guitars

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Charvel Eddie Van Halen Art Series #1

notes: red with black and white stripes

used during the Jane's Addiction tour in 2003

currently in Dave's possesion? yes


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Charvel Eddie Van Halen Art Series #2

notes: white with black stripes

currently in Dave's possesion? yes


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Danelectro Baritone - black

notes: can be seen in the video for "Rexall" and P. Diddy's "Bad Boy 4 Life"

currently in Dave's possesion? probably


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Danelectro Baritone - red

notes: used during the recording of Trust No One

currently in Dave's possesion? no, it was loaned for the studio session


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Fender Hello Kitty

notes: his wife bought the guitar but Dave fully intends to modify it into a rock guitar

scarifications: only what Dave will do to it

currently in Dave's possesion? yes


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Fender Jazzmaster

notes: used during the recording of Deconstruction's album

currently in Dave's possesion? not likely


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Fender Custom Shop Stratocaster - sunburst

notes: this was Dave's main strat with the Red Hot Chili Peppers during Woodstock 1994 and the European tour in 1995

sunburst with a white pickguard, 3 single coil pickups, and a tremelo arm

currently in Dave's possesion? no, it shattered after Dave dropped it during the European tour


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Fender Custom Shop Stratocaster - Dave

notes: this was Dave's main strat with the Red Hot Chili Peppers after the European tour in 1995 and until he got the Modulus strat in 1996; after acquiring the Modulus, Dave continued to use this strat live on such songs as "Under the Bridge" and "Me and My Friends"

black with white pickguard, 3 single coil pickups, and a tremolo arm

scarifications: "DAVE" horizontally in black marker on head

currently in Dave's possesion? probably


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Fender Custom Shop Stratocaster - #2

notes: this was Dave's number 2 strat with the Red Hot Chili Peppers

sunburst with a brown shell pickguard, 3 single coil pickups, and a tremelo arm

scarifications: Plexi (friend of Dave's band) sticker northwest of tail piece
"*CAMPFIRE GIRLS*" (friend of Dave's band) vertically in black marker across top of pick-ups
dents and dings left by a screwdriver, on purpose
(scarifications can be seen in an additional photo)

currently in Dave's possesion? unknown


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Fender Custom Shop Stratocaster - black

notes: this was another Strat Dave used with the Red Hot Chili Peppers during the European tour in 1995

black with a tortoise shell pickguard, 3 single coil pickups, and a tremelo arm

currently in Dave's possesion? unknown


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Fender Custom Shop Stratocaster

notes: this was another Strat Dave used with the Red Hot Chili Peppers or the #2 with more stickers? (source footage is not clear enough)

scarifications: many stickers

currently in Dave's possesion? unknown, Dave was seen playing it during MTV's Rockumentary special, possibly while recording


Fender Custom Shop Stratocaster - champagne pink

notes: this was another Dave mentioned in an interview he had in possession while with the Red Hot Chili Peppers

currently in Dave's possesion? unknown


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Fender Telecaster - RHCP

notes: possibly a '69 Telecaster Thinline model

Anthony used this during live performances of "Give it Away" and the backup people also used it

scarifications: "PORK" vertically in black marker behind tail piece

currently in Dave's possesion? no, it was Anthony's guitar


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Fender Telecaster - TPC

notes: in The Panic Channel, Dave uses it during "Outsider"

currently in Dave's possesion? no, it is Steve's guitar


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Fernandes Ravelle

notes: can be seen in the music video for "Hungry"

currently in Dave's possesion? yes


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Fernandes ZO-3

notes: practice guitar with built-in amp

Though it has a built-in amp and runs on a battery, it can also be plugged in. The story goes that Dave had left the guitar turned on for an hour, and then recorded the solo while the guitar didn't have much power, to give the "Walkabout" solo some crunch. It was recorded with the mic placed right up to the guitar's speaker and volume all the way up.

currently in Dave's possesion? probably not


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Gibson ES 135

notes: used during the recording of The Panic Channel's debut album

currently in Dave's possesion? no, it was loaned for the studio session


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Gibson Flying V

notes: can be seen in the Mariah Carey video for "Bringin' On the Heartache"

currently in Dave's possesion? it was probably loaned for the video shoot


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Gibson Les Paul

notes: Dave is rarely seen with this guitar

currently in Dave's possesion? probably


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Gibson Les Paul - black

notes: Dave has owned this since his time with Jane's Addiction in the late 1980s

currently in Dave's possesion? most likely


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Gibson Les Paul - mirrored finish

notes: can be seen in the video for "Just Because"

currently in Dave's possesion? unknown

(I've been trying to figure out the exact model of this guitar and classified it under my best guess. Some guesses are that it is a Les Paul New Century but I'm not convinced by reading the general specs and looking at the guitar in the video. Unless of course it was a modified New Century.)


