Edwards Les Paul Custom :-)

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  1. 4nkam

    4nkam Member

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    Hey guys...So I thought I'd put up some pix of my recently acquired edwards lp custom, aka...the BEAST, haha :)
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  2. Wally1

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    Nice guitar! What pickups are in it? I had an Edwards Sykes model LP Custom for a while and it was cool. I'd still like to pick up an Edwards LP Jr. sometime. The Edwards are decent guitars for the money.
     
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    Thanks...It has a JB and 59 installed right now and I'm thinking about getting another set but with gold covers. Buuuuuuut, I kinda dig the way it looks :)

    mJ
     
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    The zebras look cool. I've always liked the zebra look and I currently have 2 guitars with Zebras. The Gold would look really good too. That's a tough choise because both look good!
     
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    many congrats, these are the best copies out there
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    I just got an Edwards ES-335 dot myself, and it's amazing - it's one of the Lacquer Taste line, and the Nitro finish is just beautiful. Add a long neck tenon, perfect binding, excellent hardware (Duncan pups, of course, SH-2/SH-14) and a weight under 8 lbs., and you've got the perfect 335 for me... these guitar are a terrific value!
     
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    I have been considering either one of the Edwards Specials or a 335 style. The more photos I see, the more I want one.
     
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    That's a very nice looking guitar. I took a look online and found they're made by ESP. I'm curious how they've avoided the rath of the big G?? (A PRS single cut looks nothing like that...)
     
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    They're made in Japan for the Japanese market only (although you can import them, obviously), and thus fall outside U.S. copyright/trademark jurisdiction.
     
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    That looks SWEET, they're like $700 right? ;)

    Wonder how those stand up to Historics, as they are Long Tenon and NON-Weight releived. How much she weigh?
     
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    Comprehensive tone review?
     
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    Does this guy have a website? I'm trying to look up more information on these guitars.
     
  14. 4nkam

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    Thanks guys...Yeah normally they sell for around $850 shipped from japan, but I got this off a guy on another board for a much lower price :) The funny thing is I almost bought this EXACT guitar about a year ago too!

    All I can say is, aside from having the gibson logo/name on the headstock, I would actually find it fairly hard to buy one gibson when I could snag a couple of these bad boys. Now, I'm not necessarily a LP purist where every little thing like the caps and wiring has to be down to a specific time period in order to be "good" :D But I know what I like and that's a guitar that 1) sounds good 2) feels good 3) and looks good. This guitar nails all of that and more.

    The sounds are just great, unplugged it has a vibrant and pretty resonate acoustic tone. It weighs in a tad over 8 pounds so it isn't a backbreaker, but still has a good amount of solid weight and feels very beastly when you play :)

    It really does feel great to play too. At first, I wasn't sure how I would like the thicker neck since I'm used to thinner C shaped profiles and 1 5/8" widths. Obviously this bad boy is a bit chunkier :) but...I've been playing it for about a week now and I really dig the way it feels, it feels pretty natural now.

    Last but not least, it looks really great too. The finish and attention to detail is great. I can't find any flaws except two spots where the binding is lighter...but it's not very drastic at all.

    I would say pick one up if you can, you will probably enjoy it very much and if you're like me, you'll want to grab a few more later :)

    mJ
     
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    Most of the models are here: http://www.espguitars.co.jp/edwards/index.html

    You gotta order through a japanese dealer though. One of them that people have had good experience with is katana guitars on ebay and http://www.katanaguitars.com Their prices are just a tad higher than the cheapest dealer in japan, so it's still a pretty good deal.

    mJ
     
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    Nice...looks like a reasonable way do the Al Dimeola thing. :)
    Greg
     
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    What method did you use to trace the neck carve?
     
  18. dogfood

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    The Edwards Les Paul is 94,500 Yen and converted to USD @ 114.7 or inverse @ .00871838 converts to $823 new from the Edwards web site. In case you were wondering...
     
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    Japanese guitars are a GREAT value IMHO. I've got two Japanese-made Lesters (Tokai LS-80S & LS-150) and they are flawless! The only weakness is the pickups which were swapped out for Lollars and Voodoos. I also like the "medium" thickness necks too. Seems that the Japanese don't have big hands so it's rare to find a huge neck on these guitars (although I'm sure they are out there..). The only Edwards I've played is the JP Lester and I have to say it was a nice guitar, but not my cup of tea.

    That's my $.02...

    -KD
     
  20. gkelm

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    335 eh? Where'd you get that? I liked my Edwards Page...and this sounds like a possible semi-hollow fix. :)
     

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