Up for sale, a 2013 Edwards ESP Flying V model E-FV-100D in excellent condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original padded ESP gigbag. A premium iteration of the Flying V platform, this Japanese-made Edwards features solid mahogany construction, loaded with a pair of USA-made Seymour Duncan humbuckers.
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 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. Extremely lightweight at 6lbs 6oz, we've had this Edwards dialed in here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar with fresh 10-46 strings, low action, and spot-on intonation.
The mahogany neck has a medium C-shaped profile carve with nicely rounded shoulders and a hair more heft as you travel up the fretboard, measuring .840" deep at the 1st fret and .955" at the 12th. The fretwire is flawless on the slab rosewood fretboard, and this Edwards conforms to traditional Gibson spec with a 24 3/4" scale length, while the nut measures 1 5/8" in width. On the headstock, the guitar is fitted with original nickel Gotoh tuners which turn smoothly and hold pitch as they should.
All of the electronics function as intended, with the Seymour Duncan humbuckers wired to a stock harness with full-size ESP-branded pots and a Switchcraft three-way pickup selector toggle. Hardware includes the ABR-1-style bridge and corresponding nickel-plated stopbar tailpiece, and plastics include a trio of clean witch hat knobs. There are three small, cleanly-doweled and touched-up mounting holes behind the bridge (from a Maestro-style short frame Vibrola) along with a couple faint indentations from the previously removed hardware. Cosmetic wear is otherwise limited to some light finish scratches in the clear coat of the gloss on the back. The gloss finish on the neck profile is flawless.
The original padded ESP-branded gigbag is included.