This is one the first Gibson Custom Shop Limited Edition Trini Lopez guitars from the 2009 run. To say this guitar is in exceptional condition is an understatement and it comes with the original Custom Shop hard case, warranty card and Custom Shop certificate. As with all used guitars the pictures provided form part of the description so please study them carefully.
Growing up in the Latin "barrios" of Dallas, Texas, longtime Gibson signature artist Trinidad "Trini" Lopez, III, learned quickly how to be a survivor, a trait that would serve him well on his way to becoming one of the premier guitar players and songwriters of the early 1960s.
Gibson Custom is proud to once again honor the heritage of this 1960s pop icon with the new 2009 Trini Lopez Reissue, a detailed recreation of the popular Trini Lopez Standard from the mid 1960s. Gibson first honored the "Original Latin Pop Superstar" in late 1964 by introducing two very distinct models bearing his name. The first was the full-body Trini Lopez Deluxe model, fashioned after Gibson's Barney Kessel model, and the other was a thin-body semi-hollowbody electric based on the ES-335 and called the Trini Lopez Standard, the model used as the basis to create today's 2009 Trini Lopez Reissue from Gibson Custom.
This new reissue from the master craftsmen at Gibson Custom features all of the classic appointments that gave the original model its unique look and sound, including a plain laminated maple top, with matching maple back and rim, finished in an antiqued faded red hue that delivers the desired vintage look so commonly sought in today's guitars. Distinct diamond-shaped f-holes adorn the guitar's semi-hollow body, and single-ply white binding decorates the edges of the top and back.
The guitar is available with two tailpiece options: the standard stopbar tailpiece, or a trapeze tailpiece similar to the original design of the late 1960s. Also familiar is the non-reverse Firebird headstock, a design that first appeared on the Trini Lopez Standard model one year before it became a staple motif of the Firebird line, and the figured acrylic split diamond inlays that adorn the guitar's 22-fret rosewood fingerboard.
A pair of Gibson's renowned '57 Classic humbucker pickups gives the Trini Lopez Reissue all the vintage "PAF" tone expected from such a classic guitar. The 2009 Trini Lopez Reissue comes with a standard Gibson Custom Reissue case and a certificate of authenticity.
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