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ESP E-II Horizon-III FM Electric Guitar with Case

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Product Description

Like other instruments in the E-II series, the E-II Horizon-III FM guitar is expertly crafted in Japan by ESP luthiers, making the build comparable to more ‘high-end’ ESP guitars. Seymour Duncan SH-2 and SH-14 humbuckers yield a blend of classic and modern tones ideal for virtually any style of music. The Horizon body shape is ultra comfortable and looks great with a flamed maple top on the alder body.

Product Specifications
ESP E-II Horizon-III FM Electric Guitar Specifications
  • Construction: Neck-thru-body
  • Scale: 25.5 inches
  • Body: Alder
  • Top: Flamed Maple
  • Neck: Maple
  • Fingerboard: Ebony
  • Fingerboard Radius: 305mm
  • Nut Width: 42mm
  • Nut Type: Bone
  • Neck Contour: Thin U
  • Frets: 24 XJ
  • Hardware Color: Black
  • Strap Button: Standard
  • Tuners: Gotoh Locking Tuners
  • Bridge: Gotoh TOM Bridge
  • Neck Pickup: Seymour Duncan SH-2
  • Bridge Pickup: Seymour Duncan SH-14
  • Electronics: Passive
  • Controls: Vol/Tone/Toggle Switch
  • Case: CH3FF
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Phone:  800-423-8388 Warranty:  Limited Lifetime Warranty
Joe L
Fantastic Guitar
What is your overall opinion of this product?
My first ESP guitar. I know there is some commotion involved due to the ES-ii labeling. This guitar is top notch however.
What is your opinion of the quality of this product? How does it work for different genres of music?
Solid guitar. Plays fast and feels solid. Great finish and fretwork is well done.
Heavy, fast, chunky? How was the neck? Are the controls easy to get to while playing?
Neck was thinner than I anticipated (not a bad thing). One of my main hangups on guitars is that I am very particular about guitar necks. This wasn't too wide or too thick. Strings felt spaced comfortably apart.
How is the tone? Bright and snappy? Dark and smooth? Were the pickups hot, mellow, thick or thin?
This is my first run in with the Seymour Duncan Custom-5 (bridge pickup). I haven't had a chance to run it through it's paces very much...but so far it's held up fairly well. I play a variety of genres and it cleans up nicely but still can provide a decent crunch if needed.
How did the stain or paint job look?
The finish was flawless. I was slightly concerned that the Reindeer Blue (more like purple) was going to be too bright. Pictures don't do this justice. It's a very dark outer piece that fades in to the purple-ish coloring. Very tasteful and different.
Did you get what you were expecting for the price? How does it compare to similar products in the same price range?
It's hard for me to gauge at this point. I've had several other mid-high end guitars. This is my first ESP. You can debate the ES-ii namesake all you want. I can tell you that the quality is very nice. I haven't found a flaw to complain about. A keeper for me.
How was the action out of the box?
Fast action. Required no adjustment on my part. Surprisingly close to being in tune.
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