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marcusnieman
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:51 am    Post subject: Navigator Logo Reply with quote

Hi guys.... not seen this logo type before. Is it early? Newer?

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wulfman
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 5:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have seen it but don't know the year.
Here is a recent tele that sold in Tokyo.
http://www.digimart.net/guitar/inst_detail.do?instrument_id=DS01937298

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marcusnieman
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Interesting..... thanks. Nice tele too!
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wulfman
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

It looks like a 1-piece body. That was a decent price for a Navigator tele for sure.
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BrazenPicker
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 26, 2013 8:30 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Looks like the post-Esparto logo to me (>1982) when it was run like a custom shop.
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wulfman
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 3:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote



I ended up ordering this Navigator strat today, I wonder what year it could be?
It has the 'Produced by ESP' and the gold-outline Navigator logo.
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luis
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 7:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

90s?
Have to check my early 80s all purpouse catalogs.
Navigators have no serial on headstock until around2004-2005,they have it on neckplate.

I have notice some rare Navigators Esparto were realeased recently.
Espartos are80s usually for sure,
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BrazenPicker
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 8:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ah, the Japanese doctor has one that he says is from 1979:

http://www.k4.dion.ne.jp/~yjibika/EspartoBlack.html
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sneakyjapan
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PostPosted: Fri Mar 29, 2013 9:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

From what I have seen in Japan, the ESPartos and telESPos were early, 1970`s, they published some special catalogues during their anniversary year a while ago that had a pictorial history of their guitars and those models were among the earliest.
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wulfman
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 30, 2013 1:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

BrazenPicker wrote:
Ah, the Japanese doctor has one that he says is from 1979:

http://www.k4.dion.ne.jp/~yjibika/EspartoBlack.html


Looks like a match for the logo, thanks. I was thinking late 70's early 80's but in any case an Esparto.
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