6 ESP Guitar Models That Will Make You Drool – 13 Guitars In Total!

Are you a rock guitarists, or metal purist? If so, then this list is for you! We’ve compiled 13 kick ass ESP Guitars models (released fall of 2009). To break this list down for you, it includes the below sweet looking axes. And don’t be mad, I’ve order this list from my personal favorite to least favorite, though your opinion will vary! Without further ado:

  • Eclipse
  • EX, EX Diamond Plate and FX
  • Phoenix-II and Phoenix-II Bass
  • V-II, NV, and V-II
  • STEF-B7
  • Horizon NT-7 and Viper-7

Eclipse-II Vibrato & Eclipse-II FR

ESP joins the vibrato renaissance with Bigsby and Floyd-Rose-equipped Eclipse models. ESP describe the Eclipse-II Vibrato as, “everything you want in a classic rock guitar,” while the Eclipse-II FR is loaded with active EMGs and a Floyd Rose Tremolo system for the hardcore modern rock player.

Eclipse-II Vibrato

ESP Guitars Eclipse-II Vibrato

Specs:

  • Set Neck
  • 24.75” Scale
  • Mahogany Body
  • Maple Top
  • Mahogany Neck
  • Ebony Fingerboard
  • 42mm Bone Nut
  • Thin U Neck Contour
  • 22 XJ Frets
  • Gold Hardware
  • Gotoh Magnum Lock Tuners
  • Gotoh TOM Bridge
  • Bigsby B7 Vibrato
  • Seymour Duncan JB (B) / 59 (N) p.u.
  • Finish: VB

Eclipse-II FR

ESP Eclipse-II FR

Specs:

  • Set Neck
  • 24.75” Scale
  • Mahogany Body
  • Maple Top
  • Mahogany Neck
  • Ebony Fingerboard
  • 42mm Locking nut
  • Thin U Neck Contour
  • 22 XJ Frets
  • Black Nickel Hardware
  • Gotoh Deluxe Tuners
  • Floyd Rose Original Bridge
  • EMG 81 (B) / 60 (N) Active p.u.
  • Finish: BLK

Eclipse II Demo Video




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ESP Guitars – EX, EX Diamond Plate and FX

The ESP EX/EXP models have been the source of some great music in the past. Down through its development, this model has been the favorite of many great players including James Hetfield of Metallica. Well it’s time to bring the EX back into the ESP family! The new ESP EX comes in the classic 24.75” scale and features a mahogany body, maple neck and rosewood fretboard and EMG 81 and 60 pickups. Black nickel Gotoh tuners and bridge look sweet on the black finish.

Now, take that same guitar, beef it up with an anodized aluminum diamondplate body shield and you have the EX Diamond Plate! This guitar is so metal, it’s actually made from metal…at least the top, anyway.

If you’re into the EX shape and a natural finish, check out the ESP FX. It’s a natural mahogany-finished guitar in the EX body style, with the headstock shape from our F series. It features Sperzel locking tuners, a Gotoh bridge, and those amazing EMG 81/60 active pickups.

EX

ESP EX guitar model

Spec:

  • Set-Neck
  • 24.75” Scale
  • Mahogany Body
  • Maple Neck
  • Rosewood Fingerboard
  • 42mm Bone Nut
  • Thin U Neck Contour
  • 22 XJ Frets
  • Black Nickel Hardware
  • Gotoh Tuners
  • Gotoh TOM Bridge & Tail
  • EMG 81 (B) / 60 (N) Active p.u.
  • Finish: SW, BLK

EX Diamond Plate

ESP EX Diamond Plate guitar

Spec:

  • Set-Neck
  • 24.75” Scale
  • Mahogany Body
  • Maple Neck
  • Rosewood Fingerboard
  • 42mm Bone Nut
  • Thin U Neck Contour
  • 22 XJ Frets
  • Black Nickel Hardware
  • Gotoh Tuners
  • Gotoh TOM Bridge & Tail
  • EMG 81 (B) / 60 (N) Active p.u.
  • Finish: BLK w/Diamond Plate

