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2009 Trenier Broadway
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Serial#: 1059, hand signed by the builder
Body size at lower bout: 16 " Body Depth: 3" Scale length: 25" Nut: 1 3/4"
Finish: Vintage sunburst finish, nitrocellulose lacquer type.
Materials: Solid bookmatched handcarved European spruce top; handcarved figured curly maple back and sides; 2 piece mahogany neck with walnut centerstripe; solid ebony fingerboard; pearl headstock logo; 3-ply grained ivoroid body binding; solid bone nut.
Hardware: Hardware includes gold Kluson prewar style trapeze tailpiece; bound dark tortoise finger rest; gold Grover 18X1 tuners; compensated adjustable ebony bridge.
Notes: Those who've followed our listings over the years know our particular affection for the legendary prewar Epiphone archtops. The brilliance of these guitars has led us to champion the design in contemporary instruments as well. Northwest luthier Bryant Trenier has revisited these renowned instruments, with some intriguing contemporary touches. This handsome and powerful guitar is the result.
The classic 16 inch body is hand carved of exceptionally figured tiger flame maple, with a bookmatched European spruce top, parallel-braced for greater power and projection. The result is an instrument of notable warmth and clarity, with an open acoustic voice rare in newly built guitars. Neck profile is a comfy gentle D, with smooth low action over fine tall fretwork, on a solid ebony fingerboard. True to its vintage roots, the Broadway is fitted with prewar style hardware including gold Grover butterbean tuners, Kluson trapeze tailpiece, and a bound dark tortoise pickguard crafted in the style of the Masterbilt Epis of the early 1930s.
This example is 100% original and in virtually unplayed condition. A striking work of contemporary luthiery, the Trenier Broadway 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 $7500 with a wait of many months. Grab this instant classic at an unbeatable price. 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 deluxe black arched plush lined hardshell case.