Gibson Trini Lopez Deluxe Arch Top Hollow Body Electric Guitar (1967)

Gibson  Trini Lopez Deluxe Arch Top Hollow Body Electric Guitar  (1967)
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Gibson Trini Lopez Deluxe Model Arch Top Hollow Body Electric Guitar (1967), made in Kalamazoo, Michigan, serial # 893017, cherry sunburst finish, laminated maple body, mahogany neck with rosewood fingerboard, black hard shell case.

One of our favorite and more eccentric 1960's Gibsons, the Trini Lopez Deluxe is essentially a Berney Kessell model with a slightly wacky cosmetic edge! The proprietary diamond shaped F-holes and position markers give the guitar a rakish air, while the bound, single-sided headstock with a hooked tip adds a certain extra pizzazz. While these guitars are usually referred to as having a "Firebird Style" headstock, this model in fact slightly predates the non-reverse Firebird guitars it shares the design with, so really the later Firebirds have a "Trini head".

This example is typical for 1967, with chrome-plated hardware, enclosed single unit Grover Roto-Matic tuners and the "amp" style black molded knobs. "Mr Lemon Tree" Trini Lopez himself played this more deluxe model, a personalized variant of the more common Barney Kessel. The Trini Lopez Standard is a colorful, visually striking guitar as well as a fine playing instrument.
Overall length is 43 3/4 in. (111.1 cm.), 16 7/8 in. (42.9 cm.) wide at lower bout, and 2 7/8 in. (7.3 cm.) in depth, measured at side of rim. Scale length is 25 1/2 in. (648 mm.). Width of nut is 1 5/8 in. (41 mm.). All original except the "Trini Lopez" badge is missing from the tailpiece and the bridge is a later tuneomatic, which has been cut down a bit from below to allow lower action settings. Fairly clean overall with some checking and some light chipping around the neck heel. A very good player, frets recently crowned, a good gigging example of this cool if slightly oddball 1960's Gibson. Excellent - Condition.