ESP will be unveiling the first batch of products from their new US factory at NAMM this year. The instruments will be part of the new E-II series and will be built in North Hollywood, California.
Among the new basses will be the ESP E-II AP-4 and AP-5 models. Each of the four and five-sting versions are built with bolt-on construction and a 34″ scale. Components include a white ash body, maple neck, and rosewood fingerboard with 21 XJ frets. The neck features a thin “U” contour and is fitted with a bone nut.
The models are fitted with a pair of Duncan SMB pickups (5D for the AP-5 and 4D for the AP-4). A Duncan STC 3M4 preamp with a 3-band active EQ is also included. The bridges and tuner are by Gotoh while Schaller strap locks come standard.
The ESP E-II Series AP-4 and AP-5 basses will be debuted at Winter NAMM with See Thru White, See Thru Black, and Tobacco Sunburst finishes. Street prices range from $1,699 to $1,799. For more info, check out the ESP website.
ESP E-II AP-4 Photos:
ESP E-II AP-4 Specs:
|Neck Shape:||Thin U Neck Contour|
|Pickups:||Duncan SMB-4D for 4-string, Duncan SMB-5D for 5-string|
|Electronics:||Duncan STC-3M4 3-band|
|Finishes:||See Thru White, See Thru Black, Tobacco Sunburst|
|Case:||ESP Hardshell Case included|