I have a 2018 ESP E-II Horizon in Blue to Purple graduation with it’s hardshell case.
Conditionally this one is an immaculate case queen and easy to describe. Upon my scrutiny i can find no dings or area’s of playwear.
There is no buckle rash or worming or dings. And superficial surface swirling will be absolutely minimal here, showing faint scattered traces of that but no patterns or formed sheen of that. The neck similarly looks excellent showing no playwear or any fretwear. The setup plays like an ESP should, with a nice low action with no buzzing and a level easy to play feel. The electronics works as they should, the hardshell case has a few external surface scuffs and a long surface scratch but still is in excellent condition.
I will rate this one a 9.75/10 and grade as excellent. There could be as always a micro mark or sign of use that i miss, but overall this one is the higher level of excellent that i see in a used guitar. I estimate it has seen about no more than 15 hours of playtime and definitely looks like it was cased when not in use as the gloss finish and hardware look lustrous and like new.
As for the guitar the tone is chunky and powerful with good mids and it has the clarity and note distinction that you get from an ebony fretboard. That is a key component to great clarity. This version has active EMG pickups. It’s a high gain dream guitar.
The Horizon is my opinion is the perfect ergonomic shape and just flat at looks cool It’s a versatile guitar that can play whatever your hands desire, but i have found they particularly excel at bringing articulation and clarity to heavier styles of music. They are really good at cleaning up heavy distorted amps and getting focus and clarity out of high gain.
NOTE that currently Sales Tax will be charged in most states and Reverb has opted to cancel the External website that allowed for Tax free checkout. This was very popular and is missed. To those inquiring about any Tax free options. Because of this i am also selling on my shop on a social media FB page. You can find info on my Reverb Shop profile page here. But i cannot steer and guide you to there out of respect and compliance to Reverb. If you want a guitar on Reverb you have most likely will pay state sales tax so factor that into your purchase.
I will immaculately pack it as well. I use quality shipping boxes, ample tape on all sides. And sufficient bubble wrap filler and bracing inside the box. And always Marked/denoted as fragile. I generally detune guitars 1/2 half step prior to shipment as well if needed.
Thank you for reading and considering!