Doerr Trinity Swiss Spruce/Flamed Maple Acoustic - Used  From Other

A 12-fret beauty designed for the 2016 Memphis Guitar Show!


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What We Think

Condition: Used, Very Good - Some finish dimpling/scratching, ding on top (pictured)

We were so thrilled to get another Doerr in on consignment! Our luthier described this one as a modern day L-1--the perfect balance between forward leaning, imaginative work and wizened inspiration and finesse.  We've come to expect no less from Tom Doerr's work, but this Trinity has us head over heels.  Just under that rich, dark stain we've got a killer combination of Swiss spruce and Flamed Maple--a tonewood combination that will make any fingerstylist wish they'd come across it sooner!  It's an extremely responsive and articulate instrument, while the tonality sits perfectly between bright (as we'd expect from most Maple guitars) and dark.  Lap-feel and playabillity couldn't be more comfortable.  This is unique, finessed luthiery at its finest, folks--give us a call before someone else does!  

Doerr Trinity Swiss Spruce/Flamed Maple Acoustic (Used) Quick n' Dirty

In this video, Sound Pure acoustic guitar specialist Barrett Brooks describes and demonstrates a Doerr Trinity. This guitar features a Swiss spruce top, and flamed maple back & sides.

Manufacturer's Description from Other

Trinity Select

The Trinity Select is the smallest of my models. However, the size of the guitar does not predict its capability. This guitar has quick response to a light touch, and has wonderful projection. It is designed to be a twelve-fret, short-scale, which gives it a rich sweetness.

Doerr Guitars // Philosophy

My approach to guitars is simple:  make a guitar that sounds great, feels great, looks great, and even smells great, satisfying customers who have great taste!  This is what I strive to provide, even when it means investing more time.  I do not build guitars for mass production, but I build unique guitars that are inspiring to play, inspiring to see, and inspiring to hold.  It is more important to me to take the time to put my heart into ten fine guitars a year.

Creating a guitar to get the best tonal characteristics starts with premium tonewoods.  I use Brazilian rosewood on every guitar I build. There’s something to Brazilian rosewood that adds to the overall clarity of the guitar.  Another  added tone benefit requires adding more intricate bracing patterns, such as the lattice bracing, and individually voicing each guitar top to maximize its potential.  Also, there are many details such as carbon fiber rods to stiffen the neck, a bone nut and saddle, and careful set up, that provide an important and noticeable difference.

Comfort in every regard is very important to me.  As with my Signature and Sterling series guitars, the bindings are beveled to take the edge off of every contact point of the guitar.  I also strive to build a lighter guitar, which provides a more connected feeling when being played due to its liveliness in your lap.  Playability is one of the most important aspects of Doerr guitars.  If not set up correctly, it does not matter how good a guitar sounds or looks; you will not want to play it.  Set up and playability are key elements for a pleasurable guitar!

A guitar that is aesthetically pleasing is a very important aspect, as it is the first thing people notice.  My approach to the aesthetics is to give a lot of attention to the details. Although not all my available series share the same details each one exhibits its own special details.  My Standard series has details such as mitered purfling joints at the end graft and headplate to add to the beauty of the instrument.  The Signature and Sterling series have a few design elements that tie all the visual elements together.  Each of the two series has Brazilian rosewood top trim around the soundboard that matches the Brazilian back and sides.  Beveled binding throughout also adds to the overall aesthetic beauty.

Finally, there is nothing like a great smelling guitar.  Remember, no detail goes unnoticed on a Doerr guitar!  I make sure to get the most aromatic smelling Spanish cedar for the linings on the inside of my guitars.  As soon as you open the case, you get that wonderful aroma.

A treasured guitar is created in the details.  From bottom to top, every aspect must be well executed.  My commitment is to provide you a beautiful guitar that is inspiring to play.  With Doerr guitars, you get detail that endures!

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About Manufacturer

Here at Sound Pure we hand-select used and vintage pieces of gear for our inventory. Our used selection always reflects the high standards of quality and craftsmanship that we expect from all of our manufacturers.   We are a small team of dedicated experts, located in Durham, NC.  We buy, trade, and consign instruments that we truly believe in.  Because of this, we have developed a reputation of quality and trust with our customers, located all over the world.   Our best customers are the ones that truly understand our personal touch and commitment to everything we sell, and range from hobbyists and enthusiasts to some of the biggest names in the business.  Our passion bridges the products we love with the real relationships we develop with our customer - whether they are a lifelong musician, or they are just getting started on their musical journey but care about value, quality, and being treated right.  

We vigorously test everything we take in to ensure authenticity, functionality, and reliability.  We are supported by one of the most well-respected luthiers in the Southeast, guaranteeing products that come in are thoroughly vetted, and that products that go out our in premium, performance- ready shape.   We are so confident in our ability to provide the highest quality music equipment in the industry, we even invented our “Try Before You Buy” program where we can ship out a product before collecting actual payment. 

Sound Pure's inventory is constantly changing, ever-evolving, with some items sold before reaching the website.    Looking for something specific? Have questions about this product's condition or history?  Want more photos, or to simply chat with an expert who's had his hands on this actual piece of gear?  It is truly our pleasure to talk with our customers, please do contact us now.  



Swiss Spruce Top

Flamed Maple Back & Sides

Koa Binding

Flamed Maple Neck

25" Scale Length

"Ebony" Stain 

Cedar Creek Hardshell Case