FX

ESP FX guitars

Spec:

  • Set-Neck
  • 24.75” Scale
  • Mahogany Body
  • Mahogany Neck
  • Rosewood Fingerboard
  • 42mm Bone Nut
  • Thin U Neck Contour
  • 22 XJ Frets
  • Black Nickel Hardware
  • Sperzel Locking Tuners
  • Gotoh TOM Bridge & Tail
  • EMG 81 (B) / 60 (N) Active p.u.
  • Finish: PBS (Padauk Brown Satin)

ESP Guitars – Phoenix-II and Phoenix-II Bass

Here’s something you don’t get everyday: a new ESP shape. Introducing the Phoenix-II, which is available in both bass and guitar forms. This instrument screams coolness, and is available in two finishes for both the guitar and the bass. You can get the Phoenix-II guitar in black w/white pickguard or white with black pickguard. Despite its classic styling, this is a high performance ESP, with a neck-through-body design, maple neck with ebony fingerboard, 22 XJ frets and Seymour Duncan JB and 59 pickups.

The Phoenix-II bass has a very cool vibe and also uses a neck thru design. EMG active pickups complete this sweet bass, which comes in a black or two tone sunburst finish.

Phoenix-II

ESP Phoenix-II

Spec:

  • Neck-Thru-Body
  • 25.5” Scale
  • Mahogany Body
  • Maple Neck
  • Ebony Fingerboard
  • 42mm Bone Nut
  • Thin U Neck Contour
  • 22 XJ Frets
  • Chrome Hardware
  • Gotoh Magnum Lock Tuners
  • Gotoh TOM Bridge & Tail
  • Seymour Duncan JB (B) / ’59 (N) p.u.
  • Finish: SW, BLK

Phoenix-II Bass

ESP Phoenix-II Bass

Spec:

  • Neck-thru Body
  • 34” Scale
  • Mahogany Body
  • Maple Neck
  • Rosewood Fingerboard
  • 40mm Bone Nut
  • Thin U Neck Contour
  • 21 XJ Frets
  • Chrome Hardware
  • Gotoh Tuners
  • ESP Bridge
  • EMG 35DC (B) / 35DC (N) p.u.
  • Finish: 2TB, BLK


ESP STEF-B7 Stephen Carpenter Signature Guitar

ESP STEF B-7 Guitar

ESP STEF B-7–Inspired by rock guitarist Stephen Carpenter from the band Deftones was proud to add the STEF B-7 to his ESP Signature Series guitar arsenal. The guitar is stealthy looking 7-string baritone work horse. This is Carpenter’s fifth model that he collaborated with ESP and LTD to help create.

STEF is a unique and innovative guitarist, and we’re glad to continue our relationship with him via another Signature Series model,” says Allen Steelgrave, ESP Director of Marketing and Artist Relations. “While we’ve had the LTD SC-607B 7-string baritone model in the LTD line for some time, the STEF B-7 is the first guitar with this configuration to hold the ESP brand.” ESP guitars is thrilled to reproduced the iconic electric guitar that Carpenter plays on stage.

The ESP STEF-B7 is a black-finished baritone 7-string Signature Series model by Stephen “STEF” Carpenter of the Deftones. The guitar has a neck-thru design with a 27″ scale to accommodate the baritone scale. The STEF B-7’s alder body adjoins a 3-piece maple U-shaped neck with a 24 XJ frets, ebony fingerboard and no inlays (side dot position markers only). White binding is included on the head and neck. The Gotoh string-thru bridge offers excellent sustain, while the EMG 81-7 pickups are designed to offer the tremendous tone of the EMG-81 for 7-string guitars.

