Up for sale, a 2013 Edwards by ESP Limited Model E-LP-108SD in exceptional, 100% original condition and in perfect working order. A rare instrument made under ESP's "Edwards" banner in Japan, this guitar delivers the goods, featuring a hard maple carved top with factory “Green Sparkling” metalflake gloss finish, solid mahogany body and neck, and stock pair of USA-made Seymour Duncan humbuckers. Boasting an SH-1 '59 PAF in the neck position and an SH-4 JB at the bridge, this LP-style instrument can cover a ton of tonal ground, from traditional Les Paul richness and warmth to ripping drive and growl. 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 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 and translates to a singing, vocal-like quality when playing single notes or solos. The guitar is lightweight for an LP at 8lbs 3oz, professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar with 10-46 strings, low action, and spot-on intonation.
The mahogany neck has a rounded chunky C-shaped profile carve akin to Gibson's 50s neck shape, measuring .875" deep at the 1st fret and filling out to 1.020" at the 12th. The bound rosewood fretboard features flared trapezoid inlays and pristine stock medium jumbo fretwire. The guitar plays cleanly in every register with a straight neck and optimally adjusted truss rod. Conforming to traditional Gibson spec, this Edwards features a 12” fretboard radius, 24 3/4" scale length, and 1 11/16" wide bone nut. The headstock is distinctive for retaining an "open book" shape, featuring genuine Kluson Deluxe tuners with tulip buttons that turn smoothly and hold pitch well.
The electronics all function flawlessly, with the 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. The stock nickel ABR-1-style bridge and tailpiece are quite clean, and the Seymour Duncan pickups feature their small factory adverts on the covers. The original plastic parts are notably clean, including the stock quartet of amber bonnet knobs. Even the original factory plastic film is still present on the rear control cavity and switch covers, a testament to the sparingly little use this guitar has seen since new. Aside from a single fingernail-sized mark in the clear coat next to the rear control cover, there's barely a scratch on the guitar, and the gloss neck profile is pristine.
A gigbag is included.