Up for sale, a 2007 Edwards Kiko Loureiro signature model E-KL-170 electric guitar in exceptional, 100% original condition and in perfect working order. A signature model for current Megadeth guitarist, Kiko Loureiro, this ESP was made under the Edwards banner in Japan and is rarely seen outside its country of origin. Featuring a maple top, hard maple three-piece neck through construction with mahogany body wings, and a scalloped ebony fretboard, this guitar has an abundance of natural sustain and articulation, amplified via the original Seymour Duncan humbucker pair. In the neck position, the single coil-sized Hot Rail humbucker delivers a huge sound, with thick, harmonically-rich tones, perfect for high gain situations. The TB-14 Custom 5 at the bridge has a scooped midrange, striking a balance between bass and treble frequencies for a versatile, even response, further enhanced by a push/pull coil tap for snappy single coil cut. Weighing 7lbs 14oz, this Edwards has been professionally setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with 10-46 strings, accurate intonation, and fast action.
The maple neck has a medium C-shaped profile with modest shoulder and a fast feel, measuring .845” deep at the 1st fret and .880” at the 12th. Beginning at the 12th fret, the bound ebony fingerboard is scalloped, featuring stock jumbo fretwire and a Kiko Loureiro inlay at the 24th fret. The frets are in great shape with plenty of meat and their full factory height, showing a hint of wear beneath the plain strings on frets 1-11, faintly extending a bit further up the board beneath the High E. The guitar plays effortlessly up the straight neck and the contoured heel ensures easy access to the highest registers. The scale length is a full 25 1/2“, and the locking nut measures 1 5/8“ in width, holding pitch against the most extreme tremolo acrobatics. The headstock features black Sperzel locking tuners that further reinforce the tuning stability.
On the body, the electronics work as they should, with a Master Volume knob, Push/Pull Tone knob, and a three-way pickup selector blade switch. The black hardware shows just a hint of wear on the plating, including the Floyd Rose locking tremolo, capable of deep divebombs and broad expressive gestures, complete with the original arm. The factory clear protective plastic is still present on the truss rod cover and rear control panel, a testament to how carefully this guitar has been played since new. Cosmetically, the gloss White finish with black tribal designs is incredibly clean, with faint uniform aging of the clear coat. There's a single microscopic finish chip on the headstock tip, while the neck profile sports a pristine smooth gloss finish.