Help an Edwards noob please :)

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Re: Help an Edwards noob please :)

Post by brother.mack » Mon Sep 28, 2009 6:55 pm

Yeah, thats what I thought when I saw it, but in my case it will mean that I get the guitar I want with the feel I like.

Win/win or possibly mad loss :)

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Re: Help an Edwards noob please :)

Post by guitarsatbmusic » Tue Sep 29, 2009 10:03 am

I don't get how it's an Orville Custom though. Is it being sold as such? Pics?
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Re: Help an Edwards noob please :)

Post by brother.mack » Tue Sep 29, 2009 10:20 am

http://www.guitarcolonel.com.au/sale/18 ... ustom.html

Am I setting myself up for failure?

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Re: Help an Edwards noob please :)

Post by brother.mack » Tue Sep 29, 2009 10:21 am

It says ebony but i contacted him and he said it is rosewood.

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Re: Help an Edwards noob please :)

Post by Runjikol » Tue Sep 29, 2009 10:50 am

brother.mack wrote:http://www.guitarcolonel.com.au/sale/18 ... ustom.html

Am I setting myself up for failure?
Depends how much you're going to pay.
Maybe take your Eclipse with you to the shop so you can test play and compare them on the spot? :?:

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Re: Help an Edwards noob please :)

Post by guitarsatbmusic » Tue Sep 29, 2009 10:55 am

That seller's an OK guy, no drama there. It doesn't appear to have bound fret edges and the like that a full blown Custom would have. Hard to tell form the pics, it may still be an ebony board
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Re: Help an Edwards noob please :)

Post by brother.mack » Tue Sep 29, 2009 11:28 am

He says its just a dark rosewood. I would be paying $1400 for it.

You would almost classify it as a Custom "Studio", if there was such as thing :)

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Re: Help an Edwards noob please :)

Post by guitarsatbmusic » Tue Sep 29, 2009 12:07 pm

So it's not a fret edge bound ebony board, which a good custom knockoff should really have. I don't know, you'll have to play it man. it must be a cheaper version of their "interpretation" of a custom if that's the case, as he's used the Orville custom specs but it doesn't have those, it would appear.
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Re: Help an Edwards noob please :)

Post by guitarsatbmusic » Tue Sep 29, 2009 12:11 pm

FYI, bound fret edge ebony board from Japan
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Re: Help an Edwards noob please :)

Post by brother.mack » Tue Sep 29, 2009 12:45 pm

Yeah i get ya. Thats on the Standards too. Finishes of the neck nicely. I have never really seen them on anything apart from Gibsons, but then again i havent really had much to do with any of the Japanese knockoffs either.

I have JUST been offered a 96 LP Studio as a trade too (from a bmusic forum member actually!). Its not ultimately what i want but the Studios do play and sound great. No bound fret edges or binding though. Still, that might be a better option. At least its a Gibson! (If you are reading this i would still love to see some pics!)

Hmmm. Further contemplation is needed i think. I appreciate all the info!

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Re: Help an Edwards noob please :)

Post by brother.mack » Tue Sep 29, 2009 12:46 pm

BTW What guitar is that in the pics?

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Post by guitarsatbmusic » Tue Sep 29, 2009 1:12 pm

That is a Navigator N-LP-480CTM. TOP shelf
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Re: Help an Edwards noob please :)

Post by brother.mack » Tue Sep 29, 2009 1:25 pm

Ah! Sexy.

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Re: Help an Edwards noob please :)

Post by guitarsatbmusic » Tue Sep 29, 2009 2:11 pm

Older Studios had ebony boards, incidentally. At least my '93 does. MUCH, much better guitars than the current Studios, most of which are shite!
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Re: Help an Edwards noob please :)

Post by crewforever » Tue Oct 13, 2009 3:25 pm

Don't bother with it man. Alot of the hype around Orville is the fact that they are associated with Gibson guitars, which we all know are crap. I have a Navigator Les Paul (Avatar) and an Edwards Les Paul and i think Edwards are very good guitars for the money. However if you want a old guitar I would go with the Greco's. Just do your research with them and you won't be dissapointed. I would take a vintage Greco anyday of the week though because they are well made and have a cool retro vibe over the more polished Edwards.
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