CORT JIM TRIGGS SERIES

 

Jim Triggs, an American luthier, desgined a series of guitars (TRG-1, TRG-2 and TRG-Chamber) for Cort in the late 1990s and early 2000s. Triggs  began building guitars in the early 1980s, influenced by such luthiers as John D'Angelico, Elmer Stromberg, and Lloyd Loar. Triggs worked as a master luthier Gibson's custom shop. He is reknowned for his archtop guitars and his clients include Alan Jackson and Steve Miller.

The TRG-1 and TRG-2 are Gretsch style archtops with one and two pickups respectively. Their translucent orange finish also screams Gretsch. The TRG-Chamber has a semi-hollow body and combines a unsual body shape with Gibson type electronics and a Fender scale length.

CORT TRG-1

The Cort TRG-1 was designed by Jim Triggs a well known American luthier. It is like the TRG-2 but with a single pickup, no pickguard and no Bigsby vibrato.

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CORT TRG-2

The Cort TRG-2 is a Jim Triggs designed archtop with two humbuckers, teardrop shaped f-holes and a Bigsby vibrato.

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CORT TRG-CHAMBER

CORT made the TRG-CHAMBER between 2000 and 2002. It was another of the Jim Triggs designed models.

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Specifications:

ModelImageFinish effectsMade inNumber of stringsScale lengthFinish colors
CORT TRG-1
1998 to 2004
sunburst finishKorea6 strings24.75 inches scale-length-
CORT TRG-2
sunburst finishKorea6 strings24.75 inches scale-length-
CORT TRG-CHAMBER
2000 to 2002
-Korea6 strings24.75 inches scale-lengthblack finish, blue finish
ModelBody back materialBody shape featuresBody sides materialBody styleBody top materialHollow bodySoundholePickguard material
CORT TRG-1
1998 to 2004
maple body backsingle cutawaymaple body sidesarchtopspruce body tophollow body2 teardrop soundholes-
CORT TRG-2
maple body backsingle cutawaymaple body sidesarchtopspruce body tophollow body2 teardrop soundholes-
CORT TRG-CHAMBER
2000 to 2002
-double cutaway--agathis body topsemi-hollow bodyteardrop soundholewhite pickguard
ModelBridgeTailpieceHardware color
CORT TRG-1
1998 to 2004
tune-o-matic bridge, wood bridgetrapeze tailpiece-
CORT TRG-2
tune-o-matic bridgeBigsby Vibrato tailpiece-
CORT TRG-CHAMBER
2000 to 2002
tune-o-matic bridgestop tailpiecechrome hardware
ModelFingerboard materialFingerboard position markers
CORT TRG-1
1998 to 2004
rosewood fingerboarddot fingerboard position markers
CORT TRG-2
rosewood fingerboarddot fingerboard position markers
CORT TRG-CHAMBER
2000 to 2002
rosewood fingerboarddot fingerboard position markers
ModelNeck jointNeck materialNumber of fretsNutTuner layout
CORT TRG-1
1998 to 2004
set neckmaple neck22 fretgraphite nutsix-in-a-row tuners
CORT TRG-2
set neckmaple neck22 fretgraphite nutsix-in-a-row tuners
CORT TRG-CHAMBER
2000 to 2002
-maple neck--three-each-side
ModelPickups brand and modelPickups configuration
CORT TRG-1
1998 to 2004
Mighty Mite pickup(s)1 humbucker pickup
CORT TRG-2
Mighty Mite pickup(s)2 humbucker pickups
CORT TRG-CHAMBER
2000 to 2002
Cort Powersound pickup(s)2 humbucker pickups
ModelTone controlsVolume controlsPickup selector controls
CORT TRG-1
1998 to 2004
1 tone control1 volume control-
CORT TRG-2
2 tone controls2 volume controls3-way selector switch
CORT TRG-CHAMBER
2000 to 2002
--3-way selector switch