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Best ESP Electric Guitars in 2022

Here you'll find the best ESP electric guitars.

We've found exactly 36 guitars like this in production this year. You can see them all by clicking on 'Load More' at the end of this list. You can use our filters to the left to see only the exact types of guitar you want. You can also click on "Compare" to get a deep spec comparison between two guitars of your choice. This list is updated daily automatically as we add new guitars to our database. We'll show you first the best ones according to our automated scoring system, which takes into account dozens of parameters to determine the build quality, playability, pickups quality, value for money and more.

1. ESP FRX CTM

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ESP FRX CTM
Playability 80
Sound 84
Build quality 84
Value for money 68
Overall Score 83
  • From ESP's 2020 FRX series
  • Made in Japan
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Burled Maple top
  • Mahogany body
  • 3pc Maple neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Seymour Duncan Nazgul (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Seymour Duncan Sentient (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Floyd Rose Original bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Thin U Set neck
  • 24 XL Jumbo frets
  • Gotoh Locking tuners
  • Retainer bar

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2. ESP Horizon FR CTM

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ESP Horizon FR CTM
Playability 80
Sound 84
Build quality 84
Value for money 68
Overall Score 83
  • From ESP's 2020 Horizon series
  • Made in Japan
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Burled Maple top
  • Honduras Mahogany body
  • 3pc Maple neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Seymour Duncan Custom Shop '59/JB Hybrid Trembucker (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Seymour Duncan Custom Shop '59/Jazz Hybrid (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Floyd Rose Original bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Thin U Set neck
  • 24 XL Jumbo frets
  • Gotoh Locking tuners
  • Retainer bar

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3. ESP Horizon-I

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ESP Horizon-I
Playability 83
Sound 81
Build quality 82
Value for money 67
Overall Score 82
  • From ESP's 2017 Horizon series
  • Made in Japan
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Alder body
  • 3pc Maple neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Seymour Duncan Custom Shop JB/Custom Hybrid Trembucker (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Seymour Duncan Cool Rails (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Floyd Rose Original bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Thin U Neck-Through neck
  • 24 XL Jumbo frets
  • Gotoh Locking tuners
  • Retainer bar

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4. ESP Horizon-III

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ESP Horizon-III
Playability 83
Sound 81
Build quality 82
Value for money 67
Overall Score 82
  • From ESP's 2017 Horizon-III series
  • Made in Japan
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Alder body
  • 3pc Maple neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Seymour Duncan Custom Shop JB/Custom Hybrid Trembucker (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Seymour Duncan Custom Shop '59/Jazz Hybrid (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Floyd Rose Original bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Thin U Neck-Through neck
  • 24 XL Jumbo frets
  • Gotoh Locking tuners
  • Retainer bar

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5. ESP FRX

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ESP FRX
Playability 80
Sound 81
Build quality 81
Value for money 66
Overall Score 81
  • From ESP's 2017 FRX series
  • Made in Japan
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Alder body
  • 3pc Maple neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Bare Knuckle Painkiller (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Bare Knuckle Painkiller (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Floyd Rose Original bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Slim U Set neck
  • 24 XL Jumbo frets
  • Gotoh Locking tuners
  • Retainer bar

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6. ESP Horizon NT CTM

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ESP Horizon NT CTM
Playability 82
Sound 79
Build quality 81
Value for money 66
Overall Score 81
  • From ESP's 2020 Horizon series
  • Made in Japan
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Burled Maple top
  • Honduras Mahogany body
  • 3pc Maple neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Seymour Duncan Custom Shop '59/JB Hybrid (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Seymour Duncan Custom Shop '59/Jazz Hybrid (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Gotoh TOM & Tailpiece bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Thin U Set neck
  • 24 XL Jumbo frets
  • Gotoh Locking tuners

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7. ESP RZK-II Burnt

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ESP RZK-II Burnt
Playability 83
Sound 78
Build quality 81
Value for money 66
Overall Score 81
  • From ESP's 2010 Signature series
  • Richard ZK Signature
  • Made in Japan
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Alder body
  • 3pc Maple neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: EMG 81 (Humbucker/Active)
  • Neck pickup: EMG 81 (Humbucker/Active)
  • Floyd Rose Original bridge
  • 1 volume Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Thin U Neck-Through neck
  • 24 XL Jumbo frets
  • Gotoh tuners
  • Retainer bar

