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wooderson
03-06-2008, 01:32 PM
Ordered from Ishibashi last Friday, they had to get it from ESP and it still arrived this afternoon. Excellent packing job - box inside of box, bubble wrap inside of bubble wrap inside of bubble wrap - with still more on the outside of the box.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2360/2314509649_c6474c0e14_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/celluloidpropaganda/2314509649/)

Unfortunately, I don't have a tuner or cables at the moment and it's sleeting/snowing pretty good outside (I'm from Texas, we're confused by this cold weather stuff)...

FloridaSam
03-06-2008, 01:34 PM
That's frickin' gorgeous.

jbbusybee
03-06-2008, 03:11 PM
Just wait till you plug it in!

amigo30
03-06-2008, 03:13 PM
Damn, I like those Edwards. Tell us more when you can.

Did we ever determine if you can get a 130 non-reliced?

Wally1
03-06-2008, 03:19 PM
Awesome looking guitar man! I really dig the Edwards guitars (I've had 3 of them).
Amigo30...The 130 is only available in the Reliced version.

buckwild
03-06-2008, 03:28 PM
oh man, that is so cool. Tell us more.

5E3
03-06-2008, 03:49 PM
Beautiful! Congrats!

mrmojorisin
03-06-2008, 03:50 PM
I got an Edwards 335 the other day and it is friggin perfect.

....just like my two Edwards LP's!

screamtone
03-06-2008, 04:30 PM
Dude... how much did it end up being with shipping? Does it have the Super Circuit (or whatever they call it)?

wooderson
03-06-2008, 05:03 PM
I think that, after the yen conversion, it was $1120 w/ shipping.

Dumo
03-06-2008, 05:11 PM
How heavy is it? The reason I ask is I had Joe's (buckwild) old Edwards Jimmy Page Replica with super circuit and it was actually too light. I know I have heard these aren't chambered but it's hard for me to believe. The JP lacked the sustain and low end chunk I'm used to with LPs. Not to rain on the parade. I think it looks great and I'd like to get another one if it was around 8.5-9 lbs.

wooderson
03-06-2008, 05:18 PM
It feels pretty hefty, but I don't have a scale.

60HzShuffle
03-06-2008, 05:21 PM
Congrats on a pretty guitar! I have an Edwards 335-style guitar and love it.

BluePowder
03-06-2008, 07:03 PM
Beautiful!

What a wonderful looking example!

You don't know Edwards till you plug one in, easily beats most standard gibby LPs! :D

Nice looking chair by the way!

Soundhound
03-06-2008, 07:13 PM
I got the same guitar recently, also from Ishibashi. It doesn't lack low endchunck, or anything else. It plays like butter, it's a freakin tone machine I tell ya.

I played a 335 and a les paul in my first lifetime, when I played for a living. Since I started playing again a few years ago though, I've been all Strat and Tele. Till now. I haven';t taken any other guitar out of the house since I got this guitar. I loooooooooove it. :BEER

Caretaker
03-06-2008, 07:15 PM
:drool:drool:drool:drool:drool:drool:drool

drunkenguitar
03-06-2008, 08:35 PM
That is a sweet guitar. I'd love to get the Sykes model. That thing looks like a total heavy metal beast.

wooderson
03-06-2008, 08:51 PM
D'oh, managed to break a string before I even got to play it.

Elmer
03-06-2008, 09:46 PM
Holy crap, that's gorgeous. Really nice!

:AOK

And yeah - snow in TX in March? WTF? N. Dallas was pretty well shut down by about 4:00 this afternoon. Of course, I didn't complain about having to leave work early today... :D

Wedgie
03-07-2008, 06:28 AM
Very nice guitar! I'm a big Edwards fan myself and I think one of those might be in my near future...

SgtThump
03-07-2008, 06:53 AM
How heavy is it? The reason I ask is I had Joe's (buckwild) old Edwards Jimmy Page Replica with super circuit and it was actually too light. I know I have heard these aren't chambered but it's hard for me to believe. The JP lacked the sustain and low end chunk I'm used to with LPs. Not to rain on the parade. I think it looks great and I'd like to get another one if it was around 8.5-9 lbs.

I've had a couple of Edwards LP copies and I loved them! But I admit that they didn't sound or play exactly like the real deal Les Paul's I've owned (although they look just like them.) But with that said, I still thought they sounded better than 90% of the other guitars I've owned.

The Edwards LPs seemed to sound real clear to me. Like the frets and stuff just allowed every note to ring out real clear (moreso than the Les Pauls I've owned and still own.)

I dunno, but I loved them. I'm back to Gibson now, but the Edwards rock!

amigo30
03-09-2008, 07:29 AM
Alright, Wooderson...

What's the story? How does she sound and play? Give us the first impressions!

got tone
03-20-2008, 05:06 PM
Alright, Wooderson...

What's the story? How does she sound and play? Give us the first impressions!
bump

well?

Robert1950
03-20-2008, 06:52 PM
I think it's worth the few hundred extra to get the 130 LTS/RE

wooderson
03-20-2008, 06:57 PM
Just got it back from a guitar tech/luthier with a basic setup. I can barely play, but it feels great and sounds good so far.

kherman
03-21-2008, 06:44 AM
Congrats!
Wlecome to the Edwards club!

indravayu
03-21-2008, 08:29 AM
I'd also like to welcome you to the Edwards club - I have the similar 105-LTS/RE (but with the super circuit). Really great guitars for the money!

I did some mods to mine that have really made this guitar sing: TonePros locking bridge and tailpiece, Sozo 400v caps and unpotted Smits Classic Coils humbuckers (the SD's are decent, but I still prefer hand-wound, boutique PUPs).

