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1998 Triggs Jazzmaster

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Dated: 08980212, signed by the maker

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

Materials: Arched tiger flame maple body; solid mahogany neck ; solid rosewood fingerboard; triple bound fingerboard and peghead; seven ply grained ivoroid body binding; bound f-holes; bone nut.

Hardware: All original hardware including solid ebony bridge; bound ebony pickguard, gold trapeze tailpiece; gold Grover Deluxe tuners, gold Gibson '57 PAF humbucking pickup.

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 the classic ES-350, the Triggs Jazzmaster has the 17" Venetian cutaway body and parallel bracing of the legendary Gibson jazz boxes of the 40's and 50's. Like the 350, the Triggs is built with an extravagantly figured tiger flame maple laminate that at just 5lb. 11oz. (2.60kg) is significantly lighter than its predecessors, yet retains the same superior feedback resistance and durability. The Jazzmaster echoes classic art-deco design, from the thunderbolt headstock and pearl stairstep truss rod cover, to the elegant Super 400 split block inlays. The guitar is in superb 100% original condition, and has been carefully maintained without cracks, pick, buckle, thumb or fingerboard wear. The Gibson '57 PAF humbucking pickup is warm and rich, and the neck profile is a slim gentle "D", sublime in the hand with its nicely radiused fingerboard. An artful blend of traditional design and modern craftsmanship, Triggs handcrafted guitars are rarely found on the vintage market, and offer exceptional value to the serious player.

Setup: This instrument is strung with medium gauge nickel flatwound strings (.012-.054), and will accommodate lighter or heavier gauge strings, according to preference.

Case: Original plush hardshell case.






















































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