are these Made in China and only finished in Japan? Read something like this somewhere and they do tend to be cheaper than MIJ Tokais.... still look pretty nice thou, but what's under the hood?
From that same thread, someone posted a video from ESP Japan's Youtube channel of the guys from Anthrax visiting the ESP Tokyo factory. At 5:11, at the lower right, you can see a row of Edwards guitars off the assembly line.The bottom line is that complete production of Edwards has returned to Japan after a brief interlude (at least 2009 maybe longer) when the initial phase of the manufacture (woodworking through painting) was done at the ESP China facility. While Edwards falls a little short of the Navagator line, the fit and finish are superb making Edwards guitars the most under-rated guitar brand in Japan. The bang-for-the-buck makes them one of the best buys around.
it's possible but you would need to stick a small piece of wood under the spot where the lower screw goes. Not a big deal, I saw a guy on youtube do this on an Epiphone.That's good to hear, I've been lusting after various Edwards models for a while and was wondering how to tell MIC from MIJ. Not that I have a problem with MIC as such, my first dreadnought was a Chinese Blueridge and everyone loves that thing.
Anyway, does anyone know if it's possible to fit a two-screw truss rod cover on the LP and SG models? I don't want to change the logo or anything, but the big one-screw plate they use is the only thing I don't like about them.