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Offline Phil

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Edwards 335/LP or Epiphone Elitist 335/lp
« on: December 07, 2007, 02:00:09 AM »
....the only Japanese guitar I have is the Ibanez....would like to get another one. I narrowed it down to these brands.

I see the the Edwards and Epi Elitist have reasonable prices..... I'm interested in the ES335s and LPs lines only.

Which one is better? 


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Re: Edwards 335/LP or Epiphone Elitist 335/lp
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2007, 02:07:40 AM »
Pare, itataya ko ang lahat ng gear ko sa ganda ng craftsmanship ng Edwards. Better resale value pa. Yung Gold Top ko appreciated pa yung value kung ibebenta ko sa HC o TGP. I swear, may kumukuha sa akin ng $850 di kasama shipping.
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Re: Edwards 335/LP or Epiphone Elitist 335/lp
« Reply #2 on: December 07, 2007, 02:10:02 AM »
....hindi mo kasi sinubukan yung Edwards nung jam natin eh.

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Re: Edwards 335/LP or Epiphone Elitist 335/lp
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2007, 02:55:08 AM »
Phil, is it easy to source Edwards 335s in the states?  Yung Epi 335s I think any decent music store would carry them.  People I know here on the canadian east coast who owned an Edwards axe (kahit hindi 335) at one time or another had to source theirs from a japanese exporter.  But I would concur with Bart - those eddies are works of art, both aurally and visually.

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Re: Edwards 335/LP or Epiphone Elitist 335/lp
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2007, 03:10:53 AM »
Me nakita akong edwards LP sa ebay 760 bucks yata plus 100 shipping.   


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Re: Edwards 335/LP or Epiphone Elitist 335/lp
« Reply #5 on: December 07, 2007, 03:21:31 AM »
i would go for the Epi Elitist. I've tried those and, man, they do feel nice.
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Re: Edwards 335/LP or Epiphone Elitist 335/lp
« Reply #6 on: December 07, 2007, 08:32:30 AM »
Phil,
So far I've played a couple of Epi Elitist, a Casino and a ES-335, and liked both of them.  Guitar quality is really good.  You can't go wrong with them. 

The Japanese Tokais are good too.  I have an older ES-120 that sounds wonderfull and would recommend Tokais to anyone who is looking for an ES-335 style guitar.  If your interested, stop by the house and give it a try.  Bring your Gibson and see how it compares.  I'll send you a PM with my cell phone number.

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Re: Edwards 335/LP or Epiphone Elitist 335/lp
« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2007, 09:52:45 AM »
id go for edwards, but if youve the other esp line , navigator, in your list, id definitely suggest navigator, but i guess they're prices are not reasonable, so edwards it is =]

http://www.espguitars.co.jp/navigator/index.html

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Re: Edwards 335/LP or Epiphone Elitist 335/lp
« Reply #8 on: December 07, 2007, 10:11:58 AM »
i have a friend who swears by the Edwards.. tried it played it and compared it.. and all i can say is... i liked Gibson for their craftmanship and sound, i was blown away when i tried the Edwards.. and as Mahavishnu pointed out, if money is  not too much of an issue, Navigators are the $#!T!!

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Re: Edwards 335/LP or Epiphone Elitist 335/lp
« Reply #9 on: December 07, 2007, 01:08:20 PM »
Phil,
So far I've played a couple of Epi Elitist, a Casino and a ES-335, and liked both of them.  Guitar quality is really good.  You can't go wrong with them. 

The Japanese Tokais are good too.  I have an older ES-120 that sounds wonderfull and would recommend Tokais to anyone who is looking for an ES-335 style guitar.  If your interested, stop by the house and give it a try.  Bring your Gibson and see how it compares.  I'll send you a PM with my cell phone number.
hey ...sure... if you want I'll also bring my Dlite amp so you can try it. Lets set a date ... one Saturday or Sunday.

id go for edwards, but if youve the other esp line , navigator, in your list, id definitely suggest navigator, but i guess they're prices are not reasonable, so edwards it is =]

http://www.espguitars.co.jp/navigator/index.html
  I don't understand the website .... don't see any archtops...they are like the custom shop department, right? (sorry no read no write Japanese)
« Last Edit: December 07, 2007, 01:15:38 PM by Phil »
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Re: Edwards 335/LP or Epiphone Elitist 335/lp
« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2007, 01:18:37 PM »
hey ...sure... if you want I'll also bring my Dlite amp so you can try it. Lets set a date ... one Saturday or Sunday.

uuuuuyyy date.....



