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Edwards by ESP E-LP-92CD Custom Black Beauty Electric Guitar w/ Seymour Duncan USA Pickups, Japan


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Up for sale, an Edwards by ESP model E-LP-92CD electric guitar in excellent condition and in perfect working order. An uncommon instrument made in Japan under ESP's "Edwards" banner, this guitar is a faithful iteration of the LP Custom "Black Beauty" platform with a genuine slab ebony fretboard, mahogany neck, mahogany body, and carved maple cap. The guitar is loaded with the stock pair of USA-made zebra bobbin Seymour Duncan humbuckers, with an SH-1 in the neck position and SH-4 at the bridge. The SH-1 neck pickup 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 that translates to a singing, vocal-like quality when playing single notes or solos. The guitar weighs 9lbs 1oz, professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar with 10-46 strings, low action, and spot-on intonation.

The mahogany neck has a beefy 50s-style baseball bat C shaped profile carve with ideal roundness and heft, measuring .940" deep at the 1st fret and 1.080" at the 12th. The genuine slab ebony fretboard has a 12" fretboard radius, adding to the articulation and glassy note attack of the instrument, with cream binding and pearloid block inlays. The stock medium jumbo frets are pristine, playing cleanly in every register with an optimally adjusted truss rod. The guitar conforms to traditional Gibson spec with a 24 3/4" scale length, and the bone nut measures 1 11/16" in width. The headstock is distinctive for retaining an "open book" shape and features gold Gotoh tuning machines with metal tulip buttons that turn smoothly and hold pitch as they should.

The electronics function as intended, with the factory-installed Seymour Duncan humbuckers wired to a three-way selector switch, with individual Volume and Tone knobs for each pickup. The ABR-1-style bridge and stoptail show some patina through the gold plating, and plastics include a quartet of replacement black reflector cap knobs. Cosmetic wear is limited to scuffing in the pick path, a stray scratch at the treble side body horn edge, and faint scuffs mostly relegated to the back and body perimeter. A stray line of finish checking is present at the back of the headstock between the E tuners, while in contrast, the neck sports a flawless smooth gloss finish.

A gigbag is included.