ESP E-II M-2 FM Electric Guitar

Feature: What it does:
Alder body Light weight with a wide tonal range
Flamed maple top Premium wood grain with bright, projecting tone
EMG 81 active humbucking pickups High-output rail magnet; balanced and focused tone
Thin U-shaped neck Slim shape with fast, easy-to-play feel
Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
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Shipping Weight: 25.5 lbs
Shipping Dimensions: 54 x 19 x 5 in
Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): EIIM2FMSTBLK
If you have additional warranty questions, please contact the manufacturer at 800-423-8388
(5 ratings)
Submitted June 8, 2015 by Jim Rodgers in Milford, OH
"Exceptional Shred Monster"
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I own quite a few real ESP Custom Shop guitars; I was hesitant about buying this based on the E-II logo and concern over it being more along the lines of typical LTD models. Based on the price, I assumed the quality was better than typical. I use EMGs in all of my guitars for consistency and I need a Floyd Rose; so this was really in line with what I wanted. I took the chance and it's a MONSTER shred machine. Right out of the box, it was set up exceptionally well and even in tune. The finish is exceptional. The neck thru construction is great. I would have preferred if it had an EMG 81/85 mix - but not a huge deal overall. The only thing to consider is that with the EMG 81s, it's pretty much high gain, high output at all times -- making anything less than hard rock / metal a little more difficult since it doesn't clean up that well; at least compared to an EMG 85 in the bridge. I also play in a 70s classic rock band where we play the tunes a bit heavier than the originals and this guitar is a bit hard to use for that since it's full on scream and little else.
Musical Background:
Professional musician, 30+ years
Musical Style:
Original Hard Rock, 80s Big Hair Covers, 70s Rock Covers
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