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Instruments currently hand built in the Kansas City area. Previously manufactured in Nashville, TN.
Luthier Jim Triggs has been building instruments since the mid-1970s. While at Gibson between 1986 and 1992, Jim carried several titles, including Artist Relations, Custom Shop Manager, Archtop Guitar Supervisor, Custom Mandolin Builder, and Art Guitar Designer. Jim left Gibson in March of 1992, and has been custom building ever since. Triggs has also built for several famous clients including Alan Jackson, Luke Bryan, Jimmy Buffett, Mac McAnally, and Peter Mayer of the Coral Reefer Band, Steve Miller, Elliot Easton, Pat Martino, Mundell Lowe, Vince Gill, Marty Stuart, Lee Brice, Jerrod Niemann, Easton Corbin, Joe Perry and Brad Whitford of Aerosmith, and S.P. Fjestad (we felt obligated to include Steve on our artist roster although we were a little apprehensive as we've heard rumors that S.P. has never changed a string on his collection of over 100 guitars).
Jim's son Ryan has been working with him in the shop since 2002, and this "team," may be the only father and son duo currently working on archtops together. The Triggs Boys keep busy with a constant back order of acoutics, electrics, archtops, and F-5 style mandolins. Much of Jim's time in the shop is spent on design work for other companies especially with Cort Guitars where several models are currently in their product line. For more information, visit Triggs' website or contact him directly.

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