Identifying Edwards: Produced by Navigator

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  1. ahshawn

    ahshawn Junior Member

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    Hello gentlemen of the thread! After selling my last Greco, I pickup up an early Edwards model that was produced by Navigator (based on the Navigator stamp at the rear of the headstock). Although after opening up the axe, I've found that there were components that I could not identify as to whether they are stock or not (especially the pots and pickups). It has no serial number on the headstock nor the cavities. I've been told that it is an early 90s model. Appreciate it if the fellow forummers here could help me with identifying the model and it's components! I'd love to hear from you guys

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  2. Roxy13

    Roxy13 Senior Member

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    Nice looking guitar!

    Subscribing to this thread because I've been looking at their customs as well. Yours appears to have a rosewood fretboard? Does anyone know when they switched to ebony? That was one of the reasons I started looking at the Edwards' versions.
     
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  3. o0mobius0o

    o0mobius0o Senior Member

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    I had a white custom like that, but no volute. It had a basswood body. Early 90s is a good guess. Mine had CTS pots with 1989 date code.

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    basswood body from navigator. incredible.
     
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    o0mobius0o Senior Member

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    Mine did not say "Produced by Navigator."
     
  6. ahshawn

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    Yes, it's a rosewood fretboard!

    Basswood? I've always thought they were mahogany, though it did weigh slightly lesser than a similarly constructed Gibson I've seen last week

    BTW, I've added some additional pictures of the internals, not sure if that'll help the identification. I'm really stumped especially on the pups. They seem to be unmarked, could they be early ESP pups?
     
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    hmm, the thread seems a little quiet, i guess it's not that easy to identify these models that were in transition periods
     
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    scott 351 wins Senior Member

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    Ask bluesriffdev, he's pretty knowledgeable on Edwards.
     
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    Cheers, but unfortunately I don't know a lot about the really early Edwards. From what I've heard, they've varied quite a lot over the years. What I can say is that it's not one of the really early ones, because those had 2 screw truss rod covers if I recall correctly. My guess is that it was made in the 90s?
     
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  10. o0mobius0o

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    I have 10 or so from 1989 with 1 screw TRC and 2 from 1983 with 2 screw. All are date able by CTS pot date codes. About 7 of the 1989 ones have ink serials that can be used to determine date. Also, all have nibs. Never had one with a volute.
     
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