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TUNAFREAK
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 05, 2006 10:06 am    Post subject: LC 185 Reply with quote

Ok Hans, why would I be happy with a LC 185 in wine red? I do admit it would look and sound different do to its construction. I really want a guitar made with Honduran mahogany but I don't want to spend 3 or 4 thousand for it. I'm even looking at a Navigator N-LP-380 LTD in lemon drop for about $2200 us. I think Tokai went a little to high on there top of the line LP.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 05, 2006 10:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm not sure if you would be happy, but I would probably... If it has to be Honduras mahogany and the Navigator cheapo has it, then buy it.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 05, 2006 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

One more question Hans, Is that fixed type bridge going to give me problems with intonation? I like p 90's and I really think that model will become rare . I do want that wine red one also, what would you get if given the chance? LC 185 or LSS 175? Have you had any guitars by Navigator?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 05, 2006 1:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Navigator uses Honduras rosewood for finguerboard instead of brazilian rosewood as Tokai do. I would be very please trying a NLP Navigator but it's on 500.000 yen price to a comparable Tokai and pickups are pretty hot(ceramic magnets) on these. Now I'm very curious about playing a new LS380 model .If Navigators Lps are on a par as their stratos then they are excellent guitars,top quality and far better than regular Fender CS......
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 05, 2006 5:37 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

TUNAFREAK wrote:
Is that fixed type bridge going to give me problems with intonation? I like p 90's and I really think that model will become rare.

I don't think so, at least I haven't read from anyone owning this kind of guitar that they would not intonate properly.

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I do want that wine red one also, what would you get if given the chance? LC 185 or LSS 175? Have you had any guitars by Navigator?

Since I have P-94 pickups in my 1981 LS120, I have covered that kind of sound already like you have with your LS145S. I'm most interested in the sound of an all-mahogany arched top Les Paul while the LSS175 is a flat top, and I also like the classy look of that see-through winered finish and gold hardware better.

Concerning the ESP Navigators I haven't played them, but until now they were always too expensive compared to a Tokai with the same specs.
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 23, 2006 4:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I've recently gained interest in this guitar, I didn't think it was necessary to open another topic, so I'm reviving this one...

has anyone compared a maple top custom to a mahogany top one, sound wise, I know they're supposed to be different, but has anyone actually had the chance to compare both?

I must admit this lc-185 is begining to interest me quite a bit...
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 2006 10:49 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have an 82' LC-100 (wine red, mahogany top). It is not as bright as your typical maple top. There is, perhaps, a little more depth to the tone and a bit less snap. The all-mahogany is offset a little by the ebony fretboard which I'm sure brightens the tone a bit over rosewood.

Course' I didn't even know that they were making an LC-185. What are the specs?
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 24, 2006 11:17 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks allthumbs, one of those LC-100 would be great, but they're hard to find... anyways you can see the specs of the LC-185 here:

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