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2012 Trenier Custom Classic 17

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Serial#: 1080 Signed by the maker, dated March 21, 2012

Body size at lower bout: 17" Body Depth: 3" Scale length: 25" Nut: 1 11/16" Neck depth: .85/.96 1st/10th frets

Finish: Ice tea burst, 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; curly koa body and neck binding; solid bone nut.

Hardware: Solid Macassar ebony pickguard, bridge and truss rod cover; black ebony tailpiece; gold Schaller 16X1 tuners.

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, this Custom Classic model is a true acoustic archtop from stem to stern, open and forward, with clarity, punch and an even response along the entire scale.

At barely 5lb 2oz, the instrument is uncommonly light in weight, and delightfully balanced. The voice is open and powerful, with crystal clarity and projection to burn. Premium features include handcarved Macassar ebony hardware, and dramatic curly koa binding throughout. The neck profile is a gentle D, with finely crowned medium frets over a fingerboard of solid black ebony, with a fresh high-precision setup.

This example is in superb all original 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 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 black deluxe arched plush lined hardshell case.






















































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