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1946 Epiphone Triumph

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Serial #: 55405

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

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 wonderful condition, this instrument is powerful, bright, and easy to play. A transitional design, she sports the graceful prewar "snowflake" peghead inlay, and unstamped Frequensator tailpiece, seen only in this model year. A fine example free of cracks, pick, buckle, thumb, or fingerboard wear, the guitar is crafted with handsome bubble figure maple in the solid carved back. The guitar has a clear open voice with exceptional projection, a comfy neck with a contemporary profile, and smooth low action. A pair of small screw holes near the low E string have been expertly filled, and the gently shaded Epi style finish appears to have been replaced some years ago. With original frets freshly dressed in excellent condition, this handsome instrument is an unbeatable value for sheer performance and classic good looks.

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: Deluxe black plush lined hardshell case.





















































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