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2011 Edwards by ESP E-FR-140GT Forest Electric Guitar Japan w/ Seymour Duncan SHR-1 & TB-4


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Up for sale, a 2011 ESP Edwards Forest electric guitar model E-FR-140GT in excellent, 100% original condition and in perfect working order. A uniquely contoured axe with a sculpted, bony appearance, this rare ESP model was made under the Edwards banner in Japan and is rarely seen outside its country of origin. Tonewoods include a carved ash top, alder body wings, and seven-ply maple and walnut neck through construction, finished in gloss transparent See Thru Red and outfitted with the original pair of USA-made Seymour Duncan pickups. The through body construction ensures exceptional sustain and resonance, while the slab ebony fretboard contributes to the treble articulation and glassy note attack of the instrument.

The Seymour Duncan SHR-1n Hot Rails neck pickup uses a strong ceramic magnet and overwound coils to deliver big sounding, well balanced humbucker tones. Cleans are fat and warm, lending a thick, fluid feel to solos, while the dual blade construction provides the ultimate string coverage, especially for extreme note bends on the highest frets. The bridge pickup is a Seymour Duncan TB-4 "JB", Duncan's original high output humbucker. The low end is rich and powerful, the highs are crisp and detailed, and there’s an upper-midrange bump that adds crunch and chunk to heavy chords that translates to a singing, vocal-like quality when you play single notes or solos. Weighing 7lbs 12oz, this Forest guitar has been professionally setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with 10-46 strings, accurate intonation, and fast action.

The maple and walnut seven-ply neck has a very slender, shred-worthy C-shaped profile carve with modest shoulder and comfortably rolled fretboard edges, measuring .785” deep at the 1st fret and .870” at the 12th. The thick slab ebony fretboard features a 12" fretboard radius, mini dot inlay, and pristine stock jumbo fretwire. The guitar plays effortlessly in all registers up the straight neck with a responsive, optimally adjusted truss rod. 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 matching See Thru Red headstock finish features the Edwards logo, and the guitar is outfitted with a chrome set of Gotoh tuners that turn smoothly.

On the body, the electronics work as they should, with Master Volume and Tone knobs, and a three-way pickup selector toggle for the pair of Seymour Duncans. The chrome hardware has plenty of shine, and the Floyd Rose locking tremolo is capable of deep divebombs and broad expressive gestures. Cosmetic wear is limited to a finish chip at the central tip of the lower bout, with a few light finish scratches in the clear coat of the gloss on the body as a whole. The neck profile is smooth and pristine.

The original padded ESP gigbag is included.