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Epiphone Triumph

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Merillon Guitars Item # MG01039

Make: Epiphone

Model: Triumph

Style: 6 String Acoustic Arch-Top

Year: 1948

Scale: 25 ½”

Frets: 20

Condition: Good

Case: OHSC

Description: Epiphones best selling large-bodied arch-top from Big Band era NYC that at one time competed with the Gibson L-7. Plainer, but with a similar spec to her more pricey sisters, the Broadway and Deluxe, she has 17 3/8” wide non-cutaway body with Maple back and sides, and a solid, book matched Spruce top. She has a five piece neck with a fingerboard of Brazilian rosewood with ‘Split-Diamond’ abalone inlays, a single layer of binding and a bone nut. Her center dip headstock sports the script logo introduced in 1935, a single layer of binding, a ‘Column’ style inlay and her original Epiphone ‘Epsilon’ branded tuners. Her pick guard is the long style and extends below what we think is her original rosewood bridge and her Frequensator tailpiece is intact. This example shows some evidence of her seventy-five plus years on the planet with surface checking, scuffs, small scratches and a significant bucklerash scar on her back. She is a supple chord machine with a loud punchy tone that has evidently spent some time in the hands of a player. No reason she shouldn’t keep doing just that. She will ship in her OHSC.