Up for sale, an Edwards by ESP E-DA-98S Daita Artist Model electric guitar in excellent condition and in perfect working order. Crafted in Japan by ESP's Edwards brand, this guitar is a signature model for the artist Daita of the popular visual kei band, Siam Shade, featuring a Transparent Black Burst finish, maple neck, slab rosewood fretboard, Floyd Rose vibrato, and HSH pickup array. The stock pickup trio is governed by a five-way pickup selector switch, offering a range of broad, powerful tonalities. This Edwards weighs 8lbs 1oz and has been professionally setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with 9-42 strings, accurate intonation, and low action.
The maple neck has a slender C shaped profile carve with modest shoulder and lightly rolled fretboard edges, measuring .810” deep at the 1st fret and .915” at the 12th. The thick slab rosewood fretboard features pearl dot inlay and stock medium jumbo fretwire. The frets have plenty of meat and their full factory height, exhibiting only light wear beneath the plain strings on frets 1-7 and virtually no wear further up the fretboard. The guitar plays easily up the straight neck with an ideally adjusted and responsive truss rod, sporting a 14” fretboard radius. The scale length is 25 1/2“, and the locking nut measures 1 5/8“ in width. On the headstock, the the original black Gotoh tuners turn smoothly and work as they should.
On the body, the stock electronics include a five-way pickup selector switch, and Master Volume and Tone controls for the HSH pickup configuration. The black hardware is clean, and the gray pearloid pickguard accents the glossy and subtly transparent Black Burst finish on the body. Cosmetic wear includes light scuffing on the treble side of the pickguard and a few small dings on the top of the instrument, just north of the pickguard and behind the bridge, with light scuffing on the back lower bout body edge, and a few additional light finish scratches and marks on the body as a whole. The neck profile finish is very smooth, with wear limited to a couple light marks on the bass-side shoulder of the profile behind fret 8.
A gigbag is included.