Up for sale, a 2019 ESP E-II Horizon NT-II in showroom clean condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original hardshell case. A sleek, expertly crafted instrument with maple neck through body construction, solid mahogany body wings, and a highly figured carved two-piece quilted maple cap, this E-II Horizon is designed for speed and high gain. Loaded with EMG active pickups with brushed black chrome covers, this ESP features an EMG 57 bridge pickup which has a PAF-esque tonal profile with active circuitry that offers notable headroom and punch. The EMG 66 neck pickup delivers a warm, smooth midrange with expansive lows and clarity in the upper register. Each pickup features discrete coil-splitting capabilities via the push/pull Volume and Tone controls, offering an extending range of tonal options. The guitar weighs 8lbs 6oz, professionally setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with slinky action, accurate intonation, and fresh 10-46 strings.
The maple neck has what ESP describes as a “thin U” profile carve, capped with a bound solid ebony fretboard, measuring .830″ deep at the 1st fret and filling out to .920″ at the 12th. The pristine stock extra jumbo fretwire plays cleanly in every register, and the fretboard has player friendly 12″ (305mm) radius. The scale length is a full 25 1/2″, and the nut measures 1.653″ (42mm) in width. The headstock face echoes the top with a matching Tiger Eye Amber Fade quilted maple veneer, and the original Gotoh locking tuners function flawlessly, with the clear factory plastic still on the gears, a testament to the sparingly little use this guitar has seen since new.
The electronics function as intended, with the EMG pickups coupled to Master Volume and Tone controls with push/pull coil-splitting for each pickup and a three-way pickup selector toggle. The string-through body works in concert with the neck-through design for exceptional resonance and sustain. The Tiger Eye Amber Fade finish highlights the dimensional ripples of quilt figuring on the bookmatched maple top, with deeply carved edges. Aside from faint hints of pick scuffing on the treble side of the pick path, there’s barely a scratch on the entire instrument. The gloss finished neck profile is smooth and pristine.
The original hardshell case is included.