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2011 Edwards by ESP E-LP-98LTC Custom, Vintage White Nitro Lacquer w/ USA Seymour Duncans, Japan

$1,449.99

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Up for sale, a 2011 Edwards by ESP model E-LP-98LTC electric guitar in excellent, 100% original condition and in perfect working order. A rare, discontinued instrument made in Japan under ESP's "Edwards" banner, this guitar is a faithful iteration of the LP Custom platform, with a genuine slab ebony fretboard, mahogany body, carved maple cap, and a Vintage White satin nitro lacquer finish. The guitar is loaded with its stock pair of USA-made Seymour Duncan humbuckers, with an SH-1 in the neck position and SH-4 at the bridge. The SH-1 neck pickup 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 JB bridge pickup is Duncan's original hot-rodded humbucker. The low end is full 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 playing single notes or solos. The guitar weighs 9lbs 5oz, professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar with 10-46 strings, low action, and spot-on intonation.

The mahogany neck has a modestly chunky C-shaped profile carve with round shoulders, measuring .860" deep at the 1st fret and .955" at the 12th. The bound slab ebony fretboard adds to the articulation and glassy note attack of the instrument, sporting pearloid block inlays and original medium jumbo fretwire. The frets show virtually no wear with well-rounded crowns, playing cleanly in every register up the straight neck with a responsive, optimally adjusted truss rod. The guitar conforms to traditional Gibson spec with a 24 3/4" scale length and 1 11/16" wide nut. The headstock is distinctive for retaining an "open book" shape framed by multi-ply binding, featuring gold Gotoh tuning machines with metal tulip buttons that turn smoothly and hold pitch as they should.

The electronics function as intended, with the factory-installed Seymour Duncan humbuckers wired to a three-way pickup selector toggle and full size pots, with individual Volume and Tone knobs for each pickup. The gold hardware shows uniform surface patina, and original plastics include the quartet of witch hat knobs, pickup rings, pickguard, and switch surround. The factory clear protective plastic is still intact on the rear control cavity covers too.

The Antique White finish is genuine satin nitro lacquer, designed to replicate the graceful yellowing of the clear coat seen on vintage Alpine White Gibsons, with a touch of additional aging over the course of the past decade. Cosmetic wear is limited to light pick scuffing across the strum path, and minor scuffs and very subtle sticker tanlines on the back. The neck sports a pristine finish that has been naturally buffed from use to a higher gloss.

A padded gigbag is included.