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1998 Triggs Custom Stromberg Deluxe

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SN#: 12380232, hand signed and dated by the maker.

Body size at lower bout: 17" Scale length: 25 1/2" Nut Width: 1 11/16" Body depth: 3" Neck depth, 1st/10th frets: .86/.97

Materials: Handcarved tap tuned solid Adirondack spruce soundboard; solid bookmatched AAAA quilted maple back; solid flame maple sides and neck; solid ebony fingerboard with pearl split-block inlay; triple bound fingerboard, peghead and f-holes; seven ply grained ivoroid body binding; triple bound; bone nut.

Hardware: All original gold hardware includes engraved Triggs Stromberg style trapeze tailpiece; Grover Imperial 16X1 tuners with faux pearl stairstep keys; adjustable compensated ebony bridge; multi-bound black pickguard, Kent Armstrong floating humbucking pickup with volume control, gold bell knob and endpin jack.

Notes: In the mid-80's, Gibson's new management inherited a proud company with it's reputation in tatters. Wasting no time, company brass hired master luthier Jim Triggs to head up the newly revitalized Gibson Custom Shop. Drawing on his extensive experience in high-end luthiery, Triggs almost single-handedly revived the firm's reputation as the industry leader in archtop guitars, carved mandolins, and extravagant custom creations for Gibson's celebrity clientele. Working on his own since 1992, Triggs quickly made a name with his superlative recreations of the classic Stromberg and D'Angelico archtops, as well as custom guitars for discriminating players worldwide.

Built in the style of Stromberg's postwar Deluxe model, this magnificent guitar has the 17" Venetian cutaway body and signature engraved trapeze tailpiece used by the legendary Boston builders. Crafted with simply staggering AAAA quilted maple in the solid carved back, this spectacular instrument features a solid, tap-tuned Adirondack spruce top, flame maple sides and neck, and a solid ebony fingerboard.

Apart from a few incidental lacquer nicks, the instrument is otherwise free of playwear, without pick, buckle, thumb or fingerboard wear, with a warmly ambered natural blonde finish, and all original gold hardware. The solid ebony fingerboard has elegant Stromberg style pearl split block inlays, with smooth low action over a fresh high precision setup on a gentle D profile neck, notably comfy in the hand.

The parallel braced Adirondack soundboard provides powerful acoustic volume, projection and clarity, supplied faithfully to the amp by the floating Kent Armstrong humbucking pickup. An artful blend of traditional design and modern craftsmanship, Triggs handcrafted guitars are rarely seen on the vintage market, and offer exceptional value to the serious player. One only: call now.

Setup: This instrument is strung with medium gauge nickel flatwound strings. The guitar will accommodate lighter or heavier gauge strings, according to preference. String action is set at 4/64" to 5/64" at the 12th fret, with moderate relief. The action may be lowered or raised to your requirements with the adjustable bridge.

Case: Original arched black plush lined hardshell case.






















































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