Whitstable Guitars

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

2013 Edwards ESP  E-SE-100LT VWH MIJ & New Hard Case



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. This particular guitar has USA Seymour Duncan pickups. That's a lot of guitar for the money!

The E-SE-100LT is basically a vintage USA Strat copy but with a few subtle differences, most notably, the fretboard radius is a flatter 9.5" than the original 7.25" which makes bending much easier. The neck profile is a lovely soft "V" which may feel differently initially to the modern "C" profiles found on most Fender Japans but it's very comfortable and was chosen by a session player & recent purchaser in preference to a modern "C" 
Other differences are a softly shaped headstock and a "dual switch mode" The second tone pot has a push/push facility. When it's "in", it acts as any other strat would but when it's "out" 

the sound at the normal bridge and neck positions becomes a series connection sound with adjacent pickups, and the output at the middle position only at the other three positions. You can switch to a total of two types of tones. 
A total of seven different tones can be output with a single guitar. 

This particular guitar is in excellent condition and the only blemish I could find on it was some slight discolouration on the pickguard where the stickers indicating the pickup types had been removed. I have tried to show this in the photos but it is very faint

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


BODY Alder

NECK Hard Maple 1 Piece

FINGERBOARD Maple, 22 frets

RADIUS 240R (9.5")

SCALE 648 mm

NUT Bone (42 mm)

INLAY Black Acrylicl Dot

JOINT Bolt-on



PICKUPS (Neck) Seymour Duncan SSL-1

(Middle) Seymour Duncan SSL-1

(Bridge) Seymour Duncan SSL-3


CONTROLS Master Volume, Neck Tone, Middle Tone, 5 WAY Lever PU Selector

Dual Mode Switch (Push-Push)

Weight: 3620 grammes (7lb 15oz)

Thomann Black Hard Case 

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 can be upgraded to a very nice tweed one but these are an additional £12 each at present.Please contact me before purchasing if you would like this. 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.

Or, you can buy easily and safely using the paypal "buy now" button. Don't forget to select the right option using the drop down menu on price, i.e. Collection, UK shipping or EU shipping. If in doubt, please email me first as Highlands & Islands can sometimes be a little dearer for shipping