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2006 Trenier RW Custom
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Serial#: 1027, hand signed by the builder
Body size at lower bout: 16 " Body Depth: 2 3/4" Scale length: 24 3/4" Nut: 1 11/16" Neck depth: .82/.88, 1st/10th frets
Materials: Solid bookmatched handcarved European spruce top; handcarved figured black walnut back and sides; solid 2-piece mahogany neck; solid ebony fingerboard; pearl headstock logo; curly maple body binding; solid bone nut.
Hardware: All original gold hardware includes mini-Schaller tuners, Seymour Duncan SH-18 humbucking pickup with thumbwheel volume and tone controls, endpin jack; handcarved ebony tailpiece and compensated adjustable bridge.
Notes: Few contemporary luthiers have risen more quickly into prominence than Bryant Trenier. Now located in the medieval town of Uzes, France, Trenier has built an unparalleled reputation for both meticulous construction and top-flight design, making his instruments highly coveted by a worldwide audience.
Patterned after the classic D'Aquisto archtops built for Joe Pass and Jim Hall among others, the RW Custom was designed for the working player, with a comfy 16" body, gliding under the arm at just 2 3/4" in depth. Hand carved and tap-tuned, the X-braced European spruce soundboard has exceptional acoustic resonance, particularly notable for an instrument with a built-in pickup.
The body is crafted of solid bookmatched figured black walnut, a tonewood known for its brilliant response. Masterfully bookmatched, and at just 5lb 13oz, the instrument is remarkably lightweight and well balanced. Neck profile is a comfy gentle D, with smooth low action over a fresh high-precision setup, on a solid ebony fingerboard. The voice is particularly vibrant, with more acoustic volume and resonance than many guitars with floating pickups.
This example is 100% original, and free of pick, buckle, thumb or fingerboard wear. Indeed, apart from a few incidental nicks, the instrument appears virtually unplayed. This remarkable guitar updates a legendary model for the contemporary player, with classic tone and 21st century playability. Grab this instant classic at an unbeatable price. One only, call now.
Setup: This instrument is strung with medium gauge nickel 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 black arched plush lined hardshell case.