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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-04-2012, 05:32 AM Thread Starter
 
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Edwards guitars any good?

Hi, ive been feinding bad for an Edwards ECY 165 CTM for years now. I have been very hesitant to pull the trigger on one of these bad boys because it costs 2k and is made in China. I know for the money i could buy a nice ibanez, but i already have a great RG prestige, and i just love the looks of the Edwards.

I have read a few reviews and apparently the edwards chinese guitars arent bad, but I was wondering if anyone here has played one (any chinese edwards) (I think their all chinese now?)

How does it compare in quality to a jap made ibanez? It is a lot of money for a chinese made axe, and as its available only in Japan i'd have to order it without playing it. Ive played a few ESP superstrats that I liked but i imagine the edwards is not quite the same.

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post #2 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-04-2012, 07:31 AM
 
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Re: Edwards guitars any good?

i want the ECY165, too. i own an edwards john sykes model and it IS my les paul. the quality is amazing. you will be hard pressed to find a bad review on an upscale edwards.




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post #3 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-04-2012, 08:11 AM
 
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Don't be put off by the MIC origin. The guitars are actually assembled in Japan from parts manufactured in China.

I have played a couple of their LPs and they were as good as any Tokai or Gibson tbh.
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I have played a couple of their LPs and they were as good as any Tokai or Gibson tbh.
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post #5 of 8 (permalink) Old 11-11-2012, 09:59 AM
 
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Re: Edwards guitars any good?

I have a lefty Edwards LPC and it is seriously fantastic
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post #6 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-23-2013, 07:59 AM
 
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Re: Edwards guitars any good?

nothing bad to say bout em a good midrange guitar, and their finish is awesome, to be expected of esp line-up.
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post #7 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-23-2013, 02:43 PM
 
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Re: Edwards guitars any good?

I would love one or even a Greco version, lawsuit era. They also did a Frampton LP 3 humbuckers!
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post #8 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-23-2013, 02:53 PM
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Re: Edwards guitars any good?

I currently have 1 Edwards and have gone through 3 others. I'd buy another one in a second
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