1953 Epiphone Triumph Regent 100% Condition
This guitar is no longer for sale (sold on 2006-05-12)
Price : US $2,176
This is a superb example of Epiphone’s dedication to arch-topped hollow bodies in the late 40’s/early 50’s. The Epiphone Triumph originally introduced in 1931 as a 15 ¼” laminated walnut back and sides arch top - complete with an unbound pick guard, trapeze tailpiece, 3-segment f-holes and a triple bound top and back.
It also featured an unbound fingerboard with curved end, Masterbilt peg head, nickel plated hardware and paired slotted diamond inlay in a zigzag pattern. In 1933 the Triumph gained the advantage of a 16 3/8” body featuring laminated maple back and sides. Epiphone cut back on the eye candy though and provided a single bound top and back and dot inlays on their newest model. In 1934 the guitar saw the addition of solid maple back and sides, notched diamond inlays and a floral peghead inlay with the fleur-de-lis design at the top. This model came with an unbound rounded peak peghead and block letter logo which changed to a script logo in 1935. In 1936 Epiphone increased the body size to a 17 3/8” and added a host of updates such as “cello” f-holes with squared edges at each corner, a triple bound top, single bound back, a bound pick guard that extended below the bridge, a single bound peghead and a flat-plate tailpiece with four cutouts. A frequensator tailpiece and center dip peghead was added in late 1937. A blonde finish was optional in 1941 and a fat column like peghead inlay and epsilon (slashed C) on the pick guard was introduced in 1947.
This guitar is sold (sold on 2006-05-12)
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