Dave Navarro was one of the more innovative guitarists to emerge from the alternative rock scene in the late '80s and early '90s. In addition to his work with Jane's Addiction and The Red Hot Chili Peppers, Navarro is well-known for his meticulously crafted tone. He knows what gear he needs to achieve his sound, and the Epiphone Dave Navarro Signature acoustic-electric combines excellent construction with an advance electronic system for a guitar as distinctive as its namesake.
Quality Construction and Advanced Electronics
The Epiphone Dave Navarro Signature uses a solid mahogany body with solid spruce top for a bold sound with excellent balance and projection. The neck is connected with a resonant dove-tail neck joint and topped with a comfortable ebony fretboard. Adding to the playability is a deep cutaway which allows full extension to the furthest reaches of the guitar's range.
To capture the full texture of the Dave Navarro Signature acoustic is an eSonic preamp system which makes this guitar an excellent choice for live performance. The Shadow NanoFlex under-saddle pickup uses seven layers of sensor material to capture the full tone of the instrument from the chime of the strings to the body of the wood. The system includes a built-in tuner, on-board master volume, bass and treble controls, a feedback-combating phase switch, as well as a dynamic slider for added control over the EQ shape. The system is virtually noiseless and optimized to eliminate feedback through any sound system.
Distinct Look for a Distinct Guitarist
For all its build quality and tonal excellence, the Dave Navarro signature would fail to be a guitar worthy of Dave Navarro without a bold visual style to complement its sound. Luckily, Epiphone has delivered on this front as well. The high-gloss ebony finish is highlighted by detailed white binding and a striking abalone rosette. The inlays along the neck are made with an entrancing double star design which is almost as exotic as the haunting scene printed on the pickguard. Alluding to Dave's days as the guitarist for Jane's Addiction, the single word "Jane" hauntingly resides on the truss-rod cover at the top of this beautiful instrument.
- Solid mahogany back and side with solid sitka spruce top
- Mahogany neck attached with sturdy dove-tail joint
- Shadow NanoFlex pickup system with eSonic preamp -- includes EQ, volume, and phase control
- Built-in tuner with muting switch
- Highly stylized mother-of-pearl inlays, rosette, and pickguard design
- Epiphone limited lifetime warranty with 24/7/365 customer service
The Epiphone Dave Navarro Signature includes a bold sound and distinct style to match that of its namesake.
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Top Material: Solid Sitka Spruce
Body Material: Solid Mahogany
Side Material: Select Mahogany
Neck Material: Mahogany
Neck Shape Options: SlimTaper(TM); D profile
Neck Joint: Glued-In; Dove-Tail with hide glue
Truss Rod: Adjustable
Scale Length: 25.5-inch
Fingerboard Material: Ebony
Fingerboard Inlay: "Mother of Pearl" Unicursal Hexagram
Bridge Pickup: Shadow NanoFlex(TM)
Electronics: eSonic Preamp
Controls: eSonic(TM) preamp with built-in chromatic tuner
- Master Volume
- Hi EQ
- Low EQ
- Dynamic Slider (EQ shape)
- Phase "Anti-feedback" Switch
- Electronic Tuner Activation w/Output Mute Switch
Binding: White (Body = 9 ply; Neck = 1 ply; Headstock = 1-ply)
Fingerboard Radius: 14-inch
Frets: 20; medium
Saddle Material: Bone
Nut Width: 1.725-inch
Nut Masterial: Bone
Machine Heads: Grover(TM) 16:1 ratio
Optional: Hard Case (940-EDREAD)
- Dimensions and Weight in Packaging
- Shipping Weight: 8 lbs
If you have additional warranty questions,
please call the manufacturer at 800-4GIBSON
Product DescriptionIntroducing the Dave Navarro Acoustic/Electric
With his six-string skills best described as a merger between heavy metal, psychedelia, and modern rock, Dave Navarro became one of alternative rock's first true guitar heroes. From his ground-breaking work with "Jane's Addiction" and "Red Hot Chili Peppers" to his guest appearances on landmark recordings such as Nine Inch Nails' "Further Down the Spiral" and Alanis Morissette's "Jagged Little Pill," Dave Navarro was one of the first rock guitarists not to confine his playing to just one style. Now, Dave teams up with Epiphone to create a versatile acoustic/electric guitar with exceptional stage sound, playability and solid-wood tone combined with a bold visual statement that is as unique as the man himself.
It Starts with Solid-Wood
Epiphone is famous for making great sounding and affordable solid-wood acoustic guitars and Dave's Navarro's signature model is no exception.
It starts with a solid Sitka Spruce top, hand-scalloped bracing, Mahogany kerfing and a solid Mahogany back. Hand-fitted to the elegant Venetian cut-away body using a traditional dove-tail neck joint and hide glue is a Mahogany neck with a 25.5"scale length solid Ebony fingerboard. The result is a dreadnought guitar with naturally deep, rich bass, clear mid-tones and punchy highs capable of cutting through - even uplugged.
Made to Perform
But if you're looking for a guitar that comes alive with real acoustic tone when plugged in, the Dave Navarro is just the one for you. Epiphone's eSonic(TM) preamp system with the revolutionary NanoFlex(TM) under-saddle pickup gives you the control and sound quality you need when performing live. Designed in cooperation with and made by Shadow(TM) of Germany, the eSonic is a small, lightweight preamp powered by two long-lasting Lithium batteries. It features a fast and extremely accurate built-in chromatic tuner that allows you to "mute" the output of the guitar while tuning or while "unplugging" to avoid any loud "pop." Other controls include Master Volume, Treble and Bass EQ, a Dynamics slider that acts as an EQ frequency shifter and a "phase" switch to help eliminate feedback.
Under saddle is Shadow's Nanoflex pickup. Not a piezo, the NanoFlex design utilizes 7 highly-sensitive and ultra-responsive layers of sensor material to not only sense the vibrations of the strings but the vibrations of the guitar body as well. This produces results equivalent to a condenser-microphone mixed with an under-saddle pickup. The Nanoflex is the first pickup to incorporate active amplification directly at the pickup. As a result, the signal does not pass through even a single millimeter of the wire and therefore, the signal quality is uncompromised. Combined with its 100% shielding, the Nanoflex is absolutely and completely noise free.
Stunning Looks and Professional Features
Finished in a high-gloss Ebony color, the body is multi-bound on the top and on the back with contrasting white binding as is the fingerboard and headstock. The sound hole features an inlaid rosette combining both binding and Abalone. As a personalized touch, the multi-layer truss rod cover features "Jane" in white while the very thin clear pickguard features a haunting line drawing. The artwork is printed on the underside of the pickguard to preserve it for years and years to come. Other professional features on the Navarro acoustic/electric include 16:1 ratio Grover(TM) machine heads for stable and accurate tuning, nickel hardware, a solid Rosewood bridge with bone saddle and a slightly wider nut width of 1.725" for easy, precise fingering.
Limited Lifetime Warranty
As with all Epiphone instruments, the Dave Navarro comes with a Limited Lifetime warranty and Shadow's 5-year warranty (electronics) and is backed by world famous 24/7/365 day Gibson Customer Service.