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1951 Epiphone Triumph Regent

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Serial #: 63237, blue New York label

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: Solid carved bookmatched spruce top; solid carved birdseye maple back; 5 piece cherry neck with walnut centerstripe; solid Brazilian rosewood fingerboard with diamond mother of pearl inlay; original compensated adjustable Brazilian rosewood bridge; pearl column peghead inlay in stained holly headstock veneer, triple-bound body, bound fingerboard and headstock.

Hardware: Original hardware includes original nickel plated "E-logo" tuners, original Frequensator tailpiece, original compensated adjustable Brazilian rosewood bridge, adjustable truss rod. Vintage correct bound tortoise pickguard; vintage DeArmond FHC floating pickup with volume control and strig clamp rod.

Notes: Epiphone announced the Triumph Regent in 1949, as the cutaway version of Epi's most popular professional archtop. The model was manufactured in New York for only about three years, and is accordingly a much scarcer item than the non-cutaway Triumph, or its closest competitor, the Gibson L-7C.

A beautifully maintained instrument, this handsome guitar has a gleaming, all-original deep Cremona style sunburst finish. With a solid carved quartersawn bookmatched soundboard, this splendid example shows attractive birdseye figure in the solid maple back. The guitar is remarkably free of pick, buckle, thumb or fingerboard wear, and has all-original binding tight to the body

This guitar is equipped with its original 16X1 epsilon-logo tuners, solid Frequensator tailpiece, adjustable Brazilian rosewood bridge, and a vintage correct bound tortoise pickguard. A special plus is the vintage DeArmond FHC floating pickup complete with volume control and mounting rod. With clear, detailed single coil tone, the entire pickup assembly can be removed or re-installed in under a minute.

The action is smooth and low over fine original frets, and the neck has a classic Epiphone gentle C profile. The voice is clear, open and forward, with the big bark for which Epis are justly renowned. And all nestled in its excellent original Epi deluxe hardshell case. Epiphone Regents are some of the very few acoustic cutaways to rival the better noncuts in pure volume, projection and overall tonal response. An outstanding example of a rare cutaway classic from the legendary New York factory. 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 black arched plush lined hardshell case.










































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