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2020 Triggs New Yorker

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Dated: 0609/2020, hand signed by Jim and Ryan Triggs.

Body size at lower bout: 17" Scale length: 25" Nut Width: 1 11/16" Body depth: 3" Neck depth, 1st/10th frets: .79/.87

Materials: Hand graduated tap tuned Adirondack spruce top; solid highly figured bookmatched tiger flame maple back and sides; solid maple neck; solid rosewood fingerboard; triple bound fingerboard , peghead and soundholes; seven ply body binding; solid bone nut.

Hardware: Original hardware includes engraved Triggs signature trapeze tailpiece; Grover Imperial 16X1 tuners with tortoise keys; adjustable compensated ebony bridge; bound ebony pickguard.

Notes: In the mid-80's, Gibson's new management inherited a proud company with it's reputation in tatters. Wasting no time, company brass hired master luthier Jim Triggs to head up the newly revitalized Gibson Custom Shop. Drawing on his extensive experience in high-end luthiery, Triggs almost single-handedly revived the firm's reputation as the industry leader in archtop guitars, carved mandolins, and extravagant custom creations for Gibson's celebrity clientele.

Working on his own since 1992, Triggs quickly made a name with his superlative recreations of the classic Stromberg and D'Angelico archtops, as well as custom guitars for discriminating players worldwide. Now in partnership with his son Ryan, the Triggs name has become a watchword for custom luthiery of the highest caliber.

Built in the style of the postwar D'Angelico New Yorker, this magnificent guitar has the Venetian cutaway body, parallel bracing, hardware and styling of the renowned master's top-line instrument. Hand graduated with master grade tonewoods throughout, the Triggs Excel features spectacular bookmatched curly maple of staggering intensity, with a solid, tap-tuned soundboard of quartersawn Adirondack spruce, just like its fabled namesake.

Finished in an elegant violin toned lacquer, the instrument is in showroom condition, with all original gold and ebony hardware, including the signature stairstep pickguard and tailpiece, both icons of art deco design. Apart from a small ding near the bridge, the instrument appears otherwise all but unplayed. The solid rosewood fingerboard has elegant split block inlays, with smooth low action over a fresh high precision setup on the elegant D profile neck, notably comfy in the hand. Typical of Triggs' attention to detail are the classic Imperial style tuning keys, crafted of lustrous faux tortoise shell.

The voice is clear and focused, with the power and projection of the Adirondack top, braced in the traditional parallel design. The bass register is crisp and punchy, with shimmering highs rich in natural reverb: a true acoustic warrior, with cutting power to match the liveliest session.

An artful blend of traditional design and modern craftsmanship, Triggs handcrafted guitars are always a welcome sight on the vintage market, and offer exceptional value to the serious player. 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. The action may be lowered or raised to your requirements with the adjustable bridge.

Case: Original arched black TKL plush lined hardshell case.






















































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