FYI, Edwards is ESP's domestic market wing. They don't ship out, the products are strictly for the local Japanese demand. They are however offered in international online stores so if you are interested in any of the products, make your way there (Google will help you). Recently, Edwards announced its Platinum series of guitars & that pretty much excited me because we know Davis GMC brings in selected Edwards instruments (special arrangement).
This EP-ST-ASR is a worthy consideration- ash body, Duncan pickups & if they get the neck profile right, it should be a solid Strat interpretation.
Yes, the alder body version is also on the list: EP-ST-ALM
Not forgetting our bassist friends: EP-JB-ALR