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1953 Epiphone Triumph

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Serial #: 64776, 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: Handcarved, bookmatched solid spruce top and solid handcarved maple back; 3 piece maple neck with walnut centerstripe; solid Brazilian rosewood fingerboard with diamond mother of pearl inlay; original adjustable Brazilian rosewood bridge; pearl column peghead inlay in stained holly headstock veneer, triple-bound body, bound fingerboard and headstock.

Hardware: Original nickel hardware includes 16x1 epsilon logo tuners, Pat. Pend. Frequensator tailpiece, compensated adjustable Brazilian rosewood bridge, adjustable truss rod. Vintage correct bound tortoise pickguard.

Notes: Introduced in 1932, the Triumph was Epiphone's most popular professional quality guitar. Upsized to 17" in 1936, the full-body Triumph model remained in the catalog until the company was acquired by Gibson in 1957, and has always been the most popular Epi model among our customers.

This remarkable example has been kept in virtually under-the bed condition, without cracks or repairs, and free of pick, buckle, thumb or fingerboard wear. The original sunburst finish is remarkably absent the lacquer checking one expects in a sixty year old guitar, and apart from a few scattered finish nicks, shows only the most incidental play wear. Hardware includes the headstock mounted adjustable truss rod, original 16X1 E-logo tuners, adjustable compensated rosewood bridge and Frequensator tailpiece.

The action is smooth and low over fine original frets and a comfy C profile neck. With a powerful, brilliant voice, this gleaming guitar has the big bark for which Epis are justifiably famous. The player's choice, this time-capsule special looks and plays substantially as it left the New York factory almost six decades ago. 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: Deluxe black arched plush lined hardshell case.








































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