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1945 Epiphone Triumph

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Serial #: 53764

Body size at lower bout: 17 3/8" Scale length: 25 1/2" Nut: 1 11/16"

Materials: Handcarved solid Adirondack spruce top; solid handcarved figured maple back and sides; five-piece maple neck; Brazilian rosewood fingerboard and bridge; diamond-pattern enamel fingerboard inlay and "fleur-de-lis" style peghead inlay; triple-bound body, bound fingerboard and headstock, original bone nut.

Hardware: Original nickel hardware includes 16x1 epsilon-logo tuners and Patent Pending Frequensator tailpiece, adjustable compensated Brazilian rosewood bridge, hex-key adjustable truss rod. Vintage correct bound tortoise pickguard.

Notes: Designed in the height of the big-band era, the Epiphone Triumph has always been a favorite for players wanting maximum bang for the buck. Built with the same materials, scale length, and body design as the upscale Broadway and Deluxe models, the Triumph delivers all the sound and feel of the most costly guitars in the line.

An original New York Epiphone in superb condition, this instrument is powerful, bright, and easy to play. A transitional design, she sports the graceful prewar "snowflake" peghead inlay. A fine example free of cracks, pick, buckle, thumb, or fingerboard wear, the guitar is crafted with birdseye maple in the solid carved back. Hardware is all original, with the addition of a vintage correct bound tortoise pickguard, from an original template.

The instrument has an unusually clear, powerful voice with exceptional projection, a comfy neck with a contemporary C profile, and smooth low action over freshly levelled original frets. The deep three-tone sunburst finish shows just enough normal checking to confirm its originality, the original multi-ply binding is tight to the body, and the Frequensator tailpiece is rock solid.

Nestled in its original Epiphone deluxe arched brown plush lined hardshell case, this handsome instrument is an unbeatable value for sheer performance and classic good looks. One only: call now.

Setup: The frets have been precision leveled, recrowned and polished; trussrod tension and neck relief adjusted; bridge height adjusted; bridge compensation set; string slots at nut and bridge inspected and recut as necessary; bridge foot contour inspected and fit to top as necessary; bridge radius inspected and recurved as necessary; bridge wheels and tuners lubricated; fingerboard and bridge oiled; body and neck cleaned and hand polished.

This instrument is strung with medium gauge bronze strings (.013-.057). 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 Epiphone deluxe arched brown plush lined hardshell case.





















































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