achieved your dreams and are ready for an instrument as accomplished
as you are, the new Joan Sebastian "Triunfadora" may just
be the perfect guitar for you. With its gorgeous appearance, premium
features and distinctive mother-of-pearl and abalone inlays featuring
the Cross (Faith), the Heart (Love) and the Horseshoe (Luck), the new
Joan Sebastian "Triunfadora" is a true achievement in
guitar design and quality.
With a body
shape inspired by Gibson's famous J-185, this "Triunfadora' is
slightly smaller than a Super Jumbo guitar making it a much more
comfortable instrument to play while still maintaining great acoustic
power and projection. Producing a big sound with clear acoustics, it
is equally impressive for powerful strumming or delicate
fingerpicking, and everything in between. And, it's beautiful rounded
cut-away not only gives it a distinctive look, but also allows for
easy fret access up to its 20th fret.
distinctive as the man himself, the new "Triunfadora"
spares no expense when it comes to details. Just one looks at its
Rosewood body wrapped in Abalone multi-binding, mother-of-pearl
"crosses" inlaid into the bound fingerboard with elegant
"moustache" shaped end and it's clear that this guitar is
special. But what really sets it apart from all other is its sound
hole rosette featuring 13 hearts inlaid into a ring of rosewood. Joan
Sebastian chose this distinctive feature to pay tribute to the many
loves he has found and lost in his life.
heart of every guitar is the wood and with an acoustic guitar,
nothing contributes more to it’s tone than the top. That's why the
new "Triunfadora" features a Solid Sitka Spruce top with
hand-scalloped, lightweight bracing that only improves with age. A
solid Mahogany neck is hand-fitted to it's premium Rosewood body
using a traditional dovetail neck joint and Titebond(TM) glue
providing maximum surface contact and strength. Combined, the result
is a guitar with deep rich lows and shimmering highs with just the
right amount of mid-range and warmth. Top it all off with an elegant
solid Rosewood bridge with mother-of-pearl "horseshoe"
inlays and you've got a one-of-a-kind instrument.
Epiphone's new, eSonic(TM) preamp and NanoFlex(TM) pickup system, the
"Triunfadora" comes alive when plugged in. Made in
cooperation with Shadow Germany, the new eSonic preamp features a
built-in, easy to use tuner. When engaged, the guitar's output is
automatically muted -- with no "popping" noise -- making it
a perfect choice for stage use. You can even push in the "tuner"
button and unplug the guitar without a loud "pop." Other
controls on this state-of-the-art preamp include Master Volume, Bass,
Treble, EQ Shape, Low Battery indicator and a Phase switch to help
eliminate unwanted feedback. The preamp uses two 2032 lithium watch
batteries that are not only lightweight, but provide significantly
longer life than old-fashioned, heavy 9V batteries. Under the
"Triunfadora's" saddle, is Shadow's proprietary NanoFlex,
low-impedance pickup. Not a piezo, this unique flexible sensing
material features integrated active electronics and picks up not only
string vibration but also top and body vibrations as well for a truly
acoustic tone without the harshness of piezos.
"Truinfadora" not only looks and sounds amazing; it's also
a joy to play as well. The neck features Epiphone's famous
SlimTaper(TM) profile. This D-shaped neck is slim enough to give you
the speed you want but thick enough provide the stability and playing
comfort you need -- performance after performance. At 1-23/32",
the nut width and therefore the string spacing is just slightly wider
than your typical acoustic guitar. This not only makes it easy to
finger notes more cleanly, it also makes it perfect for finger-style
The "Triunfadora" also features a smooth,
durable Rosewood fingerboard fitted with 20 medium/jumbo frets for
years of playing enjoyment. Gold plated, premium 14:1 Grover(TM)
machine heads with stepped buttons provide excellent tuning accuracy
and stability. Other premium touches include a multi-bound body on
the top and back as well as a bound fingerboard.
specific guitar is a joy to play. Its voice is clear, balanced and
very articulate. It excels when fingerpicked, and yet, resists
compression when you “dig in”. The extensive binding and inlays
are perfectly executed and the fretwork is meticulous. I have
checked and adjusted the truss rod. I tested the electronics and
everything works exactly as it should. Nonetheless, I gave all of the
controls a protective shot of contact cleaner. I've conditioned the
fretboard and bridge and polished and lubed the nut slots. It plays
very well, looks terrific, and sounds even better. After a thorough
inspection, I can find no evidence of repair, including looking into
the interior with an inspection mirror. All I can report is a few,
almost invisible scuffs, likely from shifting during shipping. They
are way too faint for any camera to see, and are nothing more than I
often find on new guitars. I'm sorry, but I do not have a case for
Material: Solid Sitka Spruce with Hand-Scalloped Bracing
= Multi Binding on top and back, PVC/Abalone, Neck = Single Binding,
Rosette: 13 MOP "Hearts" inlaid into a ring of Rosewood,
PVC inlaid around rosette
Shape: SlimTaper(TM), D-Profile
Joint: Glued-In, Dovetail neck joint
Material: Rosewood with "dot" inlay
Heads: Grover(TM), with stepped buttons: 14:1 ratio
instrument was inspected and tested at our supplier, in the USA.
Final checking, polishing and setup is performed, here in our shop.
To protect manufacturers, our supplier stamps “used” on the back
of the headstock and replaces the original serial number. The
pictures in the listing are always of the instrument you will
receive. I am so confident that you will be pleased with your
purchase, that I offer a 14 day money back return policy.
for taking the time to look. I welcome all questions. My personal
reputation is on the line with each item offered, and as such, your
satisfaction continues to be my highest goal.
Pickup: Shadow(TM) NanoFlex(TM) element pickup
Chromatic Tuner, Master Volume, High EQ, Low EQ, EQ Shape Slider,
Phase Switch (feedback cancellation), Low Battery Indicator LED
#2032 Lithium Batteries
with mother-of-pearl "horseshoe" inlays
Sebastian" Signature on back of headstock