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Old 05-21-2010, 11:37 PM   #1
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N(u)GD! ESP EDWARDS CONTENT!!! (Slightly big pics)

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I got my latest addition. The all too sexy ESP Edwards E-HR-130III. I got it at one of the nicest deals you could imagine. I got dumb**** lucky today. LIKE OMG WTF HOW?
This guitar goes new for $1500, Japan import only. I found a guy on ebay who lived in the same city as I do who was desperately trying to sell this guitar.
I managed to buy it for $900. Yes $900. That's $600 less. When I saw the guitar. I jizzed. The thing was damn near new. The old owner had literally gotten about an hour and a half of playtime on it before his wife bitched and made him sell it.

TL;DR I basically scored a NEW Japanese made Edwards H-III for $600 less than it goes for.


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Now I'm going to try to be as unbiased as possible, but this guitar is a HUGE upgrade from my SG.
The neck feels about the same thickness which was what I thought was the problem with the SG, but the way the neck on the H-III is shaped makes it so much more comfortable. I decided to play some Maiden to christen the guitar and it didn't hurt my thumb like my SG used to.

I only chilled with my friend who has the Peavey Classic 50 for a short amount of time today, but I managed to get a general overview of the sound. It's beautiful. I thought I was wanting to look for another guitar with a mahogany body, but this alder bodied guitar is an excellent change.

It comes stock with a Seymour Duncan SH-2n Jazz pickup in the neck and a Custom 5 TB-14 in the bridge. Both of the pickups are coil tapped. I know I'm about to compare the stock pups of an epiphone to SD's but I don't care. The SD's completely destroy the epiphone pups in clarity and sound. Even in my Spider III, I can hear a huge difference in the general clarity of the notes.

The floyd rose (FRT-5000) does it's job beautifully. After a large amount of abuse the guitar is still in tune. I need to do a small set-up to eliminate some buzz, but I'll worry about it tomorrow. I've never owned a floyd equipped guitar, so I'm going to test it out and see if I like it or not. If I find the floyd to be a hassle I can just simply block the bridge.

In general, I LOVE this guitar. And I never thought this shape would be available to me

And now UG, I give you, Vivian:
Wangstock:


Whole guitar:


Body:


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Backside for the fetishists:
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Old 05-21-2010, 11:46 PM   #2
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That guitar looks simply divine. You got a great deal!
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Old 05-21-2010, 11:49 PM   #3
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Looks pretty wicked. I've always been a fan of white guitars.
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Old 05-21-2010, 11:51 PM   #4
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Old 05-22-2010, 12:06 AM   #5
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I dislike the phallic headstock. Other than that they are very sexy guitars. Oh, and ring mounted pickups too, I cant stand them.

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Old 05-22-2010, 12:08 AM   #6
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Lucky me I have no preference to the ring mounts

And I quite enjoy the wangstock (or tear-drop stock as it was meant to be called)
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Old 05-22-2010, 12:37 AM   #7
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Beautiful, HNGD great deal btw
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Old 05-22-2010, 01:54 AM   #8
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stunning i always wanted one because hizaki plays them, happy new guitar day man enjoy !
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Old 05-22-2010, 08:25 AM   #9
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Old 05-22-2010, 09:09 AM   #10
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ah man that looks top notch, congrats
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Old 05-22-2010, 09:52 AM   #11
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My favourite part of that guitar is the ring mounts for the pickups!!
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Old 05-22-2010, 09:52 AM   #12
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I want a japanese esp so badly. America gets all the boring stuff.
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Old 05-22-2010, 10:00 AM   #13
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Looking good man! I would've rather seen the hardware in black, but of course you can't be picky when it comes to steals; especially on eBay.

Have any clips yet?
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Old 05-22-2010, 10:08 AM   #14
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I want a japanese esp so badly. America gets all the boring stuff.


Agreed. Although have you looked at their export catalogue? You can get a Japanese ESP (or Edwards) if you bring it to a local ESP dealer. I'm pretty sure if you go to your ESP dealer and show them the export catalogue they could get you one of those guitars...however I have no idea what they'd charge you lol.

Do what I did and surf ebay and craigslist. I decided against 2 different ads for the ESP Horizon NT-II that were both $1000 and as I waited I found Vivian. Patience is key

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stunning i always wanted one because hizaki plays them, happy new guitar day man enjoy !


Ironically when I saw Hizaki with one is when I started looking into them.
Now I wish I could afford a Brunetti amp but y'know I don't have $4000 lying around somewhere lol.
I think the ESP standard one is like over $2000 while the Edwards is $1500 and the ESP original is like $5000 or something stupid like that lol.

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Looking good man! I would've rather seen the hardware in black, but of course you can't be picky when it comes to steals; especially on eBay.

Have any clips yet?


The hardware is black lol. It's just my camera's flash. I may take some new picks under the sun, but that'll have to wait till tomorrow (gotta go to work in a few hours and leave Vivian behind )

As for clips. not just yet lol. I still only have the Spider III and I don't have any proper recording equipment and I only play the Peavey whenever I go to my friends house. If i make any clips all I'll get are people complaining about how the tone sucks massive donkey from the people actually listening to the bandwagoners alike.
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Old 05-22-2010, 11:10 AM   #15
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[a lot of stuff]
The hardware is black lol. It's just my camera's flash. I may take some new picks under the sun, but that'll have to wait till tomorrow (gotta go to work in a few hours and leave Vivian behind )
[more stuff]


Wow, can't believe how I missed that. I looked at your close up of the bridge and thought it was chrome... Spoke to soon.

In that case, great guitar, have fun with it.
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Old 05-22-2010, 11:13 AM   #16
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happy NGD! great buy...but post some better pics will ya ?



but the headstock could better though...

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Old 05-22-2010, 11:35 AM   #17
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Yea I'll definitely post more pics tomorrow or something. Outside where my damn camera doesn't need flash.
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Old 05-22-2010, 11:37 AM   #18
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Daaamn, thats a friggin sexy guitar. HNGD Man, Im jealous!
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Old 05-22-2010, 11:47 AM   #19
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do you know what plant it was built in?

congrats on a very nice guitar.
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Old 05-22-2010, 05:02 PM   #20
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Sorry I have no idea what plant it was built it. Why? May I ask. Also does anyone know if it's easy to install strap locks? The strap pins on it are quite small and I'm scared some sudden movement could make me drop my baby.
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