There are the high performance guitars that seem to be built with sheets of paper, and then there are the high performance guitars that act and breathe simply like faster, hotter versions of their ancestors. This ST-2 walks that perfect line between speed and soul. The sound is articulate and ferociously hot, with lots of clarity rather than lots of brightness. The two humbuckers provide searing tone that takes kindly to walls of distortion. ESPs impeccable fretwork makes every register smooth and consistently musical. This is the perfect guitar for anyone whos looking for a fast yet classic design thatll hold up for years to come.
This ESP E-II ST-2 is outfitted with a gorgeous quilt maple top and see thru black finish. The maple neck has a cozy thin U profile, and upper register access is totally unlimited. The pickups in this beast - DiMarzio Custom Wound ST-2s - are very hot and musical. They provide cutting tone packed with juicy harmonic detail, perfect for heaps of gain but certainly capable of providing warm and sweet blues tone as well. Use the push/pull coil tap to all the single coil sounds you could ask for. Dive bomb as far as you want with the Floyd Rose original bridge - it always snaps right back to tune.