Up for sale, a 2011 Edwards by ESP Limited Model E-LP-92SD in near-mint, 100% original condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original padded gigbag and hangtags. An uncommon instrument produced under ESP’s “Edwards” banner in Japan and rarely seen outside of its country of origin, this guitar is a high-quality analog for a Les Paul Standard. It boasts a traditional tonewood complement including a solid mahogany body, highly figured bookmatched flame maple top, one-piece mahogany neck, and rosewood fingerboard, ensuring a rich, powerful array of LP tones with singing sustain. Loaded with a pair of factory-installed USA-made Seymour Duncan humbuckers, the pickup pair includes an SH-1 '59 PAF in the neck position and an SH-4 "JB" at the bridge.
From traditional Les Paul richness and warmth to ripping drive and growl, this LP covers a ton of tonal ground. The SH-1 was designed in the spirit of the original PAF, with sweet singing sustain, wound to deliver full-sounding chords and midrange-forward attack. The SH-4 bridge pickup is Duncan's original hot-rodded humbucker; with full and powerful lows, crisp and detailed highs, and an upper-midrange bump that adds crunch and chunk to heavy chords and translates to a singing, vocal-like quality when playing melodic lines or solos. This guitar weighs 8lbs 7oz, professionally setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with 10-46 strings, low action and accurate intonation.
The mahogany neck has a chunky '50s-style C-shaped profile carve with round shoulders and ideal heft, measuring .880” deep at the 1st fret and .990” at the 12th. The bound rosewood fretboard sports pearloid trapezoid inlay and flawless medium jumbo fretwire. This guitar plays cleanly up the 24 3/4” scale with a straight neck and a responsive, optimally-adjusted truss rod. The stock bone nut measures 1 11/16” in width. The headstock has an “open book” shape, with gold silkscreened “Limited Model” script and "Edwards" inlay. The single line Deluxe-stamped Kluson-style tuners turn smoothly and hold accurate pitch, with clean nickel plating and lightly greened tulip buttons.
The electronics all work as intended, with the Seymour Duncan humbuckers wired to a traditional LP control layout of a three-way pickup selector toggle and individual Volume and Tone knobs for each pickup with full-size pots. The nickel-plated ABR-1-style bridge and stopbar have a faint dusting of surface patina, and the pickup covers retain the factory Seymour Duncan stickers with model numbers. Plastics include the one-ply pickguard and original quartet of amber bonnet knobs. The rear control cavity and switch covers retain their clear factory protective film, indicative of the sparingly little use this guitar has seen in the past decade+.
The gloss Cherry Sunburst finish highlights the figuring on the bookmatched flame maple top, and this Edwards is notably well-kept, with cosmetic wear limited to one tiny finish chip adjacent to the rear strap button and a few faint finish scratches on the body as a whole. The smooth gloss finish on the neck profile is pristine.
The original ESP-branded padded gigbag and hangtags are included.