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The '01 has a Lo Pro Edge trem, (considered to be one of the best), locking trem posts, an ebony fretboard and the neck has a scarf joint at the headstock.

The '05 has an Edge Pro, non-locking posts, rosewood board and a 5 pc. maple/ walnut neck.
 

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I prefer the ebony fret board, but I love the new 5 piece necks. It's really a matter of preference. You'll find people on this site who will say lo-pro is better, and others will say Edge Pro is better. Play e'm both and the get the one you like. It's not a popularity contest.
 

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The '01 in my opinion is the better guitar because it has a Lo-Pro. I also like the look of the Ebony board against the white headstcok/body.

As someone else said, the '01 will be a far more sought-after guitar as well.
 

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grrr. there is no "the best". only personal preference.

but while i'm at it, my '04 is the best. rosewood smells nicer than ebony, edge pro fetches more money on e~bay, and it has the scarf-jointed neck just like mom used to make.

why? because i said so.
 

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rufes said:
I've got a 03 which is a trasition one: Ebony + Edge pro. That one is IMHO the best.
I have an '03 as well. I have not heard rosewood on a 7vwh, but I do love the way the ebony sounds for sure on mine. Who knows though, I might like the rosewood better!
 
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