Last December ESP Guitars announced the new LTD Elite series made in Japan at the same manufacturing facility as the rest of their high-end ESP models. Now ESP are rebranding their standard ESP series as E-II and I assume they will also be made in this same facility. Not sure why they don’t just roll both into one but maybe there is slight pricing differences that they want to keep. ESP will now only print the original logo on the headstock of Japanese Custom Shop ESP Guitars.
Ok so in order of price I assume it goes: ESP, E-II, LTD Elite and LTD. ESP Japan already have the E-II guitars up on their website http://www.espguitars.co.jp/oversea/index_gt.html.