Home / Instruments /Accessories / Ordering / Tips


2003 Triggs San Salvador

Status: For pricing and hold status for this instrument, please check our Instruments page here. If this instrument does not appear on the Instruments page it has been sold, and is no longer available. Photos and descriptions of Previously Sold instruments may by found here. To be notified of examples of this or any other model in the future, please contact [email protected].

Dated: 11/25/2003, signed by the builder.

Body size at lower bout: 17" Scale length: 25" Nut Width: 1 11/16" Body depth: 3"

Materials: Bookmatched handcarved tap tuned solid spruce top; solid highly figured bookmatched tiger flame maple back and sides; solid maple neck; solid ebony fingerboard; triple bound fingerboard and peghead; seven ply grained ivoroid body binding; bound f-holes; bone nut.

Hardware: All original hardware including solid ebony bridge; bound tortoise pickguard, gold adjustable finger tailpiece; gold Super Rotomatic 16X1 tuners, floating Armstrong humbucking pickup with volume control and endpin jack.

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 archtop guitars, carved mandolins, and extravagant custom creations for Gibson's celebrity clientele. Working on his own since 1992, Triggs quickly made a name with his superlative recreations of the classic Stromberg and D'Angelico archtops, as well as custom guitars for discriminating players worldwide.

Built in the style of the classic L-5C, the Triggs San Salvador has the 17" Venetian cutaway body and parallel bracing of the legendary Gibson jazz boxes of the 40's and 50's. The Triggs is built from all solid woods throughout, with dramatic curly maple back and sides. The guitar is in superb condition, with all original hardware and case, and the solid ebony fingerboard has elegant Super 400 split block inlays. The voice is clear and even, and the neck profile is a slim gentle "D", comfy in the hand with its nicely radiused fingerboard.

An artful blend of traditional design and modern craftsmanship, Triggs handcrafted guitars are rarely seen on the vintage market, and offer exceptional value to the serious player. One only: call now.

Setup: This instrument is strung with medium gauge nickel roundwound strings (.012-.054). The guitar will accommodate lighter or heavier gauge strings, according to preference. String action is set at 4/64" to 5/64" at the 12th fret, with moderate relief. The action may be lowered or raised to your requirements with the adjustable bridge.

Case: Original deluxe plush lined arched hardshell case.






















































Home / Instruments /Accessories / Ordering / Tips