Up for sale, an Edwards by ESP model E-LP-130CD electric guitar in 100% original condition and in perfect working order. A rare instrument made in Japan under ESP's "Edwards" banner, this guitar is a faithful iteration of the LP Custom platform with a genuine slab ebony fretboard, mahogany body, and carved maple cap. The guitar is loaded with the stock pair of USA-made Seymour Duncan humbuckers, with an SH-1 in the neck position and SH-6 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-6 Distortion is a high-output passive humbucker. It incorporates a massive ceramic magnet and hot coil windings to deliver powerful yet balanced rich upper-midrange harmonic content. Lows are tight and mean, while the highs scream, making it a go-to pickup for hard-hitting crunchy rhythms and blazing lead tones. The guitar weighs 9lbs 6oz, professionally setup here at Mike & Mike's Guitar Bar with 10-46 strings, low action, and spot-on intonation.
The mahogany neck has a chunky 50s-style "baseball bat" C profile carve, measuring .905" deep at the 1st fret and an impressive 1.030" at the 12th. The genuine slab ebony fretboard adds to the articulation and glassy note attack of the instrument with cream binding and pearloid block inlays. The stock jumbo frets have good height and meat, with only light wear under the plain strings on the crowns of frets 1-12. The guitar plays cleanly in every register with a straight neck, optimally adjusted truss rod, and a 12” fretboard radius. The guitar conforms to traditional Gibson spec with a 24 3/4" scale length and 1 11/16" wide bone nut. 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 and individual Volume and Tone knobs for each pickup. The gold hardware shows patina on the edges of the pickup covers and bass side of the ABR-1 and stopbar tailpiece. Plastics include a quartet of witch hat knobs, pickguard, and pickup rings. Cosmetic wear is limited to scuffing in the pick path, two spots of impact and chipped finish on the back lower bout body edge, and faint scattered minuscule marks on the body as a whole. The neck profile sports a clean, smooth gloss finish.
A gigbag is included.