Up for sale, a 2014 Edwards by ESP E-TE-92M/LT electric guitar in exceptional, 100% original condition and in perfect working order, complete with the original gigbag. Expertly crafted in Japan and rarely seen outside its country of origin, this quality take on the ‘52 Tele platform features a gloss Blonde-finished solid ash body, maple neck and fretboard, and stock pair of Seymour Duncan single coil pickups. Strummed acoustically, the guitar has a natural authority and sweetness, delivering essential twang, snap, and muscly cut via the Duncan STL-2 and STR-2 pickup compliment. In addition to the traditional three-way Tele pickup selector switch, a push/pull Dual Mode switch engages the pickups in series for a particularly fat sound. Weighing 9lbs 1oz, this Edwards has been professionally setup here at Mike & Mike’s Guitar Bar with 10-46 strings, low action, and accurate intonation.
The maple neck has a medium V shaped profile carve, measuring .855” deep at the 1st fret and .910” at the 12th. The maple fretboard features dot inlay and stock medium jumbo fretwire which has its full factory height and good meat, showing only light wear exclusively beneath the plain strings on the crowns of frets 1-2 and virtually no wear further up the fretboard. The guitar plays cleanly in all registers up the straight neck with an ideally adjusted and responsive truss rod. The scale length is 25 1/2“, and the nut measures 1 11/16“ in width. The headstock features a round string tree and set of Deluxe-branded Kluson style tuners that turn smoothly and hold pitch well.
On the body, the electronics work as they should, with Master Volume and Tone knobs, a push/pull Dual Mode switch, and three-way pickup selector switch governing the Seymour Duncan single coil pair. The chrome hardware is extremely clean including the control plate, knurled knobs, and bridge base, complete with a trio of brass saddles. A top hat switch tip and single-ply black pickguard round out the plastic parts. Cosmetic wear is limited to light scuffing in the pick path, an isolated shallow mark in the clear coat on the back treble side lower bout edge, and a few requisite scuffs in the gloss clear coat on the body as a whole. A few minuscule marks are present at the tip of the headstock, while the neck profile sports a pristine smooth gloss finish.
The original padded ESP gigbag is included.