Introduced in 1931, the Epiphone Triumph was a slightly more affordable option than the Deluxe archtop in the Epiphone product line, and was of comparable specs and appointments to guitars like the Gibson L-7. This 1940 Epiphone Triumph is a perfect example of the model, with a huge, punchy tone that would have dominated a big band setting in a time pre widespread guitar amplification.
The Triump model features a mid sized 17 3/8s" wide body, and is constructed from a Spruce top with nicely flamed Maple back and sides. This Triumph features a natural finish along with 3 ply top and back binding, notched diamond fingerboard inlay, floral fleur de lis pearl headstock inlay and the Epiphone script logo first seen on the model in 1935. The Emperor is finished off with the unique 'Frequensator' tailpiece and gold open gear Grover tuning machines.
This guitar is in very good condition with only minor signs of play wear for an instrument of its age. A piezo bridge pickup has been fitted, along with a new bridge. The guitar has been given a full service and appraisal by our luthiers at the Vintage Instrument Workshop, and includes a 3 year warranty.