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2011 Trenier Model 'E'
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Serial#: 1058, hand signed by the builder
Body size at lower bout: 16 " Body Depth: 2 11/16" Scale length: 24 3/4" Nut: 1 3/4" Neck depth: .81/.94. 1st/10th frets
Materials: Solid bookmatched handcarved European spruce top; handcarved figured curly maple back, sides and neck; solid ebony fingerboard; pearl headstock logo; 5-ply body binding; solid bone nut.
Hardware: Handcarved ebony tailpiece and finger rest, compensated adjustable bridge. Gold mini-Schaller tuners, Jason Lollar humbucking pickup with thumbwheel volume and tone controls, endpin jack.
Notes: Few contemporary luthiers have risen more quickly into prominence than Bryant Trenier. Now located in the medieval town of Uzes, France, Trenier has built an unparalleled reputation for both meticulous construction and top-flight design, making his instruments highly coveted by a worldwide audience.
Patterned after the classic D'Aquisto archtops built for Joe Pass and Jim Hall among others, the Model E is designed for the working player, with a comfy 16" body, gliding under the arm at just 2 11/16" in depth. Hand carved and tap-tuned, the X-braced European spruce soundboard has exceptional acoustic resonance, particularly notable for an instrument with a built-in pickup.
Body and neck are crafted of AAAA Euro flamed maple, masterfully bookmatched, and at just 5lb 11oz, the instrument is remarkably lightweight and well balanced. Neck profile is a comfy gentle D, with smooth low action over a fresh high-precision setup, on a solid ebony fingerboard with classic split-block pearl inlays. The Jason Lollar humbucking pickup is rich and warm, with excellent sustain and fidelity.
This example is 100% original, and free of pick, buckle, thumb or fingerboard wear. Indeed, apart from a small finish nick on the back of the headstock, the instrument appears virtually unplayed. This remarkable guitar updates a legendary model for the contemporary player, with classic tone and 21st century playability. Grab this instant classic at an unbeatable price. One only, call now.
Setup: This instrument is strung with medium gauge nickel 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: Original deluxe black arched plush lined hardshell case.