Promo sheet for the Gibson Trini Lopez Standard from around 1964/1965 - when the model was introduced.
|Jazz strings suitable for this guitar|
The Trini Lopez Standard (and it's more expensive companion model, the Trini Lopez Deluxe) were produced at Gibson's Kalamazoo facility from 1964.
The thinline Standard was the most popular of the two models, by far, selling 2000 instruments over 8 years (see shipping figures). It was, however, considerably lower priced than the full-body Deluxe: at the first listing (Feb. 1965) the Standard and Deluxe were $375 and $645 respectively.
The main difference between the two guitars was the thickness - the Deluxe was a full-body depth guitar at 3", the thinline Standard just 1 3/4". Furthermore the Deluxe had an ebony fretboard, compared to the rosewood of the Standard.
Both models were included in price lists until late 1970, and shipped up until 1971.
The following description is taken from the 1970 Gibson catalogue.
TRINI LOPEZ STANDARD - Artist Model
Built for the guitarist who needs an instrument with a modern sound and a stylish appearance. An exceptionally responsive instrument with thin body and double cutaway design.
FEATURES: Select maple top, back and rims with cream binding and bound diamond shaped sound holes. Slim, fast, low action mahogany neck with adjustable truss rod and diamond shaped pearloid inlays, joins body at 19th fret. Twenty-Two fret rosewood fingerboard. Twin humbucking pickups. Chrome-plated Tune-O-Matic bridge. Chrome-plated machine heads. 16" wide, 19" long 1 ¾" thin: 24 ¾" scale, 22 frets.
TL-S Trini Lopez Standard - Cherry finish
519L - Faultless plush-lined case
304L - Archcraft plush-lined case