Whitstable Guitars

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

2008 Edwards ESP Japan E-PO-100D "Potbelly"  Black & new fitted hard case



Here's another superb guitar from Edwards ESP. The Potbelly was originally made by ESP and was very "high end" at around 200,000 Yen (£1350.00) and this is a later model by Edwards who are a part of the ESP group. Usual top quality build and specs from this great 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 has some wear around the body with a few scratches & chips but all of this is consistent with age. Also & most notably, the bridge pickup has been changed to a Seymour Duncan SH-4b. The guitar is around 15 years old but the frets are excellent as is the overall condition.   The guitar has been properly "played in" and it plays & sounds great. Lots of sustain & nice low action

Edwards ESP Japan E-PO-100D "Potbelly"  Black



BODY (Top) Maple (Back) Mahogany

w/Natural Binding(Black on White Binding)

NECK Mahogany

FINGERBOARD Rosewood, 22 frets (Black on White Binding)


SCALE 628mm

NUT Bone (43mm)

INLAY Pearl Dot

JOINT Set-neck


BRIDGE Old Type Tune-Matic & GOTOH GE101Z

PICKUPS (Neck) Seymour Duncan SH-1n

(Bridge) Seymour Duncan SH-4b


CONTROLS Master Volume, Master Tone, Toggle PU Selector

Thomann Rectangular 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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