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1953 Epiphone Triumph Regent

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Serial #: 66062, blue New York label

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

Finish: Original natural blonde finish, nitrocellulose lacquer type.

Materials: Quartersawn bookmatched solid spruce top; solid birdseye maple back and sides; 5 piece maple neck with walnut centerstripe; Brazilian rosewood fingerboard with diamond mother of pearl inlay; pearl column peghead inlay in stained holly headstock veneer, triple-bound body, bound fingerboard and headstock.

Hardware: 100% original nickel hardware includes plated "E-logo" tuners, Frequensator tailpiece, adjustable compensated Brazilian rosewood bridge, bound tortoise pickguard, adjustable truss rod. DeArmond Model 1000 Rhythm Chief floating pickup with clamp, controls and cable.

Notes: Acquired from the family of the original owner, this pristine beauty has never left the Greater Seattle area since it was purchased brand new some six decades ago. The original blonde finish is in showroom condition, without pick, buckle thumb or fingerboard wear, and the nickel hardware is 100% original, with plating in excellent condition. The tuner buttons are a pale white, almost like new, as is the factory label inside the guitar. Apart from a few incidental lacquer nicks in the deep amber lacquer, this remarkable instrument appears all but unplayed.

Epiphone cutaways are exceptionally rare, and examples from this brief era of the early fifties are especially prized, as they offer a peghead mounted adjustable truss rod. The solid maple back shows handsome birdseye figure, and the soundboard is bookmatched of solid clear quartersawn spruce, beautifully aged. The voice is loud and bright, with classic Epi bark and projection, and the neck profile is quite contemporary, with smooth low action over a gentle C profile neck. A special plus is the genuine DeArmond Model 1000 Rhythm Chief floating pickup with clamp, controls and cable, now out of production for many decades.

Nestled in its original brown Lifton Epiphone hardshell case, this musical time-capsule from the Eisenhower era is ready to start its playing career from scratch. Don't hold your breath waiting for a sweeter one: 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 deluxe brown Lifton Epiphone arched plush lined hardshell case.






































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