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Ibanez RG 500 series - black

notes: Dave didn't like the pointy edges of these guitars and had the company round them off

currently in Dave's possesion? not likely


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Ibanez RG 500 series - blue

notes: Dave didn't like the pointy edges of these guitars and had the company round them off

can be seen in the Jane's Addiction music video for "Stop"

currently in Dave's possesion? not likely


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Ibanez RG 500 series - yellow

notes: Dave didn't like the pointy edges of these guitars and had the company round them off (view another picture of this guitar)

can be seen in the Jane's Addiction music video for "Mountain Song"

scarifications: peace symbol sticker southwest of tail piece
2 dancing skeletons with top hat stickers below pickups
bat sticker on pointy end by strap pin

currently in Dave's possesion? not likely


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Ibanez - Nothing's Shocking custom artwork

notes: Nothing's Shocking artwork on front; forks on side

strat body and a Les Paul pickup configuration as Dave liked having the rhythm/treble toggle switch at the top and having two volume knobs so that he could set different levels from the guitar rather than a footswitch.

scarifications: 0~~> (same symbol tattooed on Dave's right palm) in black marker on sharp end parallel to strap pin

currently in Dave's possesion? yes


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Ibanez Custom - gold

notes: used during the Ritual de lo Habitual tour

custom made with top half of the body modeled after a Telecaster and the bottom half after a Les Paul cutaway with a hum/sing/hum pickup configuration (ultrasonic pickups), 5-way switch, and a tremelo arm

scarifications: "BAT MAN" (on bat) sticker behind tail piece

currently in Dave's possesion? not likely


Kramer

notes: Dave is known to have used Kramer guitars

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Martin & Co. 6 string

notes: a gift from Rick Rubin

currently in Dave's possesion? most likely


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Modulus Graphite Stratocaster

notes: Dave liked this guitar for feeling like a Strat but with the neck of an Ibanez and this was Dave's main guitar with the Red Hot Chili Peppers starting in 1996

black with shimmering white pickguard, 3 single coil pickups, and a tremelo arm

used live on the following songs: Give It Away, Warped, Walkabout, Backwoods, Higher Ground, Blood Sugar Sex Magik, Coffee Shop, Aeroplane, One Big Mob, Deep Kick, Nevermind, Stone Cold Bush, The Power of Equality, and Venus in Furs by the Velvet Underground

scarifications: Apple Computers logo sticker behind tail piece

currently in Dave's possesion? probably not


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Ovation 12 string

notes: for the Jane's Relapse this guitar was used during the acoustic set ("Jane Says" & "Classic Girl")

currently in Dave's possesion? probably not


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Parker Fly Deluxe

notes: DiMarzio and Fishman active-piezo transducer system pickups, vibrato bridge, and a tremelo arm

used with the Red Hot Chili Peppers live to mimic an acoustic guitar on songs such as "My Friends" and covering the Velvet Underground's "Heroin"

currently in Dave's possesion? unknown


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PRS Custom model 24 - black

notes: HFS (Hot, Fat and Screams) and Vintage Bass (Alnico) pickups, 5 position switch, PRS Stop-tail, wide-thin neck, PRS Tremelo system (low-friction nut, a low headstock angle, PRS Self-Locking Tuning Pegs, PRS Custom Machined Bridge, pop-in adjustable arm)

on the Jane's Relapse tour, used on the following songs: Ain't No Right, Stop, Whores

scarifications: stickers which can be seen in the picture

currently in Dave's possesion? most likely


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PRS Custom model 24 - blue

notes: HFS (Hot, Fat and Screams) and Vintage Bass (Alnico) pickups, 5 position switch, PRS Stop-tail, wide-thin neck, PRS Tremelo system (low-friction nut, a low headstock angle, PRS Self-Locking Tuning Pegs, PRS Custom Machined Bridge, pop-in adjustable arm)

on the Jane's Relapse tour, used on the following songs: Ain't No Right, Stop, Whores

currently in Dave's possesion? most likely


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PRS Custom model 24 - grey

notes: HFS (Hot, Fat and Screams) and Vintage Bass (Alnico) pickups, 5 position switch, PRS Stop-tail, wide-thin neck, PRS Tremelo system (low-friction nut, a low headstock angle, PRS Self-Locking Tuning Pegs, PRS Custom Machined Bridge, pop-in adjustable arm)

currently in Dave's possesion? unknown (has only been spotted in this photo shortly after joining the Red Hot Chili Peppers)


