Crafted at our ESP USA facility in Southern California, the USA M-II NTB stands for “neck thru body”, and that’s exactly what it is… a shredder’s dream for those who love the stability and sustain of guitars with neck-thru construction. It offers an extra thin U-shaped three-piece maple neck with mahogany body wings. Optional premier-quality figured-wood tops are available on the USA M-II NTB FR 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 an ebony fingerboard with mother-of-pearl offset block inlays.
The parts and components on the USA M-II NTB FR are second to none, and include 24 extra-jumbo Jescar stainless steel frets, an Original Floyd Rose floating tremolo, Sperzel Trim-Lok, Dunlop 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 NTB FR includes a high-quality ESP USA form-fitting hard shell case.
Graphite Neck Reinforcement Bars: 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.
Drop Top w/ Natural Masked Binding: The droptop design on many of our ESP USA models allows for the beauty of a figured top that’s bent over the arm contour, adding a little brightness to the overall sound while retaining the warmth of the body wood. The natural masked binding edge adds amazing visual contrast.
3-Piece Neck-Thru Body: ESP USA models that offer a neck-thru-body design incorporate a three-piece laminated neck design. This increases the strength and stability of the neck, leading to better long-term reliability along with excellent tone and sustain.
- Model: USA M-II NTB FR
- Color: See Thur Black Sunburst
- Top: Quilt Maple
- Body: Mahogany
- Construction: Neck-Through-Body
- Fretboard: Ebony
- Neck Wood: 3-Piece Maple
- Fretboard Radius: 305mm
- Nut Width: 42mm
- Nut Type: Locking
- Neck Contour: Extra Thin U
- Frets/Type: 24 XJ Stainless Steel
- Scale: 25.5"
- Pickups: Seymour Duncan '59/Custom Set
- Controls: Volume, Tone (push/pull for coil-split), 3-Way Toggle Switch
- Strap Locks: Dunlop Dual Design
- Tuners: Sperzel Trim-Lok
- Bridge: Floyd Rose Locking
- Hardware Finish: Black
- Strings: D’Addario NYXL SUP LITE (.009 - .042)
- Case: ESP Black Tolex Deluxe Hardshell
- Instrument Weight: 7.6 lbs.