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2009 Trenier Broadway
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Serial#: 1060, 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 walnut back and sides; 2 piece mahogany neck with walnut centerstripe; solid ebony fingerboard; pearl headstock logo; 3-ply body binding; solid bone nut.
Hardware: Handcarved ebony includes countoured tailpiece and finger rest, compensated adjustable bridge. Gold mini-Schaller tuners, Armstrong Handwound Adjustable Floating Single Coil pickup with thumbwheel volume control. endpin jack.
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.
A rare cutaway version of this popular model, the classic 16 inch body is hand carved of solid black walnut, with dramatic bookmatched chevron figure, very rare to see in this species of tonewood. Used in Epi's legendary prewar Broadway models, the walnut body imparts a unique brilliance and projection to the voice, and with its bookmatched European spruce top, this remarkable guitar is also X-braced for greater sustain and bass response. The result is an instrument of notable warmth and depth, with a clear, open acoustic voice rare in newly built guitars. Neck profile is a comfy gentle D, with smooth low action over fine medium fretwork, on a solid ebony fingerboard. Enhancing its versatility is the Armstrong Handwound Adjustable Floating Single Coil pickup, a marvel of faithful amplification, equally at home with nickel or bronze strings alike.
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.