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1980s ESP Navigator Custom Flying V N-FV Sparkle Purple Burst (MIJ)

1980s ESP Navigator Custom Flying V N-FV Sparkle Purple Burst (MIJ)

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1980s ESP Navigator Custom Flying V N-FV Sparkle Purple Burst (MIJ)

Made by ESP's Navigator brand division in Tokyo some time in the 1980s (unfortunately no serial number with this one), this is a truly one of a kind custom instrument for only the lariest of shredders. Navigator was a very small operation with many instruments produced being one offs and custom models, and this is certainly no exception. A Flying V shape with a Dean style V shaped headstock, it's a single pickup specification with a locking tremolo system and single wide open volume control. To top it all off, it's finished in an extremely vibrant purple sparkle burst top to tail.

Featuring a full 25.5" scale length for fans of full scale Vs, it's got a nicely figured rosewood fingerboard with pearloid dot inlays, vintage button style tuners and a locking nut with aged brass plating across all hardware. This is a very comfortable neck indeed, not too thick and not too thin but just right for all your note articulation and fast runs. Being a locking system, tuning is rock solid here. Fret life is at a solid 85-90% with plenty of life left in the original frets.

Electronics wise, we've got a single screaming LH-150 made by ESP wired to a single 500K volume pot and straight to the output. This means no tone circuit loading, which translates into plenty of snappy high frequencies to complement the hefty low and mid frequencies this pickup possesses. Sitting in PAF territory, this is a gnarly pickup for overdrive and high gain, whilst being capable of fantastic cleans and darker tones if need be.

Condition wise, being a pointy guitar we've got the typical misssing finish spots on all the protruding points of the guitar, as well as a few dings and dents throughout, however all is honest wear and the guitar is free from any structural cracks or breaks. The finish is vibrant and the hardware is nicely worn in. Professionally serviced and setup with 10-46s, the guitar is playing wonderfully with a smooth action and accurate intonation. All original condition aside from a few replaced screws. Comes with a fitted gig bag!


Make: ESP (Navigator)

Model: N-FV (Flying V)

Origin: ESP Custom Shop, Tokyo, 1980s

Body: Mahogany

Neck: Mahogany Bolt On

Fingerboard: Rosewood

Pickups: Single ESP LH-150 Humbucker, Bridge: 7.39kOhms

Frets: 22

Neck Profile: 25.5" Scale, 43mm Nut Width, Medium/Slim D Profile, 12" Radius

Finish: Sparkle Purple Burst

Weight: 2.9kg

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Domestic AU Shipping (Insured) - $Free

International Shipping (Insured) - $199.99

Local Pickup/Click & Collect - 135 New Canterbury Road, Lewisham 2049 

The item is sold as is - if it is broken or damaged on arrival, we will offer you a return/refund. We cannot accept returns for change of mind or offer any warranty on used/vintage items.

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We offer free Australia-wide shipping for orders over $200 via standard courier services. For smaller items such as small parts and screws, we send via Australia Post regular mail service. All items below $200 are a flat $8.99 shipping rate. Express services are also available at an extra cost, just select it at the checkout and we'll get your order out extra fast!

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It varies based on the destination and the products ordered. Orders for items that are in stock with our Lewisham store "135 New Canterbury Road, Lewisham 2049", are usually shipped same day, however items ordered from "Deep Tone Warehouse Supply" are special order items that are not stocked in the store. These items can take 2-4 business days to arrive to us from the supplier; from there, the item will be dispatched from our store and the nominated method of shipping will be followed:

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