Edwards 335 copies

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  1. Badger

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    I've never played one personally, but they look to spec out really well...and if they are anything like the Les Paul style guitars they made they should be a great "bang for the buck." I haven't read a bad thing about the Edwards line yet.
     
  3. Badger

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    I've read lots of good things about the LP guitars from Edwards - I've got a Tokai LS150 on order at the moment though - so I have to hold fire on a new LP model. I don't own a hollowbody guitar - and I feel the urge to aquire one.
     
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    if you can get one over, do it.
    edwards play wonderfully and are built solid.
    one step down from japanese esps which are great.
     
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    I've had my Edwards LP now for a while and the love affair has not diminished one bit. I consider it to be the best bang for the buck guitar purchase I've ever made.
     
  6. Badger

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    The guitar I'm looking at is a E-SA-130 LTC in vintage white. It's available through:

    www.katanaguitars.com

    Anyone use this shop before?
     
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    After reading many favorable reviews on Edwards guitars I have a E-LP-90LTS on order from Ishibashi. I considered Katana however I was very happy with the price and customer service I received from Hiroaki at Ishibashi. I am still waiting for a couple of weeks for my guitar to be shipped but if you want to email Hiroaki I suggest you try before going with katana.
    Nothing bad to say about them I just went with Ishibashi.

    http://www.ishibashi-music.com ( email 'international enquiry')
     
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    ask at the tokai forum
     
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    Hi,

    I have a red SA-118 and it's absolutely the best bang for the buck guitar I have ever seen. And as I've been in the MI business since 1981 I've seen a lot of guitars. I used to own a Gibson ES-335 but the Edwards is sooo way beyong that guitar in every way. It feels very nice to play, is not heavey sounds just like I want a guitar of this type to sound, is very dynamic
    and looks great to bbot. Comes with a nice hard case.

    Edwards is definitely my favourite non-boutique brand. They have a great TE-86CTM that I'll probably get soon.

    Cheers,

    Mats N
     
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    I have an E-SA-118LTS and I'm very pleased with it. It's a fine ES-335 and as good as any semi I've ever played. I used to own a Heritage "Triple Nickle", but I prefer the neck carve on the Edwards. You can see pics of mine and read a little blurb I wrote on it on my web site:

    http://www3.sympatico.ca/jimi_d/guitars/ed335.htm
     
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    Are the necks on these thin or chunky? What does it compare to in the Gibson line?
     
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    The neck's around a Gibson '60s carve - maybe slightly bigger - a soft C shape. I've never owned a Gibson ES-335, but I've owned four Gibson Les Pauls and a Heritage 555, and it compares favorably with them in terms of construction and tone. This is a production instrument, but a very well built one. My Edwards doesn't feel like a cookie-cutter Korean or Chinese CNC "copy", but like a pro-grade instrument. The attention to detail is very impressive.
     
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    +1 on all the pro-Edwards comments. My Edwards LP has one of the most resonant uplugged tones I've ever heard... and I own four PRS that sound pretty damn good. I'm more and more impressed every time I play it. Thinking about getting another one!
     
  14. Badger

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    Thanks for the replies everyone. I've decided to hunt an E-SA-130LTC down, vintage white.

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    Mats,
    where did you get yours? I'm asking since I live in Norway ;-)
    Another thing, is it a vintage/reissue type 335, or more of a modern take? Does it have vintage or modern/std frets?

    Thanks!
     
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    a lot of scandinavians here!
     
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    Hi,

    I got mine from a privet source. What a lot of swedes are doing is buying it from www.ishibashi.com.

    It's very definitely a vintage feel to it.

    Cheers,

    Mats N
     
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    Thanks :)
     
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    We've got plenty of y'all in Minnesota.

    Sadly, I am only Irish/German. :(

    But sometimes I affect a Scandanavian accent to goad my East Coast betters.

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