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1947 Epiphone Triumph

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Serial #: 56586

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

Finish: Blonde finish, nitrocellulose lacquer type

Materials: Solid bookmatched carved spruce top; solid carved maple back and sides; five-piece maple neck; solid Brazilian rosewood fingerboard; split-diamond pattern abalone fingerboard inlay and "column" style peghead inlay, triple-bound body, bound fingerboard and headstock; bone nut.

Hardware: Original nickel-plated hardware includes "Epsilon-logo" tuners; Pat. Pend. Frequensator tailpiece, compensated adjustable rosewood and maple bridge; hex-key adjustable truss rod. Vintage correct bound leopard shell tortoise pickguard.

Notes: The Epiphone Triumph was introduced in 1932, becoming Epi's most popular pro-sized guitar until the company closed in the 50's. Designed in the height of the big-band era, the 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 Deluxe and Broadway models, the Triumph delivers all the sound and feel of the most costly guitars in the line at a fraction of the cost.

This fine postwar example is one of the first with the 'column' inlay in the peghead, and a neck of solid maple. Bright and forward, this handsome instrument delivers a wonderfully powerful bark with exceptional clarity. The original nickel plated epsilon logo 16X1 tuners are smooth and precise, and the Frequensator tailpiece and binding are in fine shape. The back centerseam has been soundly resealed, along with several typical hairline cracks near the soundholes, with some spot lacquer touchup applied. The original deep amber finish has been protected with a light overcoat of true vintage style nitro lacquer as well. With its huge voice, a fine contemporary neck profile and smooth low action, this blonde bomber is a unbeatable combination of tone, playablilty and value.

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; bridgewheels 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 black alligator arched plush lined hardshell case.






















































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