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2010 Trenier Broadway
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Serial#: F1065, hand signed by the builder
Body size at lower bout: 16 1/2 " Body Depth: 3" Scale length: 25 1/2" Nut: 1 3/4" Neck depth, 1st/10th frets: .84/.90
Finish: Vintage sunburst finish, hand rubbed varnish.
Materials: Solid bookmatched handcarved European spruce top; handcarved figured curly maple back and sides; solid one-piece flame maple neck; solid ebony fingerboard; pearl headstock logo; 3-ply body binding; solid bone nut.
Hardware: Solid ebony tailpiece, pickguard and compensated adjustable ebony bridge; gold Grover 18X1 tuners; Lollar Gold Foil single coil floating pickup with volume and tone controls, 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.
The classic 16 inch body is finished in the classic style of the Loar era Gibsons, with hand rubbed stain and varnish, an ultra-light finish designed to optimize the acoustic response of the soundboard. With a solid bookmatched figured tiger flame maple body and neck, the guitar has a hand-graduated, tap tuned European spruce top, which is parallel braced for maximum volume and projection.
At a mere 5lb. 2oz, the guitar is phenomenally light in weight, and exquisitely balanced, on the lap or the strap. The result is an instrument of notable brilliance and clarity, with an open acoustic voice rare in newly built guitars. Neck profile is a comfy gentle D, with smooth low action over a fresh high-precision setup, on a solid ebony fingerboard. A rare cutaway version with a comfy 16 1/2" body, this guitar has original Cremona sunburst finish, free of pick, buckle, thumb or fingerboard wear. Smooth low action with a fresh high-precision setup. Apart from a few scattered varnish nicks, and a little finish touchup near the endpin, the guitar shows few signs of play altogether. Finally, the guitar is fitted with a Lollar Gold Foil single coil floating pickup, with volume and tone controls and an endpin jack.
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. With his workshop now located in southern France, Trenier is crafting guitars in high demand on both sides of the pond. One only, call now.
Setup: This instrument is strung with medium gauge bronze 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: Deluxe black molded plush lined hardshell case.