Good Vacation... New Axe... Edwards E-LP-85CD JS

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  1. Reverend Voodoo

    Reverend Voodoo Member

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    I just got back from 3 weeks in Japan, visiting the in-laws and I found something... :cool:

    Edwards E-LP-85CD JS

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    BODY :
    (Top)Hard Maple
    (Back) Mahogany
    NECK : Mahogany
    FINGERBOARD : Ebony , 22frets
    SCALE : 628mm (24.75 inch) / Medium
    JOINT : Set-Neck
    PICKUPS :
    (Front) Seymour Duncan SH-6n
    (Rear) Seymour DuncanSH-6b
    CONTROL :
    Front & Rear Volume
    Front & Rear Tone
    Toggle PU Selector
    BRIDGE :
    Tune-Matic / Stop Tailpiece

    Yes.. it has the John Sykes treatment and man, it is a bad axe...

    I'm a Happy Camper... got to learn some Thin Lizzy now... :D
     
  2. johnmfer

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    Sweet! Congrats! That looks beautiful!

    With luck, I'll make it to Japan this year. However, I worry about all the cool gear they have there. Self control is not an easy thing.
     
  3. nsriley

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    Man that Sykes model is sweet man!!!!! RAWK!!!!!

    -Peace
    -Nate
     
  4. AlexF

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    I recently got the Edwards LP Standard, it really is a killer example, one of the 2 best LP's I've ever owned - it has that thing where the note blooms after its played, just great guitars.
    Al
     
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    Oops, double post....
     
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    Nice score there, Rev! My Edwards LP should be arriving here in the States by the end of the week from Ishibashi so I'm getting antsy too. :) I ordered one of the nitro lacquered JP-esque models though (E-LP-105LTS/RE without the Super Circuit though). Gonna have to break out the ZZ Top & bone up on that stuff now. :D I haven't even received mine yet & I'm ready to order another Edwards...but a E-TE-98M: basically a replica of Keef's tele "Macawber" :dude Gonna hold off on that for a while though.
     
  7. Lee Bob

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    I really want the antique white Edwards LP Custom. Just need to free up a bit of cash and I'll pull the trigger. I've heard nothing but good things regarding them.
     
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    Where do you purchase these replicas? Not just Edwards, but Tokai and any other highly regarded brands? Are they heavy? Solid wood?

    Assuming that one does not frequent Japan.
     
  9. Reverend Voodoo

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    Thanks all!

    You guys will not be disappointed with your new axes...

    This thing never stops amazing me...

    I have a few guitars in my stable ( this is # 14) but this is going to be my go to for the Les Pual needs... I also have an old Japanese Hondo II Professional that I refinished about 12 years ago.. I dropped some GFS Hot Nickle pickups in that thing before I left for Japan and that kicks ass as well...

    But the Edwards is top notch, straight out of the box. The Gig Bag it came with is excellent as well!
     
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    Hmmmmm......
    Thinking of selling my Gibson SG Standard and gettin me one of these.

    Hmmm......
     
  11. Reverend Voodoo

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    Most guitar stores in Japan carry them...

    in the USA, I guess you have Ebay

    As for the Solid Wood question, the Edwards, Burny and Grassroots are all Soild wood.

    The Edwards are BODY :
    (Top)Hard Maple
    (Back) Mahogany
    NECK : Mahogany
    FINGERBOARD : Ebony , 22frets


    Are they Heavy...

    not for me, but I play a 12 pound Brass-bodied Resonator too.. so heavy is relative... ;)
     
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    I will seriously be looking into Edward's LP's when I save up for a LP again.

    -Peace
    -Nate
     
  14. GuitslingerTim

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    Ishibashi is the Japanese dealer most people in the USA buy from. The best thing to do is email or call them. Most Edwards sell for $700-$800 plus $150 or so in shipping costs.
     
  15. AlexF

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    Just check your 'Buy' ebay search engine worldwide. I have used sixstringkatana, hisashi and japanoldguitar all very successfully, quick and efficient. 'katana in particular comes up with some great guitars, he has had several of the aged jimmy page edwards guitars which look great. The flametop standards typically go for around $650 plus shipping ($120 to the states IIRC). He packs very well too.
    Al
     
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    I was in the Ochanomizu district in Tokyo last August and it was the most profound gear shopping experience I've ever had.

    Another line that is particularly good is the ESP Navigator series. I played a "500" level (500,000 yen or roughly 5K USD -it's probably different now but for a long time 100:1 was close enough for a rough estimate) LP copy and it was nice, but yikes!! More than a Gibson custom shop!!

    I think the Grassroots are an ESP product line, too - could be remembering that incorrectly though.

    I've got a couple sections of catalogues that I pdf'ed (The ESP catalogue is HUGE!!).

    If anyone has hosting capability I could email if there is interest, or alternatively if there is a way to host a file that is straightforward.... (I have photobucket, is there a way to host a pdf?)

    Scott
     
  17. Reverend Voodoo

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    Amen Brother!

    I went to Ochanomizu when I was there 2 weeks ago... it is like guitar store porn heaven!

    It is amazing the number of guitars, amps and effects in one area...

    what surprised me was the number of high end amps I saw as well... Fush, Marshall handwires, Engl, Diesel, Krank, Old Marshalls and Fenders.. it is really amazing...

    The ESP catalog is incredible...

    Did you ever hit the ESP Craft House in Shibuya? That place is amazing...

    and yes $1=100 yen is the best way to figure...
     
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    I looked on the ishibashi website but can't find the Edwards. Can somebody give a link?
     
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    Grassroots are the low end of ESP's offerings. They're all MIK or MIC, afaik.
     

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