"I can't imagine finding another new mandolin I would like
better than my Triggs. The beautiful dark, satin sunburst finish gets a lot of
attention right from the get go, and the tone cinches the deal. Dry, woody and
"in your face". It always records great and cuts through a mix with just the
"A famous west coast player recently played it and
immediately went up to Jim and said, 'Build me one just like Bobby's. I don't
care how much it costs.' Jim asked me what I told him. I said, 'Nothing, I just
let him play it for 30 seconds!"
"I've only used my '29 Fern on one show
since getting the Triggs, and that was at Rosine, KY where "vintage-ness"
seemed more appropriate, somehow. In comparing it with my '29, I can honestly
say that while 70+ years of age and 25 years of personal use can't be
duplicated, the Triggs comes amazingly close and just gets better and better
every day. The only problem is- since it looks and sounds so much like my Fern,
most people don't realize I'm playing a different mandolin! Sorry, Jim." -Bobby