How are Edwards LPs so light?

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  1. Udonitron

    Udonitron Psychedelic Stoner Rock Premium Member

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    No veneer here:

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    Or here:

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    ok i see what you are referring to. they must have done that with some guitars obviously. maybe the lower rungs of the models or painted versions of those models, who knows.
    i doubt you'd find that on a higher level eddy. i could be wrong though.
     
  3. SingeMonkey

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    If Udonitron's was also super light and one piece and very clearly not veneer, then it points to the species of wood used. If it were a true mahogany just grown under conditions that give a lighter timber, why wouldn't everyone use that?

    Most likely another species that isn't generally considered a 'true' mahogany. Definitely a great option for lighter LPs even if the sound is slightly different.
     
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    that guitar has become somewhat of a local buzz. i sold it to a friend who guitar tech's at a local shop and gigs regularly. it's just got such a good feel to it, everyone who holds it freaks a little because it's so light. (And of course the fiesta red finish!)
     
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  5. Udonitron

    Udonitron Psychedelic Stoner Rock Premium Member

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    *gasp*
    You SOLD it!?
    For shame....for freakin shame.
     
  6. Olds442

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    not at all. you sold it too so don't shame me. :laugh2:

    it wasn't a money grab though, i let her go for $650 because I knew Doug really wanted it and i consider him to be a good friend. dude has jammed for 30 years, this is his first Les Paul, his chops and that ax make a great pair.

    and everyone loves the finish. :thumb:
     
  7. Udonitron

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    lol I was just buggin.
    Glad the new owner loves it!
     
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    Mine is quite heavy compared to my other guitars, a bit more than 9 lbs, and actually selling it locally because of that reason.
     
  10. NJDevil

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    The weight difference is attributed to the difference in mahogany being that the lighter weight is different density in the wood. My Tokai LS-135 is over 9lbs. and my '14 LP Traditional is about 10 lbs. and my Edwards LP-92SD is a little over 8 lbs.

    Even though I've never measured it (it would take 2 minutes so I'm pretty lazy) but my Edwards looks like the body is a little thinner than both the Tokai and Gibson.
     
  11. Ph03n1x

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    Do those Edwards specials have fat necks like the Navigators? I saw a Nav special a couple of months ago but the neck was described as 60s profile.
     
  12. J-Dizzle

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    I used to have an Edwards Junior Special with P90s and the neck was so slim it felt like a toothpick. I don't mind a 60s slim neck but this was way beyond that, and just too thin. Because of the neck, I never really bonded with the guitar so I sold it, which is a shame because it was very well made.
     
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    Yeah, I found a few people saying the same thing about skinny necks. I guess it is off the list for me. I am curious about the Tokai LSS specials. They have so many model numbers and it is hard to see any difference between them.
     
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    I have an Edwards SG and I have the same problem! The neck feels very slim way beyond the 60's slim! So I measured the nut and found out it was at 42mm instead of the usual 43mm on most SGs and LPs! Mystery solved, problem not solved!
     
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    I think you are referring to width. Most people here are talking about depth when they refer to thickness. Depth measurements usually taken at the first fret and can vary from 16mm to 24mm. Typical would be around 19-22mm. Profile is another thing as well.
     
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    Thanks! Yes I know, we are talking about depth here, but a 60's slim neck with a 42mm width, feels a lot skinier to my big hand, than a 60's slim with 43mm width! I didn't realize it is the width that feels slimmer, I thought the neck was super slim! Until I took some measurements..
     
  19. Ph03n1x

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    I would buy an Edwards if they had fat necks. In fact, I don't understand why guitar companies don't offer neck profiles in set neck models. It seems like with all the competition and technology, it should be easy to go online and order your LP with d-shaped fat neck with minimum / max acceptable depth range etc. No wonder so many people just make partscasters.
     

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