Crafted at our ESP USA facility in Southern California, the USA M-II Hardtail offers a high-end take on one of the world’s most beloved shred guitars. It offers a mahogany body with bolt-on construction to its extra thin U-shaped quarter-sawn maple neck with natural satin finish for the smoothest and fastest playing experience. Optional premier-quality figured-wood tops are available on the USA M-II Hardtail including flamed maple, quilted maple, lacewood, zebrawood, and koa, with a variety of amazing translucent gloss and satin finishes to choose from, as well as both maple and ebony fingerboards with clean abalone dot inlays.
The parts and components on the USA M-II Hardtail are second to none, and include 24 extra-jumbo Jescar stainless steel frets, a Hipshot hardtail fixed bridge, a bone nut, Sperzel Trimlok tuners, Schaller strap locks, and a variety of high-end Seymour Duncan or EMG pickups, with a push-pull coil split control on the tone knob for passive pickup models. The USA M-II Hardtail includes a high-quality ESP USA form-fitting hard shell case.
Get maximum strength and stability from your guitar’s neck, with higher long-term reliability. All ESP USA models are made with two high-strength bars of carbon fiber.
In addition to looking sleek, the Deep Dish jack installed on ESP USA models has the added benefit of providing the depth and angle of the cable to be easily looped around the player’s strap to better protect the cable from crimps or other damage.BODY
- Model: USA M-II Hardtail
- Construction: Neck-Thru
- Color: Lynch Burst
- Top: Flame Maple
- Body: Mahogany Wings
- Fretboard: Ebony
- Neck Wood: 3-Pc Maple
- Fretboard Radius: 305mm
- Nut Width: 42mm
- Nut Type: Bone
- Neck Contour: Thin U
- Frets/Type: 24 XJ Stainless Steel
- Scale: 25.5"
- Headstock: Matches Top
- Pickups: Seymour Duncan Custom / '59
- Controls: Volume, Tone, 3-Way Toggle Switch
- Hardware Color: Black
- Strap Button: Schaller Straplock
- Tuners: Sperzel Trim-Lok
- Bridge: Hipshot Hardtail
- Strings: D’Addario NYXL SUP LITE (.009 - .042)
- Case: ESP Black Tolex Deluxe Hardshell