Lately I've been looking at ESP M-II but ESP doesn't have any white ones right now...
I've seen people do "special orders" that's basically the exact same thing but another color.
That's a great service, because it's ridicolous when some companies only offer black guitars stock.
Does ESP still do this, even tho the "Standard" series has become "E-II"?
Does any other brands do this as well?
It would be a great opportunity to change out the stupid Cosmo black hardware that many brands use nowadays; they just suck, I've seen brand new guitars with cosmo black hardware in stores that has never sold, and already starts wearing out the color...
White E-II show up every now and then on Ebay and Ishibashi. They had stock white ones as well, with a maple board and an ebony board (example below). I'd wait for one to show up instead of paying the big bucks just for a white paint special order.
ESP M-II CTM NTB Standard Series Special Edition Snow White Electric Guitar MIJ | 6-String.com
Maple board :
ESP E-II M-II/M SD SW - Snow White at ProMusicTools.com
... As the "special order" thing, i'm pretty sure any manufacturer would do it for extra bucks. All the big companies have the custom shop option (even if just the paint or the hardware, it's still "custom" options).