Whitstable Guitars

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

Edwards ESP  E-TE-105FM CSB MIJ 2015 & New Hard Case



What a stunner this is from Edwards ESP! Alder body & Maple top & binding, Gold hardwear & USA Seymour Duncans. I couldn't resist it when I saw it listed.

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-TE 105FM is obviously a F****r  Telecaster copy with a few subtle differences. The neck has a slim "C" profile on this guitar. Sometimes Edwards use a "V" profile on their Strats & Teles but this is a "C" profile Maple neck. It's quite slim and is really nice to play, the fretboard radius is 240 mm, nearly 10" so much flatter than the 7.25" on a vintage style F****r. If you look at the back of the body, you can firstly note that the body is contoured like a Strat, making it more comfortable to play and also the neck heel has been shaped to make access to the top frets much easier. I play a couple of tunes on my Tele in the band & the solos are up around the 17th-19th frets and they can be tricky. This certainly makes it easier. The Seymour Duncan USA pickups work as they should in the normal mode but there is a push/push tone pot & when it is in the "out" position it acts as a boost by putting both pickups in series

This guitar was made in 2015 and hasn't been used very much. The frets are in excellent condition with no indents and the guitar is all original. I couldn't find any notable damage. Just some light playing marks and a tiny lacquer crack (not structural) at the usual place on the neck pocket. The gold on the hardwear hasn't tarnished and, as you can see, the film cover is still on the pickguard. This is not unusual to see on the guitars I import. They are usually in superb condition.

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

Please also check out the awesome demo video at the foot of the page. Recorded by session guitarist & friend Rob Burrows, it gives a quick taster of how this guitar can sound
Rob can be contacted via his website for online personal tuition at all levels

BODY Alder (CSB) with Maple top & white binding

NECK Hard Maple 1 Piece

FINGERBOARD Maple, 22 frets


SCALE 648mm

NUT Bone (42mm)

INLAY Black Acrylic Dot

JOINT Bolt-on



PICKUPS (Neck) Seymour Duncan STR-2 RW

(Bridge) Seymour Duncan STL-2


CONTROLS Master Volume, Master Tone, 3 WAY Lever PU Selector

Dual Mode Switch(Push-Push)

Weight: 3804 grammes (8lb 7oz)

Thomann Black Hard Case 

It is possible to switch easily to one of two modes, NORMAL MODE, which can enjoy the sound of two normal single pickups, and CUSTOM MODE which can enjoy powerful sound, with a single switch. See the diagram at the foot of this page.

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