- Chris

Dave Orban
03-21-2008, 08:40 AM
Beautiful! :dude

got tone
03-21-2008, 11:32 AM
Just got it back from a guitar tech/luthier with a basic setup. I can barely play, but it feels great and sounds good so far.

what'd your friendly tech/luthier have to say 'bout it??

all ears....

ToneCrafter
03-21-2008, 12:32 PM
Beautiful guitar, man. I'd love to get one in Tobacco Burst.

got tone
03-22-2008, 11:25 PM
Ordered from Ishibashi last Friday, they had to get it from ESP and it still arrived this afternoon. Excellent packing job - box inside of box, bubble wrap inside of bubble wrap inside of bubble wrap - with still more on the outside of the box.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2360/2314509649_c6474c0e14_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/celluloidpropaganda/2314509649/)

Unfortunately, I don't have a tuner or cables at the moment and it's sleeting/snowing pretty good outside (I'm from Texas, we're confused by this cold weather stuff)...

What color finish is this one???

Would love to hear what the luthier said 'bout it!

wooderson
03-23-2008, 12:33 AM
That one is tobacco burst. I actually like plain tops better than flame tops, but the darker edges make the flame look better than the lighter burst IMO.

I didn't get a chance to talk with him for long (Kerry of Kerry's Guitars, he seems to be super busy right now) but he said the Edwards he's dealt with have all been nice guitars. Recommended that I not change anything, the bridge/tailpiece/nut etc. were at least as good as he would ask.

M@tt C
03-23-2008, 06:46 AM
Very nice! That certainly is feeding my "non Gibson" LP GAS......

I went to the Ishibashi site, but I couldn't find the Edwards line- by chance, do you have a link??

m@

amigo30
03-23-2008, 08:17 AM
I went to the Ishibashi site, but I couldn't find the Edwards line- by chance, do you have a link?

This will get you to Ishabashi's page:
http://www.ishibashi.co.jp/webshop/guitar/esp/edwards/index.htm

This will get you to Ikebe Gakki:
http://www.ikebe-gakki.com/shopping_20.php?cate=1&s_cate=1&brand=57&state=1&img_flg=1&page_cnt=48&order=1&state2=&start_index=0

This guy on ebay sells a lot of them:
http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQsassZmijsixstringskatana (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-1751-2978-71/1?AID=5463217&PID=2678043&loc=http%3A%2F%2Fsearch.ebay.com%2F_W0QQsassZmijsi xstringskatana)

Here's ESP/Edwards homepage:
http://www.espguitars.co.jp/edwards/index.html

Here's a good currency converter for translating yen into dollars:
http://www.xe.com/ucc/

wooderson
03-23-2008, 02:04 PM
I e-mailed Ishibashi (the English link on their website) and asked about pricing on this specific model. I'm not sure if they were out of stock or just don't regularly stock them, but they got one from ESP in a day, checked it out and shipped it to me.

M@tt C
03-23-2008, 03:36 PM
This will get you to Ishabashi's page:
http://www.ishibashi.co.jp/webshop/guitar/esp/edwards/index.htm

This will get you to Ikebe Gakki:
http://www.ikebe-gakki.com/shopping_20.php?cate=1&s_cate=1&brand=57&state=1&img_flg=1&page_cnt=48&order=1&state2=&start_index=0

This guy on ebay sells a lot of them:
http://search.ebay.com/_W0QQsassZmijsixstringskatana (http://rover.ebay.com/rover/1/711-1751-2978-71/1?AID=5463217&PID=2678043&loc=http%3A%2F%2Fsearch.ebay.com%2F_W0QQsassZmijsi xstringskatana)

Here's ESP/Edwards homepage:
http://www.espguitars.co.jp/edwards/index.html

Here's a good currency converter for translating yen into dollars:
http://www.xe.com/ucc/

Perfect- thanks!:AOK

fish78
03-23-2008, 04:27 PM
Does anybody know the rhyme or reason Edwards makes the PU-finish decisions they do? What I am getting at is why don't they offer a gloss finish lacquer finished model with the antiquity PUs? I am not a huge gan of reliced models...and I like shiney....

w9six
03-23-2008, 08:31 PM
I just picked up a 98lts here a week ago. the only mod these things need to play out is a good case. anything else is just personal taste.

daddyo
03-24-2008, 11:56 AM
Great colour.

johnny5
03-24-2008, 04:48 PM
How heavy is it? The reason I ask is I had Joe's (buckwild) old Edwards Jimmy Page Replica with super circuit and it was actually too light. I know I have heard these aren't chambered but it's hard for me to believe. The JP lacked the sustain and low end chunk I'm used to with LPs. Not to rain on the parade. I think it looks great and I'd like to get another one if it was around 8.5-9 lbs.


I have a relic Jimmy Page and it is light as well. I have to admit that (i think because of the weight) it does lack a little bit of low end. I have some more hefty LP style guitars and they have more low end but DO NOT have the clarity of the Jimmy Page. When I first got it, I was concerned about it but after playing it for a while, I am realizing it is truely a great guitar. sometimes i miss the chunk but as soon as a play a full chord and can hear every single note and it rrrings, the feeling passes.

My take on it is that if you want a LP for primarily heavy sounding stuff and use lots of gain all the time, then maybe a heavier axe will do you better. But if you play with a wide range of gain settings and play any sort of complex chords, these Edwards guitars are spectacular, especially for the money. I have not played a Gibson LP I like better, but I stop at the $2500 mark.