NGD: Edwards E-LP 98 LTS Dark Cherry Sunburst

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  1. GuitarRUSH

    GuitarRUSH Senior Member

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    Got this one in yesterday.

    My thoughts:

    - Seller described conditions as "VG+++". Which, of course, was a joke. The pics thankfully told a different story. A lot of scratches and a couple of dents. Nothing major though.

    - Seller described neck profile as "a little fat". Nope. Thin! Thinner than the Tokai LS98Q I had a few weeks ago, which was a slimmer '59. I'd say this is a slim-taper 60's Gibson profile in similarity.

    - Never ordering a guitar without a hardshell case again. The gig bag is thin as paper and the packaging for the shipment was a little lacking. Scary to think this thing traversed across the Pacific and cross-country to get here to me in South Carolina!

    - The guitar sounds fantastic! The Seymour Duncans in this is great. I really like the neck humbucker (SD 59?) especially.

    - Body is light. But despite the weight and neck profile, the sustain on this guitar is great!

    - Not a fan of the dark cherry sunburst in person. I like my sunburst finishes a little lighter.

    For what I paid for it, it's an awesome guitar. Not one I'll be keeping, but I certainly wish I had known about these during my broke-as-heck Epiphone days! Blows them out of the water.

    I will say though, in terms of quality, look, and feel, Tokai's are a better product. To me, the Edwards is more like a "Les Paul copy" than a "Les Paul". Tokai's just look/feel the most similar to a real Gibson, IMHO.

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  2. Robbks

    Robbks Senior Member

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    Can you measure the neck thickness at the 1st and 12th fret
     
  3. GuitarRUSH

    GuitarRUSH Senior Member

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    Don't have any measuring tape on me. Sorry!
     
  4. GammyBird

    GammyBird Senior Member

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    Nice looking guitar. Too bad about the issues you have with it.

    That's the downside of buying without playing I guess.

    At least the buyer who you sell it to will know the full skinny on it.
     
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  5. dmoss74

    dmoss74 Senior Member

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    i got an edwards from a japanese dealer, and could only take their word on the description. it was brand new, so dings weren't an issue. the neck description was "maybe a little thicker than '60".

    not true. it's thinner, more like an epi. that's fine with me, i don't like fat necks anyway. the guitar is very well made, and i play it a lot. mine is the '56 gold top model. i swapped out the duncan p90s, for some zhangbucker p90s. the duncans were fine, but the swap was more beneficial to me.

    enjoy it. if you got a great deal, you did fine.
     
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  6. GuitarRUSH

    GuitarRUSH Senior Member

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    If it had a fatter neck, I would enjoy it. It's still a great guitar, just not for me.
     
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  7. GuitarRUSH

    GuitarRUSH Senior Member

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    This one has grown on me. While the neck profile isn't my cup of tea, and the cherry sunburst finish is too dark for my tastes, the sound I get out of it is amazing! For what I paid for it ($500), it's a freakin' bargain.

    I have it for sale, but I'm strongly reconsidering keeping it. If this thing had a fat R8 neck on it, it'd never leave my side.
     
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    ch4os82 Junior Member

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    I have a 2010 Edwards elp 98lts in vintage honeyburst. Measured with a digitalcaliper;

    Nut width: 1.725"
    1st fret: 0.860"
    12th fret: 0.982"
     

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