I have an ESP E-II M-II neck thru-body here featuring a quilted maple top and Bare Knuckle pickups. This one is also a lightweight specimen weighing just 6lbs 8 ounces. I will post the specs of it at the bottom of this listing.
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 and the case is in great shape.
I will rate this one a 9.7/10 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 25 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.
This model is a great Super Strat style build with excellent, and sensible high quality specs. Foremost what i like is this is one of the all time great wood combo’s that being Mahogany in the “back” and maple on “top” of both the neck and the body.
Mahogany is warm and open and thick sounding. Maple is dynamic, and punchy with excellent clarity. Together they combine for tonal perfection. Neck thru body design is ideal for this style of guitar and yields excellent sustain and tone transfer. The cherry on top is Bare Knuckle pickups.
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!
Model: E-II M-II NT
Color: Black Turquoise Burst
Top: Quilted Maple
Neck Wood: 3-Pc Maple
Fretboard Radius: 305mm
Nut Width: 42mm
Nut Type: Bone
Neck Contour: Thin U
Frets/Type: 24 XJ
Neck PU: Bare Knuckle Aftermath Tyger
Bridge PU: Bare Knuckle Aftermath Tyger
Electronics Layout: Vol/Toggle Switch
Hardware Color: Black
Strap Button: Schaller Straplock
Tuners: Gotoh Locking
Bridge: Hipshot w/ String Thru