*This is a pre-loved guitar in Excellent condition."
ESP E2 is the replacement series for what was called the Standard Series. They are a Japanese premium instrument hand crafted near Tokyo in Japan by craftsmen exclusively trained in the ESP Guitar Building Academy in Tokyo. The owner of ESP Guitars Mr Shibuya started the company back in 1975 and believes very strongly in the traditional hand crafted elements that make the ESP company what they are today.
When you pick up a Japanese E2 model the first thing you notice is the quality. Amazing timbers, creative paint jobs, finely machined hardware, precision fretwork and Japanese heritage are the main things that spring to mind when you hold one of these amazing instruments. The common misconception is value, E2 are built to be put in the hands of players that may not want to spend the 6 or 7 thousand Australian dollars required to buy an ESP Original or Custom series instrument. What you are in fact getting is a guitar made in the same factory by the same craftsmen as the original series with some modern day production techniques like CNC cutting used to speed up the process. The time taken to have a guitar built in the custom shop is around 8 months so E2's intention is to be able to fit into a price point that is fair and reasonable for the consumer.