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ESP USA V-II NT Guitar, Ebony Fretboard, EMG 81-X / 85-X Pickups, Magenta Pearl

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It's always a treat to get a beautiful USA-made ESP into the shop. Built in ESP's USA factory right here in California, these instruments are top-of-the-line instruments on par with their renowned, artisan-made Japanese Custom Shop guitars. This killer V-II NT features a gorgeous Magenta Pearl finish with a sweet matching headstock.

This is definitely a piece of hard-rock heavy weaponry, through and through. It's 25.5" in scale and an absolute blast to play. Chords and single-note lines will snap very nicely. Inspired by the iconic metal shapes of the 1970s and 1980s, this one takes absolutely no prisoners with both its looks and playability. The gorgeous Magenta Pearl finish we chose complements both the overall shape and the black hardware beautifully, and the combination shows that you both mean business and don't mind having a little fun!

This one's loaded with EMG's 81-X & 85-X active pickups, which take the classic 81 & 85 set that has come to define modern metal to the next level - the new X preamp gives these pickups even more juice, power, and clarity. This guitar cuts through a dense mix like a hot knife through butter, and just sounds absolutely unbelievable through gain, staying tight and dynamic regardless of how much distortion you throw at it.

When high-end electronics meet superb construction and high-quality tonewoods, the result is something that's going to feel great, look great, and sound even better. That's ESP USA.


Crafted at our ESP USA facility in Southern California, the USA V-II NT takes the aggressive offset V shape to an entire new level of quality and playability. Built with neck-thru-body construction for the ultimate in sustain, it offers an extra-thin U three-piece maple neck, with mahogany wings and optional premier-quality figured-wood tops, including flamed maple and quilted maple with a variety of amazing translucent gloss and satin finishes to choose from. The USA V-II NT includes an ebony fingerboard with offset abalone dot inlays.

The parts and components on the USA V-II NT are second to none, and include 24 extra-jumbo Jescar stainless steel frets, a TonePros T3BT locking TOM bridge with string-thru-body design, a bone nut, Gotoh Magnum Lock tuners, Dunlop strap locks, and a variety of high-end Seymour Duncan, EMG or Fishman pickups, with a push-pull coil split control on the tone knob for passive pickup models. The USA V-II NT 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.
  • On the ESP USA V-II, the color line at the edge of the contour on the guitar’s figured top helps highlight the beauty of the wood and the body shape, providing for a great-looking contrast between the guitar’s color, natural figured top, and mahogany back all at once.
  • 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.



  • Model: USA V-II NT
  • Color: Magenta Pearl
  • Top Wood: Maple
  • Back Wood: Mahogany
  • Body Finish: Satin


  • Construction: Set Neck
  • Fretboard: Ebony
  • Binding: White
  • Radius: 12" (305mm)
  • Scale: 25.5"
  • Frets: 24 JESCAR FW57110 XJ Stainless Steel
  • Inlays: Offset Abalone Dots
  • Neck Wood: 3-Piece Maple
  • Profile: Extra Thin U
  • Nut: 1.65" (42mm) Bone
  • Thickness @ 1st Fret: 19mm
  • Thickness @ 12th Fret: 21mm
  • Headstock: Matching


  • Pickups: EMG 81-X & 85-X
  • Controls: Volume, Tone
  • Pickup Selector: 3-Way Toggle Switch


  • Bridge: TonePros T3BT Locking TOM
  • Tuners: Sperzel Trim-Lok
  • Strap Buttons: Dunlop Locking
  • Hardware Finish: Black


  • Case: ESP USA V-II NT Form Fit Hardshell
  • Strings: D’Addario NYXL SUP LITE (.009 - .042)
  • Made In North Hollywood, CA
  • Instrument Weight: 7.9 lbs.
  • Serial #: US23135


Music Store Live is proud to be an authorized dealer for ESP Guitars. This USA V-II NT is 100% brand new and is being sold with a full manufacturer's warranty. Photos are of the exact guitar you'll receive.

Our in-house guitar tech will inspect, test, set up, and clean all of our instruments on site prior to shipping. All of our instruments are guaranteed to be fully functional upon arrival.