Jim Triggs

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Jim Triggs is an American luthier, described as the "P.T. Barnum of guitar makers."[1] He grew up in Kansas, where he taught himself how to build mandolins and violins. He began building guitars in the early 1980s, influenced by such luthiers as John D'Angelico, Elmer Stromberg, and Lloyd Loar, and went to work for Gibson Guitar Corporation in 1986[1] as one of the master luthiers in Gibson's custom shop.[2][3] He is known mainly for archtop guitars and mandolins.[1]


  1. ^ a b c Vose, Ken; Jean-Bart, Leslie (1998). Blue Guitar. Chronicle. p. 77. ISBN 978-0-8118-1912-1. 
  2. ^ Laskin, Grit (2003). A guitarmaker's canvas: the inlay art of Grit Laskin. Hal Leonard. p. 26. ISBN 978-0-87930-756-1. 
  3. ^ Cusic, Don (2003). It's the cowboy way!: the amazing true adventures of Riders in the Sky. UP of Kentucky. p. 235. ISBN 978-0-8131-2284-7. 

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