Built at our ESP factory in Japan, the latest addition to the Richard Z. Kruspe Signature Series comes in the form of the ESP E-II RZK-I Burnt. Its intense look reflects that of its designer, the co-founder of Neue Deutsche Härte (New German Hardness) band Rammstein. The E-II RZK-I BURNT has an amazingly distinctive finish, with heavily-distressed burn markings and gouges over the body top and headstock. Its unique asymmetrical shape offers excellent balance, with a comfortable contoured alder body and a satin-finished maple neck with rosewood fingerboard, 24 extra-jumbo frets, and white neck binding. The E-II RZK-I BURNT is a neck-thru-body design at 25.5” scale, with high-end professional components including Gotoh tuners, Schaller straplocks, a Floyd Rose Original tremolo, and a pair of red-covered EMG 81 active pickups for a super aggressive sound.
One of the most popular EMG’s, the 81 is the one that started a revolution. Utilizing powerful ceramic magnets and close aperture coils, the tone was designed with detailed intensity, incredible amounts of high end cut, and fluid sustain. Traditionally used in the bridge position of your guitar, this humbucking pickup will make your leads slice right through even the densest mix. When used in both neck and bridge positions the sound can only be described as blistering.
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