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2007 Trenier 17 Custom

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Serial#: 1043 Signed by the maker, dated January, 2007

Body size at lower bout: 17" Body Depth: 3" Scale length: 25.5" Nut: 1 11/16"

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 engraved ebony/brass tailpiece; solid ebony finger rest; gold Schaller 16X1 tuners; compensated adjustable ebony bridge; floating Kent Armstrong Alnico Single Coil pickup w/endpin jack, thumbwheel volume and tone controls under guard.

Notes: A European trained builder whose instruments combine traditional design with exacting contemporary standards of craft, luthier 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 classic tradition, the Trenier 17 Custom is carved of exceptional tiger flame maple, with a hand-graduated bookmatched fine grained tap tuned solid spruce top. With it's finely carved X- braced soundboard, the Trenier 17 Special is a true acoustic guitar, open and forward, with clarity, punch and an even response along the entire scale. The neck profile is full and gently rounded in the early 50's Gibson style, with finely crowned medium frets over a fingerboard of solid black ebony. The voice is open and powerful, with crystal clarity and projection to burn. Premium features include handmade ebony hardware, bound f-holes and a floating Kent Armstrong Alnico Single Coil pickup. And the wood, that impossibly figured wood.

This example is in immaculate virtually unplayed condition, without pick, buckle, thumb or fingerboard wear. 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: Original black deluxe arched plush lined hardshell case.






















































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