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1948 Epiphone Triumph

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Serial #: 58241

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

Finish: Original sunburst finish, nitrocellulose lacquer type

Materials: Handcarved solid quartersawn bookmatched spruce top; solid handcarved figured maple back; rock maple sides and five-piece neck; 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 hardware includes nickel-plated "Epsilon-logo" tuners; bound red swirl tortoise pickguard; hex-key adjustable truss rod. Vintage Epiphone nickel Pat. Pend. Frequensator tailpiece, compensated Epiphone adjustable Brazilian rosewood bridge. K&K under-soundboard pickup with endpin jack.

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.

With fine original frets and a nice high bridge, the instrument delivers a wonderfully powerful bark with exceptional clarity. The original nickel plated epsilon logo 16X1 tuners are smooth and precise, and the Pat.Pend. stamped Frequensator tailpiece has a 1/4" endpin jack installed, connected to a K&K piezo pickup system, mounted under the soundboard. The deep sunburst finish is all original and remarkably free from pick, buckle and fingerboard wear, showing some normal age checking and some spots of wear by the treble soundhole, probably from an old DeArmond control box.

The soundboard is finely carved of solid quartersawn bookmatched spruce, with a solid carved maple back, and sides that show deep rollers of handsome tiger flame figure. With it's huge voice, a fine contemporary neck profile and smooth low action, this great player is a unbeatable combination of tone, playablilty, looks and value. All ensconced in its original Epiphone harshell case, with the epsilon logo in plush under the lid. 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; 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 plush lined arched hardshell case.






















































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