Up for sale, a 2015 Edwards by ESP Limited Model E-LP-125SD/P Goldtop in near mint condition and in perfect working order, upgraded with genuine Gibson mini humbuckers and an Epiphone-branded black tolex hardshell case. A rare instrument made under ESP's "Edwards" banner in Japan, this guitar delivers the goods, featuring a hard maple top with a deep dish carve and Goldtop gloss finish that's extremely accurate to a Gibson in its bronzing and tint. A mahogany body and neck capped with a bound rosewood fretboard round out the essential tonewoods, and this guitar has a rich, lively response channelled faithfully though the mini humbuckers. These pickups have the warmth and rich, powerful qualities of a humbucker with extra treble cut and sparkle. Each position on the three-way switch is clear and defined, and the wiring harness boasts full-size ESP branded pots and premium Sprague Orange Drop tone caps. The guitar is lightweight for an LP at 8lbs 7oz, professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar with 10-46 strings, low action, and spot-on intonation.
The mahogany neck has a round medium C profile carve with generous shoulder and ideal substance, heartier than Gibson’s 60s-style neck carves yet shy of a full “baseball bat”, measuring .850" deep at the 1st fret and filling out to 1.005" 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 Gibson 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-plated ABR-1-style bridge and tailpiece are extremely clean, and all original plastics are included with a 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. There's barely a scratch on the body, and the neck profile is equally pristine.
An Epiphone-branded black tolex hardshell case is included.