I haven't played or worked on an Edwards/MIJ version but I did put together one of the Chinese versions for a friend. Hers had string through body with a tune o matic but I bet that bridge on the Edwards works better on these. Hers had a flatter, shredder type fb. Does this one as well? It was also 24 frets. Someone on this forum actually donated the body for her. I put on the hardware and put the electronics in it. I remember also leveling the frets.
The Chinese one was a well made and nice guitar for being a cheap guitar so I would have to think the Edwards version is top notch.