Up for sale, a 2012 Edwards by ESP E-AL-166 Pink Sawtooth Alexi Laiho signature in near-mint, 100% original condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original gigbag. This Edwards asymmetrical V, designed in collaboration with Children of Bodom guitarist Laiho, features a number of shred-ready touches including a 24-fret ebony fingerboard with scalloping at the top five frets, a Floyd Rose tremolo, and a Seymour Duncan Blackouts humbucker.
This Edwards features maple neck-through construction with alder body wings and a bound ebony fretboard, resulting in an instrument with excellent natural sustain and a glassy, immediate quality captured by the Seymour Duncan Blackouts humbucker. This active, high-output humbucker was engineered for metal, with a built-in hybrid differential preamp, offering an organic and open feel while extending the treble and bass response. This pickup excels at screaming pinched harmonics and is articulate enough for hyper-speed riffage, with responsive dynamics across the entire fretboard. Additionally, a two-way MM-04 preamp boost with dedicated On/Off switch adds extra kick. This Edwards weighs 7lbs 4oz, professionally setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with 9-42 strings, slinky action, and spot-on intonation.
The three-piece maple neck has a satin finish and sports a slender C-shaped profile carve with well-rounded shoulders, measuring .785” deep at the 1st fret and .860” at the 12th. The bound 24-fret ebony fretboard features pink sawtooth inlay, with scalloping at frets 20-24, and the stock jumbo fretwire is pristine. This guitar plays cleanly up the 25 1/2“ (648mm) scale with a straight neck and a responsive, optimally-adjusted truss rod. The locking nut measures 1.650” (42mm) in width, holding steady pitch against even the deepest dives at the Floyd Rose FRT-1000 tremolo. The headstock sports a pink Edwards logo, and the Gotoh tuning machines turn smoothly and hold pitch as they should. The treble-side of the neck heel is sculpted for exceptional accessibility to the upper frets.
All of the electronics function as intended, with the Seymour Duncan humbucker wired to the stock harness and governed by a solitary Volume control in addition to the MM-04 preamp booster switch. The active humbucker is powered by a 9V battery, easily accessed on the back of the instrument. The dome-topped knurled knob and Floyd Rose FRT-1000 tremolo are very clean.
The gloss Black finish is accented by pink pinstriping, with a pink COBHC (Children of Bodom Hate Crew) graphic on the back of the body. This is an exceptionally well-kept guitar, with cosmetic wear on the finish limited to one tiny chip at the very tip of the bass-side body point and a scant few faint scratches in the clear coat on the back of the body. The smooth satin finish on the neck profile is flawless.
The original ESP-branded padded gigbag is included.