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2012 Edwards by ESP Limited Model E-LP-92SD Cherry Sunburst Flame Top w/ USA Seymour Duncans, Japan


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Up for sale, a 2012 Edwards by ESP Limited Model E-LP-92SD electric guitar in showroom clean, 100% original condition and in perfect working order. An uncommon instrument made under ESP's "Edwards" banner in Japan and rarely seen outside its country of origin, this guitar is an excellent, high-quality analog for a Les Paul Standard. The instrument 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 on the other hand 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 7lbs 10oz, notably lightweight for an LP-style instrument, professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar with 10-46 strings, low action, and spot-on intonation.

The mahogany neck has a medium C-shaped profile carve with nicely rounded shoulders, measuring .850" deep at the 1st fret and .995" at the 12th. The bound rosewood fretboard sports flared trapezoid inlay and pristine stock medium jumbo fretwire, playing well in all registers up the straight neck with a responsive, ideally adjusted truss rod. The fretboard has a 12” radius, and the guitar conforms to traditional Gibson spec with a 24 3/4" scale length and 1 11/16" nut width. The headstock is distinctive for retaining an "open book" shape, with gold silkscreen "Limited Model" text and Kluson-style single line tuners with lightly greened tulip buttons that turn smoothly and hold pitch as they should.

The electronics all function flawlessly, with Seymour Duncan humbuckers wired to a traditional LP control layout, featuring a three-way pickup selector toggle and individual Volume and Tone knobs for each pickup with full-size pots. The stock nickel ABR-1-style bridge, stoptail, and pickup covers are clean, with factory Seymour Duncan stickers intact, and all of the original plastics are present including the single-ply pickguard and quartet of amber bonnet knobs. As a testament to how little this guitar has been played since new, the clear factory protective plastic is present on the truss rod cover and rear control cavity covers. The gloss Cherry Sunburst finish highlights the bookmatched tiger maple figuring which extends evenly across the top, and the guitar is showroom clean with barely a scratch on it.

A gigbag is included.