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Solid bookmatched Sitka spruce is used for the soundboard (top) of the Dave Navarro Signature Acoustic/Electric. A solid mahogany back and select mahogany sides add warmth and depth to the spruce. Its electronics include Epiphone’s eSonic preamp system with the NanoFlex under-saddle pickup. Designed in cooperation with and made by Shadow of Germany, the eSonic is a small, lightweight preamp powered by two long-lasting Lithium batteries.
The guitar features a 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 the genuine bone 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 noise free.
Epiphone has included a deep, rounded body cutaway for upper-fret access, a comfortable SlimTaper "D" neck profile, and a full 25.5" scale length and slightly wider nut width of 1.725" for easy, precise fingering. It also features a bone nut, high-efficiency Grover tuners, and a rosewood "moustache" bridge. Lastly, the guitar comes with a limited lifetime warranty and Shadow's 5-year warranty (electronics) and is backed by Gibson Customer Service.
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Source: Press Release