1935 Epiphone Triumph – £1699
NEW ARRIVAL Made by Epiphone while they were still in their New York factory, before the Gibson takeover, the Triumph is one of their classier archtop models. It features a bound headstock with floral design inlay, and a bound fingerboard with notched diamond inlays, giving the guitar a very distinctive look. 1935 is also the first year they used a script logo which adds a bit of a cool factor to the guitar. It features a solid Spruce top, with solid Maple back and sides, and a 5 piece Mahogany and Maple neck. The tone and projection of the guitar are very impressive, bright and airy, with particularly strong strong mids, and is voiced beautifully for blues, jazz and swing. It has a very comfortable neck with good action, making it a very enjoyable playing experience. It comes in it’s original hard case, which is battered but functional.