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1947 Epiphone Triumph

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Serial #: 56722

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

Materials: Carved solid Adirondack spruce top; caved solid maple back; five-piece cherry neck; Brazilian rosewood fingerboard and bridge; diamond-pattern fingerboard inlay and "fleur-de-lis" style peghead inlay, triple-bound body, bound fingerboard and headstock, bone nut; pearl fingerboard and abalone peghead inlays.

Hardware: Original hardware includes Epsilon-logo 16X1 tuners; bound firestripe tortoise pickguard; adjustable truss rod. Gibson style Pat. Pend Frequensator tailpiece; compensated adjustable ebony bridge.

Notes: The Epiphone Triumph was introduced in 1932, becoming Epi's most popular full sized guitar until the company closed in the mid 50's. Priced competitively with the Gibson L-7, the Triumph is structurally identical to the upscale Epi Deluxe and Broadway models. This example is an original New York Epiphone in excellent condition; powerful, bright and easy to play. The solid carved bookmatched solid spruce top is carved of Appalachian Red Spruce, North America's most highly prized tonewood, now virtually unobtainable in these dimensions.

The column design peghead inlay made its debut in this model year, and this example employs high color abalone, rather than the more common white pearl in the peghead. A fine, crack free example, this guitar has all original dark sunburst finish. The body shows normal scattered finish nicks for an instrument of its vintage, but no patches of pick, buckle, thumb, or fingerboard wear. The binding is tight and all original, and guitar is fitted with original 16x1 Epsilon logo tuners, and a rare firestripe tortoise pickguard, pre-notched for a floating pickup. The action is fast and low over precision leveled fretwork, and the neck has a comfy, contemporary gentle C profile. The voice is exceptionally clear, even and powerful, with surpassing projection: the sound only a well-played vintage soundboard can deliver. A fine example of our most popular Epiphone ever.

Setup: The frets have been precision leveled, recrowned and polished as necessary; trussrod tension and neck relief adjusted; as required; 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 arched plushlined hardshell case.





















































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