Boy did our eyes light up when this one came through the door. This 1935 Epiphone Triumph is a classic archtop that does not disappoint! By the looks of this instrument it is easy to see that it has been played! What it has lost in cosmetic appeal from all that play it has gained in sound. This guitar is an amazing example of what an archtop of this vintage should sound like.
Aside from the cosmetic damage pictured above, this guitar is in great shape. The neck angle in awesome with plenty of play in the bridge, the neck relief is spectacular with about .005″ of relief, and the guitar has recently had a complete refret! Everything about this guitar just begs for it to be played.
There is a small crack on the bass side F hole that may need to be addressed at some point in the future but still is strong at the moment.
The pick-guard and tailpiece are the big standouts as far as replacement parts are concerned. The tuning machines are also a big of a hodge-podge but are all in fine working order. This instrument is not anywhere near collectors grade, but what is lacks in looks it makes up for everywhere else. This is a players instrument and deserves to go to a home where it will be played.
Includes a Guardian HSC.