Edwards E-LP-85CD

Edwards E-LP-85CD

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E-LP-85CD, LP-Shaped Guitar from Edwards.

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  • Manufacturer: Edwards
  • Model: E-LP-85CD
  • Category: LP-Shaped Guitars
  • Added in our database on: 09/15/2005

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Edwards E-LP-85CD user reviews

Average Score:4.7( 4.7/5 based on 3 reviews )
 2 reviews67 %
 1 user review33 %
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Hatsubai's review"Great LP for the price"

Edwards E-LP-85CD
For those who don't know, Edwards is a division of ESP. The bodies are made over in China with wood that ESP supplies them, and they're finished over in Japan by the ESP luthiers. While they're not quite as high quality as a normal ESP, they're roughly on par with the LTD series. The guitar has the following specs:

Mahogany body with a maple top
Mahogany set-neck with an ebony fretboard
22 frets with Gibson-style inlays
Tune-o-matic bridge
Seymour Duncan 59 in the neck and JB in the bridge
Two volumes
Two tones
Three way switch


The guitar was very solid. It didn't weigh a ton, and I'm always a big fan of guitars that don't feel like boat anchors. The fretwork on this was pretty solid. Unlike most normal Gibsons, this doesn't have binding nibs. Some people might dislike that, but I actually tend to prefer it. The fretboard must have been slightly dyed to keep that super dark ebony look because some of the dye was coming off on my fingers. Over time, that would go away, but it's slightly annoying. The fretwork was pretty good, but it's not quite as nice as an ESP. It's roughly on par with a Gibson, I'd say.


The guitar sounded very nice. The neck was a Seymour Duncan 59. These are wonderful for those fat lead tones and great clean tones. They're very versatile and can cover nearly any style from blues all the way to death metal leads. The JB is much the same way. It's a high output bridge pickup that can do nearly any style out there with ease. The bridge is great for blues, rock, metal and beyond. I also find they respond pretty nicely to volume adjustments via the volume knobs. The John Sykes model actually comes with Duncan Distortions, and they're pretty cool as well, but I tend to prefer the 59 and JB combo in these a bit better.


If you're looking for a guitar that can rival a Gibson, and you don't want to spend all the time and hassle looking for the proper Gibson, look into getting one of these. They're a bit more consistent than Gibson, and while they might not sound exactly the same, they'll get you close enough. They're a lot closer than the ESP Eclipse series, that's for sure. Definitely something worth checking out if you get a chance.

jesuswasapunk's review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Edwards E-LP-85CD
Made in Japan
22 frets, Seymour Duncan and split SH1/SH4
fixed bridge, Gotoh mechanics and otu slacastillage Brand
2 volume, 2tonalitbr /> handle fairly flat and slightly thicker than Ibanez, but true moisn qune lespaul


Adjustable truss rod handle via
access to acute way (requires lespaul)
good weight (quite heavy: D) replica of the gibson
This gives an excellent quality of his and with great sustain,
The action of the strings is very very low with no "buzz"!


Should have totally my style, very versatile.
Used with a boss GT6 and a H & K Club 65 watt reverb its sounds good.
Warm incisive enough with the SH4

Very good sound


Used for 6 months
We love all of the guitar
Very good report quality price
J eref this choice if I had to do
sorgen  :shoot:03/30/2008

sorgen :shoot:'s review (This content has been automatically translated from French)

Edwards E-LP-85CD
The factory by Paul Edwards (subsidiary ESP), MIJ of course.
Regarding the scratches, it's a fairly classic LP, a copy of Custom MODEL so it has everything that goes:
- Manche al Mahogany (long post)
- Body Mahogany Table + Saddle
- Key bne taken with Custom
- Gotoh hardware
- Gibson 490R and 498T Mics (config custom of gibs)

About the type of handle, I tried a rcemment Gibs Studio LP (Channel 50 'so) and Standard 60', the handle of the Edwards is pretty close to 60 'at Gibson to give back as this is not exactly the same profile, either.


On this famous race, I myself should trs well, I'm not a fan of Highways found on Ibanez (even if the profiles ... JEM) or Jackson, it's perfect for me.
CHAC is the super sharp rotten, it is normal that the form ... is the kind of thing we buy a test LP.
The skyscraper is trs trs heavy, no ide the exact weight but a very wide strap is ncessaire, LP is the heaviest I had the hands ...


I play everything, but I'm mostly east of Rock 70 '(a fan of Led Zep) and metal.
The LP should royally much in the style of rock that I play, you may say, Not as good as a LP Custom but true rivals of "studio" to see even buried for much less.
On sound as I said, it Gibsonnien (would be fun to be a blind test with a "real"), so for cleans, has still quite round and warm, do not sound esprer crystalline but I adore, a crunch the attack when the knobs are at the max, it gnial, one can have a game super expressive.
Crunches are good trs, probably my best guitar for that.
The big sound (I mean fairly high gain and modern) trs going well too, even if it is not his main area but there's way to get good stuff trs trs. ..
The sustain is amazing, really, never had such another guitar with sustain ...

In short, a good scratch trs ds there is any small gain and a clean ... not like a super super LP made ... we love to a.

I prcise I use the guitar on a Brunetti XL


I've had only one month, I had no LP and can not afford to buy a Gibson, it has a favorite t for a small fee (450 !!!).
For that price, LP is no better on the market I say.
Although recess, I would do this without any choice hsitation, the report qualitprix is ​​excellent ...
In short, I am happy with the TRS LP, Edwards I advise all those who can not afford the real ones.
Only default, its weight, it is really super heavy but hey, you get used to ... When I resumed my ESP Horizon APRS spending a few hours on the Edwards, I no longer feel like a guitar in the hands ...

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