ESP Guitars – Horizon NT-7 and Viper-7

ESP’s newest additions to their seven-string line come in the form of the Horizon NT-7, which boast neck-thru-body construction and EMG 707 pickups. The Viper-7 features a mahogany body and neck, also loaded up with EMG pickups.

Horizon NT-7

Horizon NT-7 guitar

Specs:

  • Neck-Thru-Body
  • 25.5” Scale
  • Alder Body
  • Maple Neck
  • Ebony Fingerboard
  • 45mm Bone Nut
  • Thin U Neck Contour
  • 24 XJ Frets
  • Chrome Hardware
  • Gotoh TOM Bridge
  • EMG 707 (B) / 707 (N) p.u.
  • Finish: BLK

Viper-7

ESP Viper-7 guitar

Specs:

  • Set-Thru
  • 25.5” Scale
  • Mahogany Body
  • Mahogany Neck
  • Ebony Fingerboard
  • 42mm Bone Nut
  • Thin U Neck Contour
  • 24 XJ Frets
  • Black Nickel Hardware
  • Gotoh Magnum Lock Tuners
  • Gotoh TOM Bridge & Tail
  • EMG 81 (B) / 85 (N) Active
  • Finish: BLK Satin


ESP Guitars – SV-II, NV, and V-II

Saving the best till now? We hope you’ve been paying attention so far and read about the other awesome ESP’s, because here’s some more big news. Let’s start out with the ESP SV-II. This guitar has acquired legendary status over the years, and it’s now available in the USA. The SV-II has a lightweight alder body, a maple neck with ebony finger board, Gotoh tuners and an original Floyd Rose bridge. Powered by EMG 81 (bridge and neck) pickups and with a killer urban camo finish, this is a guitar for serious rock.

Next up is the NV. A straight cut symmetrical V, the NV looks great in both Snow White and Black Satin finishes, along with its iron cross-shaped fretboard inlays. This guitar also features a USA Kahler 2315 trem, a smooth maple neck-thru-body design, ebony fretboard, Gotoh tuners, 24 XJ frets and EMG 81 pickups.

Finally, rounding out hot new releases, ESP is happy to announce the release of the V-II. Available in black, the V-II gives a menacing feel with its neck-thru design. The mahogany body along with the maple neck and ebony fingerboard, gives you the perfect combination of lows and mids with just enough highs to cut through the mix. The Gotoh TOM bridge and Magnum Lock tuners work well with the string-thru-body setup and the EMG 81 pickups to make this the hardtail V you have always wanted.

SV-II

ESP Guitars NV-II

Spec:

  • Neck-Thru-Body
  • 25.5” Scale
  • Alder Body
  • Maple Neck
  • Ebony Fingerboard
  • 42mm Locking Nut
  • Thin U Neck Contour
  • 24 XJ Frets
  • Black Nickel Hardware
  • Gotoh Tuners
  • Floyd Rose Original Bridge
  • EMG 81 (B) / 81 (N) p.u.
  • Finish: UC

NV-II

V-II ESP Guitar

Spec:

  • Neck-Thru-Body
  • 25.5” Scale
  • Alder Body
  • Maple Neck
  • Ebony Fingerboard
  • 42mm Locking Nut
  • Thin U Neck Contour
  • 24 XJ Frets
  • Black Nickel Hardware
  • Gotoh Tuners
  • Kahler 2315 Bridge
  • EMG 81 (B) / 81 (N) p.u.
  • Finish: BLKS, SW

V-II

ESP V-II guitar

Spec:

  • Neck-Thru-Body
  • 25.5” Scale
  • Mahogany Body
  • Maple Neck
  • Ebony Fingerboard
  • 42mm Bone Nut
  • Thin U Neck Contour
  • 24 XJ Frets
  • Black Nickel Hardware
  • Gotoh Magnum Lock Tuners
  • Gotoh TOM Bridge
  • EMG 81 (B) / 81 (N) p.u.
  • Finish: BLK

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