle Warpig 7ST high-output pickups mounted directly to the guitar’s body for amazing tone flexibility with smooth high end and monstrous low and midrange response.
Brutality with clarity: The Warpig is an extremely high output humbucker with a raw, guttural tone and smooth high-end available in two formats to fine-tune the response.
The Warpig humbucker was originally conceived as an all-out extreme metal humbucker capable of seriously dark and saturated tones. However it soon found uses as diverse as jazz and fusion establishing itself as a major player in the Bare Knuckle range.
The twin screw coil design produces an even and controlled treble response, working well with intense levels of gain. Bass and mid-range response is monstrous and the different magnet options allow for the tone to be further refined to taste.
The default Alnico V magnet creates the smoothest high-end with a totally organic mid range grind and deep bottom-end. For players looking for even more output, the ceramic magnet option delivers faster bass reaction, smoother mids and a sharper cut in the highs.
Built in Japan by ESP’s luthiers, the ESP E-II Series represents a new standard in high-quality guitars and basses. ESP E-II bridges the gap between our premium ESP and LTD models, with great looks, sound, and craftsmanship built into each instrument.
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”. www.espguitars.com