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PRS Custom model 24 - white #1

notes: HFS (Hot, Fat and Screams) and Vintage Bass (Alnico) pickups, 5 position switch, PRS Stop-tail, Sperzel locking tuning pegs, wide-thin neck, PRS Tremelo system (low-friction nut, a low headstock angle, PRS Custom Machined Bridge, pop-in adjustable arm)

on the Jane's Relapse tour, used on the following songs: Up the Beach, Ocean Size, Then She Did, Three Days, Ted...Just Admit It

currently in Dave's possesion? yes, it is his number 1 guitar


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PRS Custom model 24 - white #2

notes: HFS (Hot, Fat and Screams) and Vintage Bass (Alnico) pickups, 5 position switch, PRS Stop-tail, Sperzel locking tuning pegs, wide-thin neck, PRS Tremelo system (low-friction nut, a low headstock angle, PRS Custom Machined Bridge, pop-in adjustable arm)

scarifications: "MA" horizontally in red marker northwest of tail piece
below that "#9" in black marker (this was later erased)

currently in Dave's possesion? yes


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PRS Custom model 24 - white #3

notes: HFS (Hot, Fat and Screams) and Vintage Bass (Alnico) pickups, 5 position switch, PRS Stop-tail, Sperzel locking tuning pegs, wide-thin neck, PRS Tremelo system (low-friction nut, a low headstock angle, PRS Custom Machined Bridge, pop-in adjustable arm)

scarifications: note taped to guitar (from performance with Jay-Z "99 Problems" at 2004 BET Awards)

currently in Dave's possesion? yes


PRS Custom model 24 - white #4

notes: HFS (Hot, Fat and Screams) and Vintage Bass (Alnico) pickups, 5 position switch, PRS Stop-tail, Sperzel locking tuning pegs, wide-thin neck, PRS Tremelo system (low-friction nut, a low headstock angle, PRS Custom Machined Bridge, pop-in adjustable arm)

scarifications: none

currently in Dave's possesion? yes

PRS Dave Navarro Signature Model

notes: Custom Dave Navarro truss rod cover, HFS (Hot, Fat and Screams) and Vintage Bass (Alnico) pickups, 3-way toggle pickup selector, volume and push/pull tone control, PRS tremolo, PRS 14:1 Phase II low mass locking tuners, wide thin neck, 25" scale 24-fret neck, "Dave Navarro" model noted on truss rod cover on the headstock

currently in Dave's possesion? the company probably gave him the first one but you can buy your own that looks like this

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Sigma 12 string

notes: it has been stated in articles that Dave owns a Sigma acoustic 12 string, however I am not exactly sure if this is the guitar but I knew of the Sigma and had this picture...

the guitar featured in the photo was used when Dave played with Porno For Pyros in 1997

currently in Dave's possesion? unknown


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Takamine 12 string

notes: for the Jane's Relapse this guitar was used during the acoustic set ("Jane Says" & "Classic Girl")

currently in Dave's possesion? probably not


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Yamaha LL6DN

notes: Dave Navarro signature model based on the LLX6 with the Spread logo on the headstock
Eric Avery played the guitar live on Camp Freddy radio

currently in Dave's possesion? no, he owned the first copy but donated it to charity


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Kurt Cobain guitar

notes: one of Kurt Cobain's guitars--a gift from Courtney Love

currently in Dave's possesion? probably, (Dave said he would give it to Frances Bean if she ever wants it)


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Fender Precision Bass

notes: split pickups, tone and volume settings

scarifications: Crazy Town sticker on upper body
Nancy Raygun sticker (ex-girlfriend's band; pictured playing bass with them) on body beneath strings

currently in Dave's possesion? apparently sold off and made its way to ebay


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Twiggy Ramirez bass

notes: used to record Marilyn Manson's "The Beautiful People"--a gift from Twiggy

currently in Dave's possesion? probably


piano

Baby Grand Piano - black

notes: maker unknown

Dave didn't have interest in piano when he took lessons as a small child but regained interest while with the Red Hot Chili Peppers and took lessons

scarifications: "rockstar" sticker

currently in Dave's possesion? probably


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Keyboards

notes: maker unknown

Dave would play keyboards during "Slow Divers" and had a keyboard in his home studio

currently in Dave's possesion? probably not as he no longer has a home studio


Pearl drum kit

notes: Dave had a basic Pearl set in his home studio but probably got rid of it after getting married--it should be noted however that his wife has a drum set

drums/percussion

Ice Chests and more

notes: during "Chip Away", Dave and Eric would keep the beat by striking anything, ice chests in particular