Whitstable Guitars

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

2009 Edwards ESP E-LP-98LTC Cherry Sunburst & New Hard Case



Here's another excellent guitar from Edwards ESP. This Les Paul model is from the "LTS" or "Lacquer Taste Series" This is a process where a thin nitro cellulose finish is applied over a poly varnish. The result is a satin type finish so not the usual high gloss finish that you often see. To me it looks a bit classier!  This Edwards has the usual top quality build and specs from this guitar builder. Mahogany body with Maple top, Mahogany neck & USA Seymour Duncan 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 particular guitar is finished in a Cherry Sunburst. It does have some tiny chips and marks to the finish but these are mostly on the back and sides. There is also some scratching on the back I have highlighted  in the gallery photos.  This guitar has been used  but any marks are consistent with age  The frets have around 70% life left and the guitar plays really well.

2009 Edwards ESP Japan E-LP-98 LTS Cherry Sunburst

BODY  (Top) Maple (Back) Mahogany with Ivory Binding

NECK Mahogany

FINGERBOARD   Rosewood, 22 frets with Ivory Binding

Weight: 3.50 kg

RADIUS    305R

SCALE    628mm

NUT  Bone (43mm)

INLAY  Pearloid Dish

JOINT  Set-neck


BRIDGE  Old Type Tune-Matic & GOTOH GE101Z

PICKUPS  (Neck) Seymour Duncan SH-1n

(Bridge) Seymour Duncan SH-4


CONTROLS  Neck: Volume &Tone, Bridge: Volume &Tone, Toggle PU Selector

CASE  Brand new Thomann/Gator 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 gig bag 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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