Whitstable Guitars

A selection of good quality, used guitars and specialising in imports from Japan since 2008

Edwards ESP Japan E-LP-130 CD (Seth Lover SD Pickups) with new hard case



Here's another superb guitar from Edwards ESP.  Usual top quality build and specs from this great guitar builder. Mahogany body with Maple top, Mahogany neck & upgraded with USA Seymour Duncan SH-55 "Seth Lover" pickups.

Edwards guitars are made in Japan by ESP. You won't see very many in the UK & every one of those I have seen has been an import. As far as I am aware, Edwards guitars are generally close replicas of USA guitars & as such, they are just made for the Japanese domestic market. What I will say about them is that they are built to a really high standard & not only that, they use good woods (Ash/Alder/Mahogany etc) and are usually fitted with USA pickups & electrics (CTS pots & switches) and Japanese GOTOH hardwear. The Edwards Les Paul range are always popular & they never hang around very long.

This ESP Edwards E-LP-130CD is a beautiful model with premium tonewoods and Gold coloured hardwear This Edwards Series instrument was originally intended for Japanese market only, so it’s quite rare elsewhere.

The E-LP-130CD features a Mahogany body with a hard Maple top, mahogany set neck and an Ebony fingerboard with 22 frets.  The neck circumference is 116 mm at the first fret & 135 mm at the 12th fret making it fairly slim. Other premium features include Gotoh tuners, vintage style Tune-O-Matic bridge and this guitar has upgraded Seymour Duncan SH-55 Seth Lover pickups for a smooth, sweet tone.

This model has a stylish satin black finish with gold-coloured hardware, cream bindings and pearloid block inlays.

The guitar comes in a new fitted hard case

Built in 2009 it is in overall very good condition but there are a few small scrapes and knocks consistent with age including some buckle rash on the back & I also noticed that the knobs had been changed from the "Witches Hat" style to a "Top Hat" style


Body: Mahogany

Top: Hard Maple

Neck: Mahogany, Set Neck

Scale: 24.75” (628mm)

Fingerboard: Ebony, Radius 305mm

Nut: 43mm, Bone

Frets: 22

Bridge: Gotoh Old Type Tune-O-Matic & GE101Z

Tuners: Gotoh SG301-04

Neck Pickup: Seymour Duncan "Seth Lover" Neck (SH-55N)

Bridge Pickup: Seymour Duncan "Seth Lover" Bridge (SH-55B)

Electronics: 2x Volume, 2x Tone, 3-Way Switch

Inlays: Pearloid Block

Bindings: Cream

Pickguard: Black 3 ply

Headstock: Custom Inlay on Black

Strap Buttons: Standard

Hardware Color: Nickel

Colour: Black

Finish: Satin Lacquer

Weight: 3.77kg

CASE  Brand new Thomann fitted hard case

All in all it's an excellent guitar from ESP that you probably won't find here in the UK

Hard Case

As said many times, all my guitars come shipped in a new black hard case which is included in the price. I find this is the safest way to avoid damage in transit. This case is a nice new fitted one from Thomann in Germany.  Alternatively, if you are collecting the guitar and, like some buyers have cases coming out of their ears, that's no problem, I'll adjust the price (usually around a £30 discount) and I can usually find you an old gigbag to take the guitar away in. The only hard and fast rule I have is that i won't ship a guitar in a gigbag

If you are further interested in this guitar, you can either email me with any queries & I'll do my best to get back to you within 24 hours.

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