The Unofficial Official Anything ESP Edwards & Navigator Theory, Photo, & ID Thread

Discussion in 'Other Single-Cuts' started by Udonitron, Mar 6, 2011.

  1. Robbks

    Robbks Senior Member

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    Does it have the natural finish back?
    or is it black
     
  2. Hydra19

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    it's black, I've never seen or heard of a MIJ Les Paul in Ebony with a natural finish in the back.
     
  3. Olds442

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    well if it's a possible custom order who knows right? :thumb:
     
  4. o0mobius0o

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  5. Robbks

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    ^^
    Omo's got it
     
  6. Olds442

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    yeah and he won't sell it no matter how much you beg.

    :finger:
     
  7. Hydra19

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    Wow, an Edwards? Now I've seen it, and want one too :)

    True, Custom orders could have anything but I'm doubtful that it is a custom order, think people tend to say that for Navigators if they don't know which model or year it is.

    I guess the best way to a MIJ blacktop is getting a goldtop and refinishing it in black.
     
  8. JDB

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    Must not of been a popular model to be discontinued . Elp85 is early 2000s at a guess.
    But I want it badly.
     
  9. Robbks

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    Any signs of it actually being a refinish 0mo..?
     
  10. Hydra19

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    I want one of those blacktops so bad I've actually considered buying a Gibson, but would rather have an MIJ guitar, after all the MIJ's I've tried I see Gibson Standard and Traditional Les Pauls like Epiphones :)
     
  11. o0mobius0o

    o0mobius0o Senior Member

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    Nope. It's factory. :thumb:
     
  12. Olds442

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    that's right, edwards did do a blacktop red-back.

    i'm certain someone somewhere thinks that's a racist comment btw.
     
  13. LTigh

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    Okay, Imma show mine, as far as Edwards are concerned.

    Mind you, though, the gateway drug were a case queen EC-1000 in vhb I picked up on a lark at the beginning of the year. That lead to a failed attempt at purchasing an Eclipse off flea-Bay, but I rebounded with a full-thickness EC-401VF. Another failed attempt at purchasing a full-thickness Eclipse lead to a bit of serendipity, as both a couple of Japanese co-workers and my go-to guitar tech guy suggested looking at the Edwards E-LP, but the prospects on flea-Bay and Reverb looked fairly meh.

    Then one of the aforementioned Japanese co-workers introduced me to the wonderful world of Yahoo Auctions Japan and Rakuten (and Ishibashi, which I wound up not using much).

    Now, pictures.

    First came the E-LP 110CD/QM
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    Followed shortly thereafter by a new E-LP 125SD
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    Even all this sacrifice to the Gods of GAS weren't enough
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    Yes, that's a Schecter Solo II Custom and a 2014 Gibson Les Paul Melody Maker in there. I'm not just an ESP whore, you know.
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    So went for one of these
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    Edwards E-MA 100SD with ESP Hardshell case off Rakuten for $440. Had to have it.

    Yeah, I have some issues.
     
  14. JDB

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    1989 Eddy.

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  15. Matty

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    Awesome. :thumbs:
     
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    That's an Eddy? Wow!!
     
  18. JDB

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    Yep an older Eddy but the general consensus is covers on so..

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  19. soliloquy

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    Edwards vs Carvin CS624m...

    i know, i know, 2 different guitars. very different. the only thing they have in common is that the carvin cs6 can be customized in numerous other options, while the edwards lp130 custom cant be. their prices are vastly different too. and a lot of other variations between the two...

    but with that being said, i mainly play in my bedroom, or on the sofa while watching tv. i usually play unplugged. so its gotta be the most articulate and acoustically loud guitar.

    i was leaning towards the carvin cs6m24 as they now have a cambered option, which would be nice for acoustic playing. however, ideally it would be one with an f-hole. seems like carvin/kiesel shows very little interest in making an f hole on their carved top guitars...PRS, as nice as they are, are too expensive for me to just play indoors and for myself. and their S2 series does very little for me...(was considering the tremonti USA only due to the neck is to die for...but same issue, too expensive for my use...)...

    so, i got some questions for those who use edwards guitars. what is their weight. how do they sound acoustically? what is their neck shape like? if you have a carvin/kielsel, how do the edwards compare to the carvin/kiesel? is the neck a wide neck?

    in terms of craftmanship, i'm not that big a snob. i've been happy with the agile guitars i've had. i've been happy with a 200$ ibanez i've had. i've been happy with a $1500 carvin. if its a 'nice' guitar that feels right, then i'm happy.


    currently i have a carvin ct424 that i really enjoy. its just not a single cut, so thus i'm craving a single cut...
     
  20. LTigh

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    Right, continuing with this Edwards acquisition syndrome thing of mine--

    Older, pre-2004 Eddie either E-LP 85SD or 92SD.

    Meaningless chicken-scratch "serial number" in the neck pickup cavity. Thick, fat neck, very much on the heavy side, around 10lbs. Very loud and resonant unplugged, a bit more lower-end and mids than the other E-LPs, and all of them have the stock Seymour Duncan JB/59 set.

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    Very different from my other E-LPs. They're newer, lighter-but-still-very-resonant, and necks vary wildly-- Custom has a slim-taper 60s style neck that's lightning fast, Standard has a thick 50s style neck, not unlike my Gibby, but it's comfy.
     

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