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1966 Epiphone Triumph A-412

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Serial #: 407181, blue Kalamazoo label

Body size at lower bout: 17 3/8" Scale length: 25 1/2" Neck width at nut: 1 9/16"

Finish: Original cherry sunburst finish, nitrocellulose lacquer type.

Materials: Quartersawn, bookmatched solid carved spruce soundboard; arched figured maple back and sides; solid one-piece Honduras mahogany neck; Brazilian rosewood fingerboard with diamond mother of pearl inlay; adjustable compensated Brazilian rosewood bridge, pearl peghead inlay, three-ply top binding, bound back, fingerboard, and headstock.

Hardware: 100% original hardware includes nickel plated Kluson Deluxe double ring, double line tuners, original unstamped chrome Frequensator tailpiece, compensated adjustable Brazilian rosewood bridge. Original bound tortoise pickguard included, additional Jason Lollar McCarty style single coil pickguard pickup assembly installed.

Notes: The cutaway version of its ever popular Triumph model, the Epiphone Triumph Regent was introduced in 1949, and made by Gibson in very small numbers in Kalamazoo from 1959 to 1968. The Gibson made A-412 Triumph combines the acoustic tone of a true carved top with the slim, fast neck of a thinline electric. Equivalent in specifications and price to the Gibson L-7C, the Triumph was built side by side by the same craftsmen on the same production line at the venerable Gibson plant in Kalamzoo, Michigan.

An extremely rare model, only 32 examples of the sunburst acoustic Triumph were made in 1966. The solid quarter-sawn carved spruce top shows tight grain, and produces a bright tone with great snap and projection. The deep Epiphone cutaway (2 frets more than L-5) allows unrestricted access to the uppermost reaches of the fingerboard. Most remarkable of all is the neck itself, with an exceptionally sleek profile reminiscent of the Gibson ES series of the late 60's. The elegant neck and immaculate frets makes it ideal for fast soloing and chord melody work. Most intriguingly, the guitar is equipped with a custom made Jason Lollar single coil pickguard pickup assembly, built in the style of the classic McCarty guard, but with the traditional Epiphone contour. A one-of-a-kind creation built expressly for this instrument, the pickup faithfully transmits the lively acoustic voice of the soundboard to the amp, with clear, classic vintage P-90 tone.

We are accustomed to seeing well kept instruments, but this guitar is something else. Preserved in uncannily pristine, museum quality condition, it appears almost like new old stock, with gleaming all-original sunburst finish, entirely free of cracks, pick, buckle thumb or fingerboard wear, right down to its immaculate original Epiphone charcoal gray hardshell case. A true acoustic 60's era US made vintage jazz classic, that combines rarity and playability in one stunning and versatile package.

Setup: The frets have been inspected and adjusted as necessary; 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 nickel 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 arched charcoal gray hardshell case with blue plush lining.






















































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