Jim Triggs has been building instruments for over 25 years. He is widely considered a world authority on Lloyd Loar mandolins and had already built between 130-150 instruments when Gibson sought his talents in 1986. Over the following six years, he was largely responsible for the transformation of the Bozeman Acoustic facility, as well as the Gibson Custom Shop in Nashville with emphasis on archtops. He also built one-of-a-kind “art” instruments and during his tenure personally signed the labels for over 700 others, the majority of which were archtop guitars.
Since 1992, Jim has built well over 500 hand-made instruments including many archtop and flat top guitars for some of the country’s best-known artists such as Alan Jackson, Steve Miller, Marty Stuart, Mundell Lowe, Pat Martino and many others. One of his archtops was featured in the Smithsonian Institute Chinery Blue Guitar Collection. Today, Jim’s son Ryan works along side him in their Kansas City shop as they continue creating incomparable works of art and sound. In the past year they have been very busy building stunning Stromberg recreations!
They are excited to announce the brand new Triggs “St. Croix” model for 2015. Visit their website for photos and description.
His instruments are considered to be immediate investments.