Dake made ‘Brookie’ for me. I don’t think he ever repeats a name, but to make sure ask your teacher if the guitar has a ‘re-topped in ‘ label inside. Brookie came with a cedar top and I had Dake re-top it with German Spruce after a French polish touch-up fellows’s cat knocked it off his work bench and damaged the cedar top. When I sold it to Dream Guitars it had a Silver Mark Leaf case. I don’t remember the exact year It was made but I’m thinking around 1991 or 92. I supplied the BR which is perfectly quartersawn and was harvested in the 50’s or 60’s. It is a 655 scale. And I had just paid Dake to completely refinish the guitar just prior to selling it to Dream.
True! I have never played a Pepe Jr. guitar myself but they sound good if a bit overly priced. Any other famous guitarist playing Pepe Jr. guitars?
How do you come to the conclusion they are overpriced?Arash Ahmadi wrote: ↑Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:30 amTrue! I have never played a Pepe Jr. guitar myself but they sound good if a bit overly priced. Any other famous guitarist playing Pepe Jr. guitars?
What makes you think it's a conclusion?petermc61 wrote: ↑Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:30 amHow do you come to the conclusion they are overpriced?Arash Ahmadi wrote: ↑Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:30 amTrue! I have never played a Pepe Jr. guitar myself but they sound good if a bit overly priced. Any other famous guitarist playing Pepe Jr. guitars?
Thanks for all that guys -there is so much of knowledge here , its quite clear that Dake's guitars speak to Pepe, its also good to know Dake is on this forum.oc chuck wrote: ↑Wed Nov 08, 2017 2:48 amFrom our very own Guitune, this thread:
Professional guitarists: their guitars
Post by Guitune
Pepe Romero, Spain -
Hermann Hauser, Germany
Hermann Hauser Jr., Germany
Gioachino Giussani, Italy
Pepe Romero Jr., USA
* Edmund Blöchinger, Germany
René Baarslag, Nederlands
Richard Brune, USA, 1989, Artist model
Manuel Contreras, Spain, 25th Anniversary model
Lester Devoe, USA
Miguel Rodriguez, Spain, Church Door
Dake Traphagen, USA, (3)
Antonio de Torres, Spain
Jose Romanillos, UK
Robert Ruck, USA
Fritz Ober, Germany
From the grapevine, I've heard he has bought and sold many others as well.
I have clearly stated what I meant, you are free to conclude as you wish. I choose my words carefully to avoid misunderstanding but sometimes it's inevitable. Words like "belief" and "conclusion" are way too irrelevant for the discussion that we are having. I still think they are overpriced but that's not a belief or conclusion, I might change my mind when I get to play one of his guitars or do more research. For the time being, it's not rational to jump into conclusions when one knows so little about a subject.petermc61 wrote: ↑Wed Nov 08, 2017 8:31 pmHmmm, you are now arguing you didn’t come to a conclusion based upon the fact you haven’t played one of his guitars.
Sorry, your original statement clearly indicated you considered his guitars priced too high. That’s a conclusion.
The reason I asked the question was to understand how you came to that belief. The fact that you acknowledge you did so without a sound basis for forming that conclusion does not prove the absence of a conclusion - it sheds light on an ill-informed conclusion.
Not sure whether the phrase below is in use in your country, but in Australia we’d say ‘stop digging your own hole’.