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2015 Edwards by ESP Limited Model E-LP-125SD Goldtop Electric Guitar w/ Seymour Duncan, Japan


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Up for sale, a 2015 Edwards by ESP E-LP-125SD Limited Model electric guitar in near mint 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, Goldtop-finished carved 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 9lbs 4oz, professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar with 9-42 strings, low action, and spot-on intonation.

The one-piece mahogany neck has a substantial ‘50s-style C-shaped profile carve, bordering on “baseball bat” heft with generous shoulder, measuring .870" deep at the 1st fret and 1.015" 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, optimally 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" (43mm) nut width. The nut is also carved from bone for optimal note clarity and sustain. The headstock is distinctive for retaining an "open book" shape, with gold silkscreen "Limited Model" text and Kluson-style single line tuners. These tuners are extremely accurate to vintage spec with lightly greened keystone buttons and tiny “Deluxe” text on the gear housings.

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 ESP-branded pots. The ABR-1-style bridge, stoptail, and pickup covers have practically perfect nickel plating with a subtle brushed appearance. All of the original plastics are present including the single-ply pickguard and quartet of gold bonnet knobs. The Goldtop gloss has a nicely bronzed appearance, and cosmetic wear on the instrument is limited to just a few small nicks and faint finish scratches in the clear coat of the gloss on the back and some light pick scuffing on the pickguard. The gloss finish on the neck profile is flawless.

The original ESP-branded gigbag is included.