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ESP LTD Standard Eclipse II Electric Guitar (with Case), Snow White, Blemished

Strap on, plug in, and rock out with the ESP Standard Eclipse II. Dual active humbuckers and a set neck give the ESP Standard Eclipse II serious rock power. (23) Read 4 reviews for this product | Rate and review this product
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What's special about this product?
Features: What it does for you:
EMG 60 and EMG 81 pickup complement Active humbuckers for warm & hot response
Gotoh Magnum locking tuners High ratio, firm tuning stability
Set-neck construction Solid joinery for great sustain and feel
Seymour Duncan JB pickup Hotter output and smooth, vintage feel

Product Description

The ESP LTD Standard Eclipse II is a guitar built to deliver the sounds of today's metal music. With this guitar, ESP has taken a classic shape into the modern age with features to increase playability and output.

Made for Metal: Fast Neck and EMG Pickups

For modern metal guitarists, versatility is more important than ever. The Eclipse II is equipped to accompany any type of guitarist into battle. Supercharge your drop-tune chugging rhythms through the guitar's EMG-81 and EMG-80 pickups. Sweep-pickers and shredders will appreciate the neck's thin U-shape, which gives fretting hands the ability to cover much more of the fingerboard. Screaming bends on the 22nd fret are supported by the Eclipse II's deep cutaway.

The Active Advantage

The engine behind the Eclipse II's ferocity is its pickups: an EMG 81 (bridge) and EMG 60 (neck). Active pickups are highly regarded by metal guitarists for responding well to high-gain tones.The boost these active pickups provide ensure your solos will be heard loud and clear over the mix. This particular pair of EMGs are known for reducing buzz even on high-volume, high-gain settings. Playing with a clean tone highlights the pickups' natural and clear sound.

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As one of ESP's top-shelf models, the Eclipse II boasts several unique features. Each finish is capped with binding around the body, neck, and headstock. Gotoh Magnum Lock tuners and a Gotoh Tune-O-Matic bridge and tailpiece help to ensure the Eclipse II stays in tune regardless of how hard you thrash or how low you tune.

Features:

- Mahogany body
- Carved maple top
- 24-3/4" scale mahogany neck
- 22 extra jumbo frets
- Thin U-shaped neck contour for playing comfort
- Rosewood or ebony fretboard (depends on finish choice)
- High output EMG-81 (bridge) and EMG-60 (neck) active humbuckers (Silver Sparkle finish has Duncan JB and '59 passive humbucker pickups)
- Gotoh Magnum Lock tuners ensure you stay in tune
- Gotoh Tune-O-Matic bridge
- 42mm bone nut

With its active pickups and sleek appointments, the Eclipse II looks and sounds the part of a modern metal beast.

zZounds is an authorized dealer of ESP products.
- 24.75" Scale

- Mahogany Body

- Maple Top

- Mahogany Neck

- Ebony Fingerboard

- 42 mm Bone Nut

- Thin U Neck Contour

- 22 XJ Frets

- Black nickel, gold, or chrome hardware depending on your choice of finish

- Gotoh Magnum Lock Tuners

- Gotoh TOM bridge & tailpiece

- EMG 81 (B) / 60 (N) Active pickups (Silver Sparkle finish has Duncan JB and '59 passive humbucker pickups)
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-423-8388

Product Description

Ready to ignite your sound with the power of an Eclipse II? Check out the ESP LTD Standard Eclipse II and experience everything that's made this design a favorite of guitarists like James Hetfield of Metallica and Will Adler of Lamb of God. A mahogany body and 3-piece mahogany neck with sturdy set-neck construction provide deep, rich tones with outstanding sustain through the guitar. A pair of active EMG humbuckers (an EMG 81 at the bridge and an EMG 60 at the neck) propel this axe with enough electrifying tone to melt even the most rigid of faces. Other features include sturdy hardware with Gotoh Magnum locking tuners, 22 XJ or extra jumbo frets, and a comfortable 24.75-inch scale length. If you're ready to storm the stage in an onslaught of scorching hard-rock fury, the ESP LTD Standard Eclipse II is an absolutely stellar choice.

