This guitar is a remarkable example of Epiphone's rarest finish color: the '000 white' or 'limed' ivory finish. Used only on a few Triumphs, Broadways and Ritz model Epis from the middle of the wartime era, this unique finish is notable for its stunning opaque butterscotch color on the top. The solid slab cut maple back and sides and cherry neck are finished in a conventional clear natural blonde lacquer.
The instrument is in excellent condition, without cracks or pickwear, with playwear confined mostly to some normal thumbwear on the neck. Original nickel hardware includes 16X1 Epsilon-logo tuners, and a rare unstamped Frequensator tailpiece, seen only in this model year. The bound leopard shell pickguard was made from an original template, and the top finish professionally replaced over a decade ago in our shop. The guitar has smooth low action over a gentle C profile neck, with a fresh high-precision setup. With an exceptionally powerful voice, the tone is clear and open, with powerful bark and projection: a classic Epi horn-killer.
A dramatic and exceptional sounding instrument, this is one of a tiny handful of surviving examples of this rare and striking guitar. One only: call now.
|1945||Excellent||Rare Ivory Blonde||Original Hard|
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