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2009 Edwards by ESP E-LP117CTM Custom Electric Guitar See Thru Blue Japan


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Up for sale, a 2009 Edwards E-LP-117CTM electric guitar in excellent condition and in perfect working order. A rare instrument made under ESP's "Edwards" banner and offered exclusively within Japan, this guitar is an upscale iteration of the LP Custom platform with a genuine slab ebony fretboard, mahogany body, carved maple cap with quilt figuring, abalone inlay throughout, and upgraded pair of humbuckers. The neck pickup meters at just under 8k ohm, offering a detailed midrange and bold low end for full-sounding chords and robust riffs. The bridge pickup has a bit more kick, measuring 8.15k ohms, delivering a touch of growl and crunch tailored for cutting leads and singing solos. The guitar weighs 8lbs 9oz, professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar with 10-46 strings, low action, and spot-on intonation. The mahogany neck has a chunky 50s-style C shaped profile carve with ideal roundness and substance, measuring .875" deep at the 1st fret and 1.020" at the 12th. The genuine slab ebony fretboard adds to the articulation and glassy note attack of the instrument, framed by abalone binding with abalone split block inlays reminiscent of a Gibson Super 400. The stock medium jumbo frets are pristine, playing cleanly in every register with an optimally adjusted truss rod and a 12” fretboard radius. The guitar conforms to traditional Gibson spec with a 24 3/4" scale length, and the bone nut measures 1 11/16" in width. The headstock is framed by additional binding, distinctive for retaining an "open book" shape and featuring gold Gotoh tuning machines with metal tulip buttons that turn smoothly and hold pitch as they should. The electronics function as intended, and the humbuckers are wired to individual Volume and Tone knobs with a three-way selector switch and full-size CTS pots. The stock gold ABR-1-style bridge and stoptail show a hint of surface patina, with light wear through the plating on the pickup covers. The original quartet of black bonnet knobs are present, as is the metal switch tip. The See Thru Blue finish highlights quilted figuring in the maple extending evenly across the top, and cosmetic wear is limited to faith scuffing in the pick path with a few faint surface scratches in the gloss at the treble side waist and on the lower bout on the back of the instrument. The neck profile sports a pristine smooth gloss finish. A gigbag is included, complete with the original dated warranty card and manual.