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2006 Triggs San Salvador

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SN#: 11012006 Dated: 11/1/2006

Body size at lower bout: 17" Scale length: 25 1/2" Nut Width: 1 11/16"

Materials: Bookmatched handcarved tap tuned solid spruce top; solid highly figured bookmatched tiger flame maple back and sides; solid maple neck with walnut centerstripe; 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 ebony pickguard, gold adjustable finger tailpiece; gold Super Rotomatic 16X1 tuners, gold Armstrong floating humbucking pickups.

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", sublime in the hand with its nicely radiused fingerboard. 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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