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2006 Trenier Special
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Serial#: 1029, hand signed by the builder, October, 2006
Body size at lower bout: 17 " Body Depth: 3" Scale length: 25 1/2" Nut: 1 11/16" Neck depth: .83/.98, 1st/10th frets
Materials: Solid bookmatched handcarved European spruce top; handcarved figured curly maple back, sides, and neck; solid ebony fingerboard; pearl headstock logo; 7-ply body binding; solid bone nut.
Hardware: Handcarved ebony finger rest, and compensated adjustable bridge, contoured ebony tailpiece, gold Schaller M6 tuners, Armstrong Handwound Adjustable Floating PAF pickup with volume control, endpin jack.
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. One of the most talented builders of his generation, Trenier has built a following on both sides of the Atlantic with his exquisitely crafted instruments, the products of his intensive research and deep commitment to the art of the acoustic archtop guitar.
The classic 17" Venetian cutaway body is hand carved of solid, kiln dried Alpine spruce, with handsome curly Euro maple back, sides and neck. This example has all original hardware and finish, and has been maintained in superb condition, without pick, buckle, thumb or fingerboard wear. At just 6lb 4oz the instrument is well balanced, on the lap or the strap.
Neck profile is a comfy gentle D, with smooth low action over fine medium fretwork, on a solid ebony fingerboard, with a fresh high-precision setup. Enhancing its versatility is the Armstrong Handwound Adjustable Floating PAF pickup, a marvel of faithful amplification, equally at home with nickel or bronze strings alike. The art-deco soundholes echo the streamlined aesthetic of the instrument's D'Angelico heritage, and the hand graduated, tap tuned, X braced soundboard affords a rich, woody voice, with excellent acoustic volume and projection.
A striking work of contemporary luthiery, the Trenier Special delivers robust vintage tone with 21st century playability, in a design that synthesizes the best of old and new. Bryant's new guitars start at $10K with a substantial wait. Grab this instant classic at an unbeatable price. One only, call now.
Setup: This instrument is strung with medium gauge nickel flatwound 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.