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« Reply #11 on: December 07, 2007, 01:21:14 PM »
uuuuuyyy date.....



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Re: Edwards 335/LP or Epiphone Elitist 335/lp
« Reply #12 on: December 07, 2007, 01:58:09 PM »
try translating it first through translate.google.com by keying the navigator link . crappy translation though, but you'll get the gist. i dont think theyve archtop, but theyve LPs

or

just click here
http://translate.google.com/translate?u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.espguitars.co.jp%2Fnavigator%2Findex.html&langpair=ja%7Cen&hl=en&ie=UTF8

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Re: Edwards 335/LP or Epiphone Elitist 335/lp
« Reply #13 on: December 07, 2007, 03:08:50 PM »
I DON'T like Edwards LPs for 1 reason: VENEER flame top.

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Re: Edwards 335/LP or Epiphone Elitist 335/lp
« Reply #14 on: December 07, 2007, 04:21:10 PM »
I DON'T like Edwards LPs for 1 reason: VENEER flame top.

Go Epi!

Hmmm.. is this true? My gold top has a half inch maple top that peaks through the binding. I assumed that the flame top was real flame maple.

Phil, you can order at Ishibashi through their foreign department. Email: web-shop@ishibashi.co.jp
They'll be more than helpful with your questions. US based guys use this route. You'll probably get your order faster than you'll get domestically ordered Epiphone.

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Re: Edwards 335/LP or Epiphone Elitist 335/lp
« Reply #15 on: December 07, 2007, 05:35:38 PM »
I DON'T like Edwards LPs for 1 reason: VENEER flame top.

Go Epi!

LP wise, both have veneer flame tops. BTW the 335 is DESIGNED to have a veneer top. Even gibson custom shop.

Phil > if your interested in  335's why dont you look at the gibson es339? I think its a killer value at about 1600-1800 street price.  Basically the guitars are from the gibson custom shop and are mini 335's. Ive seen a few reviews and people are going bananas over the. I figure an elitist 335 is about 1100? so the additional 500 bucks will get you to gibson custom shop. Its really worth a look.

as for the lp debate... i hear better things about edwards than with epi although the new slash LP (epi) looks really good.. specially since it has a long tennon and comes with SD alnico pro 2's.


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« Reply #16 on: December 07, 2007, 09:37:57 PM »
vhunter,
He's already gota 335.

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Re: Edwards 335/LP or Epiphone Elitist 335/lp
« Reply #17 on: December 08, 2007, 06:10:15 AM »
Phil, pamasko mo na lang sa kin yang ibibili mo :)

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Re: Edwards 335/LP or Epiphone Elitist 335/lp
« Reply #18 on: December 08, 2007, 09:54:25 AM »
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hey ...sure... if you want I'll also bring my Dlite amp so you can try it. Lets set a date ... one Saturday or Sunday.
 
Yeah that's great.  Except for Sunday, 12/23, libre ako any Saturday of Sunday.

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Re: Edwards 335/LP or Epiphone Elitist 335/lp
« Reply #19 on: December 08, 2007, 10:50:39 AM »
Yeah that's great.  Except for Sunday, 12/23, libre ako any Saturday of Sunday.
cool.... I'll PM you when I'm free one Saturday  :-D

Phil > if your interested in  335's why dont you look at the gibson es339? I think its a killer value at about 1600-1800 street price.  Basically the guitars are from the gibson custom shop and are mini 335's. Ive seen a few reviews and people are going bananas over the. I figure an elitist 335 is about 1100? so the additional 500 bucks will get you to gibson custom shop. Its really worth a look.

.. played it....don't really like the tones...I was plugged into a Fender tube amp (I think the 65 Deluxe).... don't like it. I sounded too thin for an archtop. Playability and size is nice but the sound....not my cup of tea. I would prefer the regular size archtops though. thanks.

Phil, pamasko mo na lang sa kin yang ibibili mo :)
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Re: Edwards 335/LP or Epiphone Elitist 335/lp
« Reply #20 on: December 09, 2007, 12:25:09 PM »
Hmmm.. is this true? My gold top has a half inch maple top that peaks through the binding. I assumed that the flame top was real flame maple.


it's solid maple top with a veneer curly maple (over that maple) for aesthetics, i.e. not solid curly maple.

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