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2002 Triggs Dreadnought, Flame Maple

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Dated: July 4th, 2002, signed by Jim and Ryan Triggs

Body size at lower bout: 16" Scale length: 25 1/2" Nut Width: 1 11/16"

Materials: Bookmatched solid Sitka spruce top; solid highly figured bookmatched tiger flame maple back and sides; solid mahogany neck with solid ebony fingerboard; bound fingerboard and peghead; 5 ply grained ivoroid body binding; polished bone nut; solid ebony bridge; fire stripe pickguard; gold Grover Imperial 16X1 tuners; Fishman AG undersaddle pickup with onboard Powerjack preamp with volume and tone controls.

Notes: In the mid-80's, Gibson's new management inherited a proud company with it's reputation in tatters. Wasting no time, company brass hired master luthier Jim Triggs to head up the newly revitalized Gibson Custom Shop. Drawing on his extensive experience in high-end luthiery, Triggs almost single-handedly revived the firm's reputation as the industry leader in flat top and archtop guitars, carved mandolins, and extravagant custom creations for Gibson's celebrity clientele. Striking out on his own in 1992, Triggs quickly made a name with his superlative creations for discriminating players worldwide, and now works closely with his son Ryan in their shop in Lawrence, Kansas. Triggs players now cross the musical spectrum, and include such luminaries as Alan Jackson, Steve Miller, Marty Stuart, Byron Berline, Chris Hillman, Pat Martino, Mundell Lowe, Jimmy Vivino and countless other top pros.

Built in the style of the classic Martin dreadnought, the Triggs is built with an X-pattern, scalloped braced, bookmatched Sitka spruce top, over a spectacular highly figured curly maple back and sides. Custom art deco design includes the fire-stripe pickguard, thunderbolt headstock and gold Grover Imperial 16X1 tuners. The instrument is in superb condition, with all original hardware, finish and case, and includes a Fishman AG undersaddle pickup with onboard Powerjack preamp with volume and tone controls. The voice is bright, open and powerful, with excellent sustain and projection. The neck profile is an easy gentle "C" with smooth low action. An artful blend of traditional design and modern craftsmanship, Triggs handcrafted guitars are rarely found on the vintage market, and offer exceptional value to the serious player.

Setup: This instrument is strung with medium gauge nickel roundwound strings (.013-.056), and will accommodate lighter or heavier gauge strings, according to preference.

Case: Original plush hardshell case.






















































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