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2006 Trenier Model 17

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Serial#: 1028. Signed by the maker, dated 8/25/06

Body size at lower bout: 17" Body Depth: 3" Scale length: 25 1/2" Nut: 1 3/4" Neck depth, 1st/10th frets: .85/.97

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: All original solid ebony hardware includes contoured tailpiece, finger rest and compensated adjustable bridge; gold Schaller 16X1 tuners; 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, Bryant 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 D'Aquisto tradition, this Trenier Model 17 is currently known as his New Yorker model. Carved of exceptional tiger flame maple, the instrument features a hand-graduated bookmatched fine grained tap tuned solid spruce top. Premium features include handmade ebony hardware, bound deco style f-holes, and a floating Kent Armstrong Handmade PAF pickup. The neck profile is an easy gentle D, with smooth low action over a fresh high precision setup, 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 for which Bryant's guitars have become renowned. This brilliant example is 100% original, and has been meticulously maintained in showroom condition, free of playwear.

Those savvy enough to have bagged a Benedetto or Monteleone when they were still bargains can appreciate the value of spotting talent on the way up, and no luthier in recent years has risen faster or farther than Trenier, who at this writing has stopped taking new orders to catch up on his backlog. One only, call now.

Setup: This instrument is strung with medium gauge bronze roundwound strings. 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 for acoustic playing with medium strings. The action may be lowered or raised to your requirements with the adjustable bridge.

Case: Original deluxe plushlined arched black hardshell case.






















































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