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8. ESP Snapper

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ESP Snapper
Playability 77
Sound 83
Build quality 82
Value for money 66
Overall Score 81
  • From ESP's 2017 Snapper series
  • Made in Japan
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 9.5" to 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Swamp Ash body
  • Maple neck
  • Maple fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: ESP Custom Lap CL-P-H-2+ (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Middle pickup: ESP Custom Lap CL-P-S-2 (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: ESP Custom Lap CL-P-S-2 (Single Coil/Passive)
  • ESP Flicker-III bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Bell knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • U to V Bolt-On neck
  • 22 Jumbo frets
  • Gotoh Locking tuners

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9. ESP Snapper CTM

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ESP Snapper CTM
Playability 77
Sound 83
Build quality 84
Value for money 66
Overall Score 81
  • From ESP's 2020 Snapper series
  • Made in Japan
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 9.5" to 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Burled Poplar top
  • Swamp Ash body
  • Maple neck
  • Maple fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Seymour Duncan 59/Custom Hybrid (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Middle pickup: Seymour Duncan Vintage Hot Stack Plus (Single Coil/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Seymour Duncan Vintage Hot Stack Plus (Single Coil/Passive)
  • ESP Flicker-III bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 5-way Switch
  • Thin U Bolt-On neck
  • 22 XL Jumbo frets
  • Gotoh Locking tuners

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10. ESP Will Adler Warbird Distressed

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ESP Will Adler Warbird Distressed
Playability 82
Sound 79
Build quality 76
Value for money 84
Overall Score 79
  • From ESP's 2014 Signature series
  • Will Adler Signature
  • Made in Japan
  • 6 strings
  • 24.75"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Maple top
  • Mahogany body
  • 3pc Maple neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Fishman Fluence Will Adler Signature (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Fishman Fluence Will Adler Signature (Humbucker/Passive)
  • TOM Bridge & Tailpiece bridge
  • 2 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Thin U Neck-Through neck
  • 22 XL Jumbo frets
  • Sperzel Locking tuners

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11. ESP Alex Skolnick FR

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ESP Alex Skolnick FR
Playability 77
Sound 82
Build quality 81
Value for money 65
Overall Score 80
  • From ESP's 2016 Signature series
  • Alex Skolnick Signature
  • Made in Japan
  • 6 strings
  • 24.75"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Flamed Maple top
  • Mahogany body
  • 3pc Maple neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Seymour Duncan AS Signature (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Seymour Duncan AS Signature (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Floyd Rose Original bridge
  • 2 volume and 1 tone Speed knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Custom U Set neck
  • 22 XL Jumbo frets
  • Grover tuners
  • Retainer bar

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12. ESP Arrow

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ESP Arrow
Playability 83
Sound 78
Build quality 79
Value for money 65
Overall Score 80
  • From ESP's 2014 Arrow series
  • Made in Japan
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Alder body
  • 3pc Maple neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Seymour Duncan Blackouts AHB-1B (Humbucker/Active)
  • Neck pickup: Seymour Duncan Blackouts AHB-1N (Humbucker/Active)
  • Floyd Rose Original bridge
  • 1 volume Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Thin U Neck-Through neck
  • 24 XL Jumbo frets
  • Gotoh tuners
  • Retainer bar

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13. ESP Ben Burnley EC Baritone

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ESP Ben Burnley EC Baritone
Playability 82
Sound 79
Build quality 79
Value for money 65
Overall Score 80
  • From ESP's 2017 Signature series
  • Ben Burnley Signature
  • Made in Japan
  • 6 strings
  • 27"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Quilted Maple top
  • Mahogany body
  • 3pc Maple neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Seymour Duncan JB SH-4 (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Seymour Duncan '59 SH-1N (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Graph Tech Ghost Loaded Resomax NV Bridge w/ Gotoh Tailpiece bridge
  • 2 volume Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Thin U Set neck
  • 24 XL Jumbo frets
  • Sperzel Locking tuners

