NGD - Edwards Flying V

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  1. rich-96db

    rich-96db Member

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    I've always wanted a Flying V, but it seems that Gibson has limited the options these days to models costing $1,999 or more.

    I found this Edwards (ESP) Flying V on eBay and with shipping, it was less than half the price of the Gibson.

    It's well-made: Gotoh tuners, bone nut, bound fretboard, great fretwork, Seymour Duncan pickups (SH-1N, SH-4) and 50's style wiring (without independent volume controls - pots appear to be linear taper). It came with an ESP gig bad, but I probably buy a hard shell case.

    The transaction through eBay was very smooth. I paid through PayPal in U.S. dollars. It was ordered at noon on Sunday and on my porch in Ohio by noon on Thursday.
     
  2. TattooedCarrot

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    So what do you think of it? I like the older 70's style construction, the more rounded headstock and block inlays. I've been tempted more than once but I rarely see anything but the Schenker model (don't want) and the aged white (already have a Gibson in white).
     
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    WOW! That's frigging sweet! I've been thinking that the Edwards might be a good way to get a decent V, but I've never bought anything overseas like that. It's reassuring that the everything worked well with and you're happy with your V. Congrats!
     
  4. rich-96db

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    Tattooed - I think it's a decent replica of a vintage V. As you noted, it's closer to the 70's style construction. The neck sits fairly high about the body in comparison to the more modern Gibson's. I think that's why they used the pick-up rings on top of the pickguard to get more height out of the pick-ups.

    It's definitely got a more classic sound. It's probably too hard to see from the pic, but it's got the old style knobs - very tall, but the numbered area is almost flat.

    The model # is EF-V-100D, they also come in black or red.
     
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    I was apprehensive about buying overseas as well. I didn't want to go the Ishibashi route because they will only charge your credit card in Japanese Yen and I was concerned about getting hit with credit card charges.

    I searched and found this guy on eBay: http://www.ebay.com/usr/yasoohmusic1109

    His messages are in English and the transaction was extremely smooth. Shipping from Japan to Ohio in under 5 days through EMS. It usually takes longer than that for me to get something shipped in the U.S.
     
  6. Ivo

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    Grats! White flying v = gorgeous. I had an Edwards 335 custom a few years back. Amazing quality and a great guitar. Might swing for an LP this year.
     
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    I have a 2009 Edwards V in the Michael Schenker paint... it rawks...my favorite guitar now.
     
  8. rummy

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    Sick! For the same reasons you mentioned, I've looked at Edwards Vs as well. If they're anything like the Edwards LP I had back in '09, you're in for a treat! Congrats.
     

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