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SOLD!!! Epiphone Triumph Archtop Guitar Sunburst, 1941

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The Epiphone Triumph archtop was one of Epiphone’s best selling guitars, and competed with the Gibson L7. It first appeared in 1931 with a 16 3/8 inch wide body but by 1937 it grew to a full 17 inches. Like most professional grade archtops, it uses a carved spruce top, maple sides and carved flamed maple back. The neck is mahogany with a rosewood fingerboard. The pickguard is a long, bound mottled celluloid. The 1937-patent Frequensator tailpiece came into use for the 1939 model year, and was designed to increase clarity and eliminate dead spots. For 1941, the headstock changed and gained the ‘dip’ seen here and on most later Epiphone guitars.

When built as a cutaway version, this model was named the Triumph Regent.

These archtop guitars would have been played not only by Jazz musicians, but by Country Western artists – anyone who needed to be heard over a band that might include banjos and fiddles, let alone horns.   The Epiphone Triumph stayed in production until 1970, long after the company was bought by Gibson.  

This 1941 Epiphone Triumph archtop is in good playing condition, and has a lively, full sound with lots of projection. It’s quite comfortable to play.

The classic Epiphone Frequensator tailpiece is a replacement but other hardware is original. There have been some binding touchups and associated finish overspray. A late 1950’s or early 1960’s case is included.

Price: $1750 CAD
  • Model: Triumph
  • Year: 1941
  • Finish Sunburst Lacquer
  • Class: Vintage
  • Serial Number: 15223
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Good
  • Date Posted: 19/01/2018

  • This instrument has been sold
  • Consignment Item

  • Required CITIES documentation
  • Scale Length: 648mm 25.5in
  • Nut Width: 44mm 1.75in

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