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14. ESP Gary Holt EC

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ESP Gary Holt EC
Playability 77
Sound 81
Build quality 82
Value for money 65
Overall Score 80
  • From ESP's 2015 Signature series
  • Gary Holt Signature
  • Made in Japan
  • 6 strings
  • 24.75"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Maple top
  • Mahogany body
  • 1Pc Mahogany neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: EMG 81 (Humbucker/Active)
  • Neck pickup: EMG 89R (Humbucker/Active)
  • Floyd Rose Original bridge
  • 2 volume Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Thin U Set neck
  • 22 XL Jumbo frets
  • Gotoh tuners
  • Retainer bar
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15. ESP Horizon-II NT

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ESP Horizon-II NT
Playability 85
Sound 76
Build quality 80
Value for money 65
Overall Score 80
  • From ESP's 2017 Horizon series
  • Made in Japan
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Mahogany body
  • 3pc Maple neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: Seymour Duncan Custom Shop '59/JB Hybrid (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Neck pickup: Seymour Duncan Custom Shop '59/Jazz Hybrid (Humbucker/Passive)
  • Gotoh TOM & Tailpiece bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Thin U Neck-Through neck
  • 24 XL Jumbo frets
  • Gotoh Locking tuners
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16. ESP Jeff Hanneman

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ESP Jeff Hanneman
Playability 83
Sound 81
Build quality 77
Value for money 65
Overall Score 80
  • From ESP's 2010 Signature series
  • Jeff Hanneman Signature
  • Made in Japan
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 15.75" Fretboard Radius
  • Alder body
  • 3pc Maple neck
  • Ebony fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: EMG 81 (Humbucker/Active)
  • Neck pickup: EMG 85 (Humbucker/Active)
  • Kahler 2315 bridge
  • 1 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Extra Thin U Neck-Through neck
  • 24 XL Jumbo frets
  • Gotoh tuners

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17. ESP KH Demonology

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ESP KH Demonology
Playability 83
Sound 79
Build quality 79
Value for money 65
Overall Score 80
  • From ESP's 2017 Signature series
  • Kirk Hammett Signature
  • Made in Japan
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Alder body
  • 3pc Maple neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: EMG 81 (Humbucker/Active)
  • Neck pickup: EMG 60 (Humbucker/Active)
  • Floyd Rose Original bridge
  • 2 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Extra Thin U Neck-Through neck
  • 24 XL Jumbo frets
  • Gotoh tuners
  • Retainer bar
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18. ESP KH-2 Neck Thru Body

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ESP KH-2 Neck Thru Body
Playability 83
Sound 79
Build quality 79
Value for money 65
Overall Score 80
  • From ESP's 2018 Signature series
  • Kirk Hammett Signature
  • Made in Japan
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Alder body
  • 3pc Maple neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: EMG KH Bone Breaker Limited Edition (Humbucker/Active)
  • Neck pickup: EMG KH Bone Breaker Limited Edition (Humbucker/Active)
  • Floyd Rose Original bridge
  • 2 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Extra Thin U Neck-Through neck
  • 24 XL Jumbo frets
  • Gotoh tuners
  • Retainer bar
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19. ESP KH-2 Vintage

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ESP KH-2 Vintage
Playability 83
Sound 79
Build quality 79
Value for money 65
Overall Score 80
  • From ESP's 2001 Signature series
  • Kirk Hammett Signature
  • Made in Japan
  • 6 strings
  • 25.5"'' scale
  • 12" Fretboard Radius
  • Alder body
  • 3pc Maple neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: EMG 81 (Humbucker/Active)
  • Neck pickup: EMG 60A (Humbucker/Active)
  • Floyd Rose Original bridge
  • 2 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Extra Thin U Neck-Through neck
  • 24 XL Jumbo frets
  • Gotoh tuners
  • Retainer bar

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20. ESP KH-3 Spider

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ESP KH-3 Spider
Playability 83
Sound 79
Build quality 74
Value for money 79
Overall Score 79
  • From ESP's 2021 Signature series
  • Kirk Hammett Signature
  • Made in Japan
  • 6 strings
  • 24.75"'' scale
  • 13.78" Fretboard Radius
  • Alder body
  • 3pc Maple neck
  • Rosewood fretboard
  • Bridge pickup: EMG Bone Breaker (Humbucker/Active)
  • Neck pickup: EMG Bone Breaker (Humbucker/Active)
  • Floyd Rose Original bridge
  • 2 volume and 1 tone Dome knobs
  • 3-way Switch
  • Extra Thin U Neck-Through neck
  • 24 XL Jumbo frets
  • Grover tuners
  • Retainer bar

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