The Unofficial Official Anything ESP Edwards & Navigator Theory, Photo, & ID Thread

jado

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Hi,
I recently bought a Esparto Navigator from a Japanese vendor.
Although the guitar sounds great and is very comfortable I have never seen a Navigator model like this and I have many doubts because one of the pickups is an excel like that of the greco but the humbucker I have no idea what brand is
The tuners are also Greco.
The pickguard seems made by an amateur does not seem original and the painting in many places can be seen as that orange skin effect of a person with little experience painting guitars.
The guitar has a plaque on the neck that puts Ritchie Blackmore model and although the girl who sold it to me said that she thought it was original couldn't be sure
Do you think ESP manufactured a Ritchie Blackmore Navigator or is this model false?


The rest of the photos in the following link Navigator Ritchie Blackmore model
Thx
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Udonitron

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Filled original guard holes and spray-bombed it?
Originally red it seems.
The pickup is a super distortion clone.
 

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Can anyone tell me what model this is? It was advertised as an E-LP-130CD when I bought it but if it's a 2006 (going by its serial # ED0610256) then I'm not sure if that model existed then because all I see are E-LP-90 and E-LP-98 from that era?

Thanks




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El Greco

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The E-LP-90CD you have is the same model with the current E-LP-130CD, it just had a different price back then! In yen it was around 90.000¥ in 2006-09, and now it costs 130.000¥. But also it could be an E-LP-130ALS from the looks of it (yellow binding, all lacquer finish). What are the pickups?
 

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The E-LP-90CD you have is the same model with the current E-LP-130CD, it just had a different price back then! In yen it was around 90.000¥ in 2006-09, and now it costs 130.000¥. But also it could be an E-LP-130ALS from the looks of it (yellow binding, all lacquer finish). What are the pickups?
Thanks. I’ll pull the pickups and report back.
 




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