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    For those Trenier admirers - Bryant just updated his Facebook page with progress of current batch .

    Here is link

    Trenier Guitars - A bit of color | Facebook

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    One of these is for my friend Nick Costley-White here in London, so I look forward to trying it soon! I believe two of the others are going to Pasquale Grasso and Will Sellenraad.

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    I’m liking the new headstock with the continuous curved corners.
    Last edited by QAman; 07-20-2019 at 10:46 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QAman View Post
    I’m liking the new headstock with the continuous curved corners.
    I agree. And the snakehead orientation is lovely as well. But tell Bryant it will be better if the tuners are offset from one side to the other. It's something a few of the East German builders did in the 1950s. And it's one of several German archtop design features that Monteleone has incorporated into his designs. Better pix when I get back from the beach:
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    Hammertone ,
    Great point with the offset tuners- I’ll pass it along to Bryant.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QAman View Post
    I’m liking the new headstock with the continuous curved corners.
    That shape originated with his Aurelia model, of which I have the second. Love it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by FourOnSix View Post
    That shape originated with his Aurelia model, of which I have the second. Love it!
    Yes - I remember seeing it recently. I might have Bryant put that headstock on my upcoming build. Hope your enjoying your Trenier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David B View Post
    One of these is for my friend Nick Costley-White here in London, so I look forward to trying it soon! I believe two of the others are going to Pasquale Grasso and Will Sellenraad.
    Pasquale is an amazing guitarist - here is a clip with him playing with the WDR big band recently.



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    I see that there's one with a rout and 3 holes for a 3-point mount Charlie Christian blade pickup. I wonder for whom that guitar is built. Hope Bryant posts a photo of the finished guitar.

    What's with the new popsicle headstock?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jabberwocky View Post
    I see that there's one with a rout and 3 holes for a 3-point mount Charlie Christian blade pickup. I wonder for whom that guitar is built. Hope Bryant posts a photo of the finished guitar.

    What's with the new popsicle headstock?
    Hi Jabs,
    I believe these are all customer electric orders. Bryant will be sending me more pics as this batch progresses - and I will post them. He’s been designing some new headstocks lately , one of which is on the Aurelia.
    In fact - I spoke with my good friend Larry W yesterday - and he really likes the continuous corner radius design and will likely be ordering one.
    These Trenier Jazz electrics are really extraordinary guitars and offer the player something different than other market offerings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by QAman View Post
    ...These Trenier Jazz electrics ... offer the player something different than other market offerings.
    Elaborate, please?
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    His laminated plates are different , his neck angle is flatter and it braced and set up like a D’Aquisto. Additionally - it has an adjustable tail pc bracket to change break angle over bridge - which also changes string tension. -it’s light in weight and exudes a warm creamy like soft woody tone - not found In your ES -175 , Sadowsky , Tal Farlow or many other laminate offerings.. it’s just different in an excellent way.

    Try to find one to play and let me know what you think. If you visit NY you can play mine.
    Last edited by QAman; 07-22-2019 at 07:54 PM.

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    My biggest guitar regret is having never purchased a Trenier. And I agree that the headstock change, imo, is truly complimentary. Does anyone do D'Aquisto style shading as good as Trenier? Big fan!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2bornot2bop View Post
    My biggest guitar regret is having never purchased a Trenier. And I agree that the headstock change, imo, is truly complimentary. Does anyone do D'Aquisto style shading as good as Trenier? Big fan!
    It’s never too late to acquire one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2bornot2bop View Post
    M......... Does anyone do D'Aquisto style shading as good as Trenier? Big fan!
    Trenier's finishing is beautiful. Cris Mirabella is also very skillful with the D'Aquisto style shading.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hammertone View Post
    Elaborate, please?
    Another major difference - the laminate on a Trenier is a thin 7 ply build up of maple and mahogany bound by hide glue. Unlike other 3 and 5 ply offerings. I believe this construction gives the Trenier the warmth and softness in the note.

    As Pasquale Grasso stated when he first picked up a Trenier Jazz electric - “ the guitar knows you immediately”.

    Pasquale is a player that can own or play any guitar and he chooses the Trenier for good reason. It enables him to get that pianistic tone which compliments his playing.
    Last edited by QAman; 07-26-2019 at 07:50 AM.

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    I'm keenly looking forward to comparing my 2020 Trenier Jazz Special to my 2013 Andersen Vanguard Laminate. I think Trenier put more R&D into his laminates than Andersen did; the Andersen is a wonderful guitar but I suspect Trenier's laminate plates are nicer from what I've heard so far on the interweb.

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    Quote Originally Posted by coolvinny View Post
    I'm keenly looking forward to comparing my 2020 Trenier Jazz Special to my 2013 Andersen Vanguard Laminate. I think Trenier put more R&D into his laminates than Andersen did; the Andersen is a wonderful guitar but I suspect Trenier's laminate plates are nicer from what I've heard so far on the interweb.
    That will be an interesting comparison - looking forward to the results. Steve Andersen makes a fine guitar.

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    Fresh from Facebook, here's the Jazz Special that Bryant has just completed for my friend Nick.
    (Dig that first fret inlay!)

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    Just gorgeous !

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    Geez!

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    Man he is just the best. The best.

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    He's posted some even newer pics on FB of another Jazz Special from the same batch!! He's killing me with all these pics. I was patiently hanging around waiting for my 2020 build but all these sumptuous photos are getting me ancy...

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    Beautiful guitar!

    Does the first fret inlay read Trenier? If so, I find this form of “badging” a bit odd for such a tastefully executed instrument.

    Curious to know if that was a customer request.

    Albert

    Quote Originally Posted by David B View Post
    Fresh from Facebook, here's the Jazz Special that Bryant has just completed for my friend Nick.
    (Dig that first fret inlay!)

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    Quote Originally Posted by AKA View Post
    Beautiful guitar!

    Does the first fret inlay read Trenier? If so, I find this form of “badging” a bit odd for such a tastefully executed instrument.

    Curious to know if that was a customer request.

    Albert
    I'd say 99% chance it was a customer request. Bryant is a super humble guy.

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    Beautiful guitar, love to play a Trenier Archtop someday!

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    A pic of Bryants completed new headstock design was posted today - it looks great.


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    For those of us who prefer single coils ...

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    Made for Will Sellenraad. That's a genuine 30's Gibson pickup.

    Bryant just put up a demo on his FB.

    Trenier Guitars - Here’s a little demo of @willsellenraad...

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    Starting to feel like a kid a few days before Christmas...even though my delivery of my Jazz is probably at least 6 to 12 months away.

    I'm putting a Lollar CC (HB size) in my Jazz Special FYI. I was never a single coil guy until I tried one in a full-depth archtop (my lam archtop) but now I am hooked.

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    Thought I might share this here. Those Jazz Specials are amazing.

    Here's mine, through a pretty forward-voiced Princeton Reverb.


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    Just noticed that Archtop.com has recently listed a Trenier:

    2006 Trenier Model 17