ESP Extended Range Electric Guitars
If you're looking for a premium ESP guitar built by experienced Japanese luthiers, set your sights on the E-II series guitars. These high-end instruments offer an alder body with a maple neck and Gotoh tuners. On the Horizon 7, you also get a Gotoh T.O.M. bridge and tailpiece, along with EMG's 81-8 pickup at the bridge and the 707 at the neck. To crank things up even higher, try the Horizon FR-7, which adds a flamed maple top and Floyd Rose tremolo bridge - not to mention the Seymour Duncan SH-14 and SH-2 pickups to make the most of that bridge. With the FR-7, there really isn't much you can't play - but if you're still craving more, then you'll want the eighth string on the E-II HRF NT-8B. This king of the E-II lineup comes with Seymour Duncan AHB series active pickups to push even the lowest notes with clarity.
Which ESP extended-range electric guitar is right for you? That's up to you to decide. Think about which design appeals to you the most, which pickups you like best and whether you'd prefer to stick to the LTD series or go all-out for the E-II guitars. The first step to getting an instrument you're proud to own is making a careful decision, but it's safe to say that any of these ESP guitars is a great choice as long as it's what you're looking for in an axe.