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2015 ESP Edwards E-SA-168GJ Carved Top 355 Black w/ USA Pickups, Bigsby, Tags & Case, Japan


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Up for sale, a 2015 ESP Edwards E-SA-168GJ semi-hollowbody in near-mint, 100% original condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original hardshell case and factory documentation. A premium Japanese-made iteration of the 355 platform, the E-SA-168GJ has top-tier features throughout including multi-ply binding, a genuine ebony fingerboard, factory-installed USA-made Seymour Duncan humbuckers, and gold-plated hardware including a Bigsby B7 vibrato tailpiece.

Unlike a Gibson ES-355 which has all laminate body construction, this Edwards boasts a solid, carved maple top and back, delivering a cutting midrange and a bold, muscular low end. Dynamic and clear, these defining qualities translate well through the USA-made Seymour Duncan SH55 Seth Lover humbuckers. Named after the architect of the PAF and surgically accurate in their materials and tonal response, these humbuckers deliver a warm, open tone with a smooth-yet-articulate sound and just the right balance of lows and trebles. This E-SA-168GJ weighs 8lbs 14oz, professionally setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with 11-49 strings, low action, and spot-on intonation.

Neck Specs:

-Wood: Mahogany
-Shape: Medium C, full shoulders, measuring .855” 1st fret, .975” 12th fret
-Fretboard: Ebony, block inlay
-Frets: Medium jumbo, light wear beneath the plain strings on frets 1-13 (progressively lighter approaching the octave)
-Scale Length: 24 3/4”
-Nut: 1 11/16”, bone
-Tuners: Gotoh, Grover-style

Body Specs:

-Wood: Carved maple top/back, laminate sides
-Pickups: Seymour Duncan SH55 Seth Lover PAF x2
-Controls: Volume x2, Tone x2, Three-way pickup selector
-Hardware: Bigsby B7 vibrato, ABR-1-style bridge
-Plastics: Black bonet knobs, five-ply black pickguard in case (never affixed)
-Serialization: Orange oval label, 15-prefix dates production to 2015

The gloss Black finish is framed by multi-ply cream binding, and cosmetic wear is limited to just a scant few tiny dings on the back. The gloss on the neck profile is flawless.

The original black tolex hardshell case is included, along with the factory documentation and pickguard.