Formerly called “ESP Standard”, all ESP E-II instruments are created at our ESP factory in Tokyo, Japan, and are designed for professional players who accept no compromises in tone, feel, or reliability for their guitars and basses. With the ESP E-II M-II NT Hipshot, you get all of the tone benefits of a hardtail-style tailpiece with string-thru body design in a beautiful guitar topped in quilted maple with an outstanding Black Turquoise Burst finish. The E-II M-II NT Hipshot also features design details like natural body binding, white binding on the neck and headstock, and black hardware. Its tone is powered by a pair of direct-mounted Bare Knuckle Aftermath Tyger pickups, perfect for modern sounds with accelerated bass response, crushing midrange, and precise high-end articulation. You also get high-quality components including Dunlop Straploks, Gotoh locking tuners, and a bone nut. Includes ESP hardshell form-fitting case.