|Comments||Here’s a very cool 1964 Gibson Trini Lopez Custom. Gibson initially released the Trini Lopez as a signature model during 1964 and produced it until 1971. There were two very distinctly different versions, the Custom or Deluxe – pictured here – based on the full size hollow Barney Kessel model, and the Standard, based on the ES-335 platform. The label only identifies this instrument as a ‘Trini Lopez’, but the construction differences between the two versions are significant.
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|Serial Number||176864, built during 1964 in Kalamazoo, Michigan – this has the Union Made label that appeared between 1964 and 1969.|
|Pricing||$2,950.00 CAD with newer archtop hardshell case. SOLD|
|Neck||Mahogany neck with bound rosewood fingerboard, Mother of Pearl offset block position markers, 6-on a side peghead with mother of pearl Gibson position logo. ‘Custom’ engraved on truss rod cover.|
|Frets||Original frets, with the binding up against the fret ends. Some fret wear.|
|Body||Fully hollow archtop, double Florentine (pointy!) cutaways. Curly maple laminate used for top, back and sides. Elongated diamond soundholes.|
|Finish||Original gloss nitrocellulose lacquer cherry sunburst finish, in good condition with some finish repair near the neck joint and headstock. The neck finish is an original metallic red.|
|Hardware/electronics||All original nickel hardware – Grover tuners, ABR bridge with nylon saddles on rosewood base, trapeze tailpiece with rosewood insert featuring the “Trini Lopez” model engraved plaque. Two humbucking pickups with Gibson’s standard wiring – pickup selector on the upper bout and individual volume and tone controls. Unusually, the lower bout has a standby switch.|
|Playability/Action||Plays well and cleanly.|
|Case||Non-original hardshell archtop case included.|
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