Features

- Set-Neck Construction
- 24.75" Scale
- Mahogany Body
- Maple Top
- Mahogany Neck
- Ebony Fingerboard
- 42 mm Bone Nut
- Thin U Neck Contour
- 22 XJ Frets
- Black nickel, gold, or chrome hardware depending on your choice of finish
- Gotoh Magnum Lock Tuners
- Gotoh TOM bridge & tailpiece
- EMG 81 (B) / 60 (N) Active pickups (Silver Sparkle finish has Duncan JB and '59 passive humbucker pickups)
Customer Reviews
4.5 out of 5 (23 ratings) Rate and Review This Product
"ESP will put hair on your chest and make your stones drop"
Sound: When I first brought it home, I noticed the sound was a little weak. Well, since the pickups run on batteries I had to change them. When I opened the backplate I realized why -- the battery was still the original one from Japan! Well, I changed it and the sound is everything I hoped it would be. Finding the right tone was easy, it responds the bass tones pop more, it works well with my wah, whammy and phase shifter pedals and sounds amazing when played clean. The first thing I did when I picked it up in the store was play it without even plugging it into an amp. You can tell you have a quality instrument if it rings out acoustically. And through the noise of people chatting and players trying out other instruments, the thing could still be heard clearly! I was...amazed. Feature: It doesn't have a whammy bar, but I never use one any way. The tuners are locking but because it's an ESP I don't expect it to go out of tune... It comes with two volumn knobs and a tone knob, which allows me to customize my sound and find the best tone for what I'm trying to say with the song I'm playing. It has a three piece neck, ebony fretboard and the body is mahogany with a maple top, perfect for sustaining notes. The mother-of-pearl inlays are also quite stylish. The neck is in a thin-U shape which is good for smaller hands like mine. The body is a singlecut shape like a Les Paul, but instead of being a thick slab of wood, it contours to your body which makes it more comfortable to play. Ease of Use: As mentioned, it has a thin neck which is good for smaller hands. I find myself able to move about the fretboard with ease. The three knobs were kind of a pain to get used to, but once I did I was rocking! Because I have an ear for music and emotion it was easy to find the perfect tone for expressing my thoughts -- no matter what they are. Quality: It's an ESP, meticulously crafted from choice woods by the hands of little old Japanese men and then sent here! How could it not be the best, most precise guitar on the planet? The bridge was a little off and the action too high from the fretboard but that's understandable and I took care of that. There was nothing wrong with the paint job, everything was pristine and beautifully made. I know I can depend on it no matter what get's thrown at it. I had an LTD that stood up to the worst beatings and this this is a hundred times better made. Value: I think the price is perfect. ESP set out to make a damned good guitar with the specifics relating to Zakk Wylde's Grail Les Paul, but they wanted to make it better. That's just what ESP does. They make things better. If Les Pauls are $2,000+ and this thing is LESS, but better quality and more comfortable, then hell yes is it worth it! Manufacturer Support: I have not dealt with the company, but I don't think I'll need to. It comes with a lifetime warranty and I have insurance that does not effect that. I'm set for life. The Wow Factor: This guitar, in vintage black, is damn fine! It looks like solid satin, and that's the only way to describe it. I first saw it advertised in the June 2005 issue of Guitar World magazine, and I saw that it won the "Platinum Award." The more I read, the more I fell in love. I knew I had to have it, for tone, for looks for everything. You're crazy if you think this thing is ugly. Every detail exudes desire. Overall: Basically, in light of everything I wrote, I was looking for the perfect guitar for me. Something that fits my ideas, my physical needs and my love of vintage looking guitars. It is designed after the Les Paul but goes above and beyond the standard settings. When playing anything -- rock, metal, classical, folk, blues, or anything in between -- this thing delivers. And you know that if you pick this thing up, you have the classy look to play any of the styles of music I just listed, but also have the metal crunch you need to make noise like Death scraping his scythe around an ICU ward. Some people may complain that active pickups catch certain noises and squeals, but I think those things add to nuances to player's styles. Happy mistakes that add to the music are what guitarists like Kirk Hammet, Randy Rhoads and others have done to make certain songs perfect. The bottom line is this guitar looks and feels great, and will help you perfectly capture everything that you want say with sounds. If you just want to take your playing to a new high, or want to experiment with sounds, then this guitar will help you every step of the way.
Style of Music: Metal
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Sound: The sound is fat and liquidy when dirty, full and warm when clean. The EMGs repsond to my touch and adds a little extra to it. Sounds great ij all positions, especially neck pick up. i play it thorugh a Line 6 spider valve 2X12. i could do a whole jazz, or metal gig with this guitar Feature: Featuruese are simple . I do not like too many knobs. it has three, 1 tone and 2 volume. Nice nick but can get a litle tight at the top. Plays fast and frets are big Ease of Use: Plays fast and frets are big. Quality: My first all mahogany bodied guitar. I like the different sound of the wood. I love ebony necks. The EMGs milk every drop of wood into and out of the pick ups. Lots of volume and not noisy. Value: Best valuse out there for top level guitars. i have plasyed them all and this is definately top level. Mine was $1900, i [played it for 30 minutes back and forth with a PRS custom 22 ($3500) and i'll take the FR Manufacturer Support: Easy to reach and informative,. The Wow Factor: It looks beautiful . Jet black finish, nickel hardware !!!! Overall: Have owned one brand new since 2009. PRS player for 15 years prior, Les Paul beofre that, strat etc. I'll take the Eclipse hands down. I gi exclusively with the Eclipse because it meets all of my needs both clean and overdriven.
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