An ESP E-II Axe for the Modern Metal Guitarist
If you want a roaring metal axe with a touch of modern charm, then shoulder the ESP E-II M-1 NT electric guitar. This axe boasts a sharp-looking modern alder body in a comfortable M-I body shape, a maple neck in neck-through construction for greater sustain and transfer of sound, and a classically edgy EMG 81 humbucker in the bridge position. This ESP LTD's smooth and silky ebony fingerboard affords a wide tonal reach via 24 XJ frets for your fingers to tear up. Fire this guitar up and feel the fury flow from your amp.
ESP's E-II Series
ESP E-II series guitars are built in Japan by ESP's renowned luthiers. Each axe closes the gap between the premium ESP and LTD models, giving your playing experience a more custom-built feel. Tighter action, faster necks, powerful output, greater articulation, and sleeker modern looks all make their way to your fingers in classic ESP fashion.
Sleek and Comfy Alder Body
Your ESP E-II M1 NT features a sleek alder body in a modern M-I body shape. The double cutaway gives your fingers access over and under -- depending on your shredding style -- the fretboard to reach those higher frets, and a beveled cut on the top of the back makes for a cozy fit against your front. Alder has a well-balanced and full-bodied sound with a slight push on the mids and lows.
Maple Neck with Ebony Fingerboard
Maple is a great tonewood for necks -- it yields a nice snap when you hit your axe hard. If you bring up the high frequency range on your amplifier's EQ control, you'll get a rounded brightness that cuts though the mix -- great for solos and licks. Your fingers also have a smooth ebony fingerboard at their disposal, and all 24 XJ frets on this appendage boast a comfortable and tight action.
By holding this guitar in one hand, you'll sense a solid "one piece" feel to it. That's due to this ESP's neck-through-body construction. This type of design makes for a sturdy feel during your performance. It also yields a seamless transfer of sound from your fingers through to the body, which will also boost sustain. If you want to push the gain and get some awesome feedback, this axe's neck through body design will deliver.
EMG 81 Bridge Humbucker
That classic EMG 81 sound is what this guitar is all about. Kerry King from Slayer, James Hetfield from Metallica, and Zakk Wylde from Ozzy Osbourne are just a few axe-slingers among many who have pushed the EMG 81 to the max as pioneers of metal and thrash over the decades. Don't let the simple single volume control throw you; many guitarists neglect the dynamic reach their axe's can achieve by simply lowering their volume controls for rhythmic parts and cranking up the decibels when it's time for some serious shredding. One EMG 81 is all you need to rock!
- ESP E-II M1 NT solidbody electric guitar
- Alder body in M-I body shape
- Maple neck in Thin U contour
- Buttery ebony fingerboard
- Neck through construction
- 24 XJ frets
- Active EMG 81 bridge humbucker
- One volume control
- Black hardware
- Gotoh locking tuners
- Gotoh Tune-O-Matic bridge
- Hardshell case included
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