Edwards ESP E-TE-92M Trans Blonde MIJ 2005 & 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-TE 92M is obviously a F****r Telecaster copy with a few subtle differences. The neck on this Edwards is quite similar to a F****r Japan . Maybe a touch thicker like a 50s Tele but really nice to play. Later Edwards Strats & Teles have a soft "V" profile on the neck but not this one. The fretboard radius is 240 mm, nearly 10" so much flatter than the 7.25" on a vintage style F****r. 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 2005 and is finished in a lovely translucent blonde which shows the grain of the Ash body really nicely. The guitar has had some use. When it came in, the body had a few knocks & chips which I have had to repair. These are greatly improved & won't get any worse but you can still see the discolouration. Please see the photos for details. I have arrowed the marks which are most visible. The lower price reflects these marks but all in all the guitar looks very good & plays really nicely
All in all it's an excellent guitar from ESP that you won't easily find here in the UK
BODY Ash (Blonde)
NECK Hard Maple 1 Piece
FINGERBOARD Maple, 22 frets
NUT Bone (42mm)
INLAY Black Acrylic Dot
TUNER GOTOH SD91-05M
BRIDGE TE Type 3 WAY brass saddles
PICKUPS (Neck) Seymour Duncan STR-2 RW
(Bridge) Seymour Duncan STL-2
PARTS COLOUR Nickel
CONTROLS Master Volume, Master Tone, 3 WAY Lever PU Selector
Dual Mode Switch(Push-Push)
Weight: 3772 Grammes (8lb 5oz)
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.
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.
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