This probably wont apply to anyone not shopping in Japan but it might help someone someday. Im looking at maybe getting an LP Special single cut copy. Edwards - 70, 000 yen Grass Roots - 44,000 yen Thats a $260 (roughly) difference So since they are both the same size shape, both set necks, same woods used, the only visible difference is the name...what gives? 1) The Edwards uses Seymour Duncan pups...but thats like a $75 difference. Where the rest of the money going? 2) Edwards is made in Japan, Grass Roots is made in Korea. To many Japanese being made in Korea is a big deal. Unlike a US Strat vs a Mexi Strat where the components are very different and only LOOK similar, the Edwards/Grass Roots thing (Short of the pups) is the same animal right down to the DNA (Grass Roots and Edwards are both part of ESP guitars). So there it is. If I cant get back my Gibby Special, Im getting that TV YLW Grass Roots.