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2006 Trenier Model 17

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Serial#: 1023 Signed by the maker, dated 8/4/06

Body size at lower bout: 17" Body Depth: 3" Scale length: 25 1/2" Nut: 1 3/4"

Finish: Sunburst finish, nitrocellulose lacquer type.

Materials: Solid bookmatched handcarved solid spruce top; handcarved AAA tiger flame maple back and sides; solid flame maple neck; solid ebony fingerboard; pearl headstock logo; ebony truss rod cover; 5 ply body and neck binding; bound f-holes; solid bone nut.

Hardware: Hardware includes solid ebony tailpiece; solid ebony finger rest; gold Schaller 16X1 tuners; compensated adjustable ebony bridge; floating Kent Armstrong Handmade PAF pickup w/endpin jack, volume control.

Notes: A European trained builder whose instruments combine traditional design with exacting contemporary standards of craft, Seattle luthier Trenier is a fine visual designer as well as a meticulous fabricator. The result is an instrument as pleasing to the eye as it is to the ear and the hand.

A full depth guitar in the classic tradition, this Trenier Model 17 is carved of exceptional tiger flame maple, with a hand-graduated bookmatched fine grained tap tuned solid spruce top. Premium features include handmade ebony hardware, bound D'Aquisto style f-holes and a floating Kent Armstrong Handmade PAF pickup. The neck profile is an easy gentle D, with smooth low action over finely crowned medium frets on a fingerboard of solid black ebony. With it's finely carved X- braced soundboard, this instrument is a true acoustic guitar, open and forward, with clarity, punch and an even response along the entire scale. The voice is full and bright, with volume and projection unusual in a newly built guitar.

This example is new with lifetime warranty, and is in unplayed condition. Due to a few all-but-invisible traces of checking on the top, we are able to sell the instrument at a demo price. Those savvy enough to bag a Benedetto or Monteleone when they were still bargains can appreciate the value of spotting talent on the way up. One only, call now.

Setup: This instrument is strung with medium gauge bronze roundwound strings (.013-.056). The guitar will accommodate lighter or heavier gauge strings, according to preference. String action is set at 5/64" to 6/64" at the 12th fret, with moderate relief for acoustic playing with medium strings. The action may be lowered or raised to your requirements with the adjustable bridge.

Case: Deluxe plushlined arched black hardshell case.






















































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