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"Note: The ESP E-II Horizon comes with an ESP Form Fitted hardshell case shaped specifically for this guitar. All guitars will be strung, tuned and professionally setup prior to shipment."
Correct me if I'm wrong but shouldn't you ship the guitar with the strings unwound a bit to allow for temperature changes and to relieve the neck during the shipping process?
To answer your question,
Tuning is a vital step in a professional setup, the strings will be loosened prior to shipment of course. This is done, as you stated, to allow for temperature changes that may effect the neck during shipping. This is standard practice on all instruments when shipped, you need not be worried about your purchase. These guitars will ship direct from ESP and are setup and go through a stringent quality control check before leaving their warehouse.
Sorry for the confusion and thanks for your question!