ESP USA Horizon-II Guitar, Seymour Duncan Pickups, Ebony Fretboard, Cherry Fade

$ 4099.00

Player’s Perspective

Music Store Live is proud to offer up this ESP USA Horizon-II guitar finished in a beautiful cherry fade finish that reminds me of some of the sunsets I’ve seen here on the beaches of San Diego.

This is an excellent way to get some of the best craftsmanship ESP has to offer in an American-made guitar that is absolutely shred-ready in every way. The Horizon-II is an aggressive and modern design that takes no prisoners in playability or tone. From the top down the guitar is built impeccably. The fretwork allows for nice low action and the bridge gives you seemingly infinite sustain along with immaculate intonation.

The neck is thin and lightning-fast while the fretwork is done with pinpoint accuracy. It’s thin from front to back but yet doesn’t feel like a toothpick in your hands. Upper fret access is scarily easy and just tempting you to utilize all of the high notes you’ve got. It’s a neck designed for a shredder but that will still feel comfortable when you’re trying to grab onto some chord shapes down low, or something like that.

This is a guitar that’s built to rock and to make you sound better doing so. It is primed and ready to let loose!

Manufacturer’s Description

Crafted at our ESP USA facility in Southern California, the USA Horizon-II gives you a premium-quality version of the ESP Horizon with a wide variety of personalization options. It pairs a carved-topped mahogany body with a set-thru three-piece maple neck at 25.5” scale, thin U-shaped for comfort and speed, and includes an ebony fingerboard with 24 extra-jumbo Jescar stainless steel frets and abalone offset block inlays. Its neck and headstock are all fully bound. Like other ESP USA models, the USA Horizon-II is available with optional flamed maple and quilted maple tops and your choice of dozens of gloss and satin translucent finishes to allow the figured wood grain to be highlighted (and plain maple caps for solid color finishes).

We only use the finest components with ESP USA guitar models, and the USA Horizon-II features Sperzel Trim-Lok tuners, a TonePros locking TOM bridge with a string-thru-body design for excellent sustain and resonance, Dunlop strap locks, and a graphite nut. This one comes with Seymour Duncan pickups. The USA Horizon-II includes a high-quality ESP USA form-fitting hardshell case.


Graphite Neck Reinforcement Bars: Get maximum strength and stability from your guitar’s neck, with higher long-term reliability. All ESP USA models are made with two high-strength bars of carbon fiber.

Carved Top w/ Natural Masked Binding: Over a half-inch of beautifully figured maple is carved to our ESP USA Horizon contours, allowing for the natural masked binding to highlight the exquisite top.

Set Thru Neck Joint: ESP USA models that include a set-thru neck joint offer the benefits of classic set-neck construction, but with a modern look and feel that allows for smooth, fast and comfortable access to the guitar’s upper registers.


Our Alnico 2 Pro humbucker pickups will instantly turn your guitar into a true bluesbreaker. The Alnico 2 Pro Humbucker neck uses the soft treble attack and low string pull of an alnico 2 bar magnet, combined with a special vintage output coil wind to create a warm, sweet tone that is smooth and full, with tons of natural sustain. The highs sound thick and really sing, while the lows are warm and buttery, giving you a pickup that is very sensitive to pick attack.

The Alnico 2 Pro bridge humbucker’s highs are articulate and smooth, and the lows are warm and spongy. Combined with a high gain tube amp, the overdriven tone is expressive and soulful. For over 25 years Slash has been the champion of this pickup and used them exclusively on Appetite for Destruction, which has gone on to become the biggest selling debut album of all time.

Hand built in Santa Barbara, CA, the Alnico 2 Pro humbucker pickups use an alnico 2 bar magnet, nickel silver bottom plate, 4-conductor lead wire for multiple wiring options, and are wax potted for squeal free operation.



  • Model: USA Horizon-II
  • Color: Cherry Fade
  • Top: Flame Maple
  • Body: Mahogany


  • Construction: Neck-Thru
  • Fretboard: Ebony
  • Neck Wood: 3-Pc Maple
  • Neck Finish: Gloss
  • Fretboard Radius: 12″ (305mm)
  • Nut Width: 1.65″ (42mm)
  • Nut Type: Bone
  • Neck Contour: Thin U
  • Frets/Type: 24, Extra Jumbo, Stainless Steel
  • Scale: 25.5″
  • Headstock: Matches Top
  • Fretboard and Headstock Binding: White


  • Pickup Set: Seymour Duncan Alnico II Pro Humbuckers
  • Controls: Vol, Tone (push/pull for coil-split), 3-Way Pickup Selector


  • Hardware Color: Black
  • Strap Button: Schaller Straplocks
  • Tuners: Sperzel Trim-Lok
  • Bridge: Tune-O-Matic


  • Case: ESP Deluxe Hardshell
  • Serial #: US22045
  • Instrument Weight: 7 lbs.

Overall Condition

Music Store Live is proud to be an authorized dealer for ESP. This USA Horizon-II is 100% brand new and is being sold with a full manufacturer’s warranty. Photos are of the exact guitar you’ll receive.

Our in-house guitar tech will inspect, test, set up, and clean all of our instruments on site prior to shipping. All of our instruments are guaranteed to be fully functional upon arrival.

Along with our in-stock inventory, we can also order any USA or Custom Shop ESP instrument for you. Feel free to reach out if you’re looking for something you don’t see.