US $.2950 Dake Traphagen cedar 1999, Ashland, MA

Emil Krasich
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US $.2950 Dake Traphagen cedar 1999, Ashland, MA

Post by Emil Krasich » Thu May 26, 2016 2:38 pm

- Type/luthier: Classical / Dake Traphagen "Esmeralda" (Dake names his guitars)
- Year of construction: 1999
- 650 mm scale length - 52mm nut, 43.5/58 string spacing
- Top: Western Red Cedar
- Back/Sides: Indian rosewood
- Fingerboard/Bridge: Ebony/Rosewood
- Sound: Incredibly loud guitar with both wonderful tone and evenness. 1st string stands out well and every note up the string sings loud and clearly. Sound envelops the player while also projecting extremely well.
- Condition: Good, french polish has a fair bit of playing wear but is still protecting the guitar well. I was advised by several luthiers that the top did not need to be touched up and the wear is superficial. One filled string ding behind the 1st string behind the bridge due to a carbon treble whipping it.
- Price: $4200 OBO, buyer pays shipping and insurance, case included
- Viewing: local viewing
- Location: Ashland, Massachussets

I'm selling off this wonderful guitar as I'm totally hooked on 630mm scale length now. This guitar has served me very well as a top notch concert instrument and is now ready for another home. There is a fair bit of superficial french polish wear by where the right hand would be and also a little wear next to the fingerboard from lots of sul tasto playing. This guitar has a killer sound, projection, response, and is very easy to play. Every note on the first string stands out well with good sustain. It literally plays itself and makes an outstanding concert instrument. Tuners appear to be sloane.

Here is a video of it in action: https://youtu.be/2taDPBERHyg

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Re: US $.4500 Dake Traphagen cedar 1999, Ashland, MA

Post by Emil Krasich » Thu May 26, 2016 2:40 pm

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Re: US $.4500 Dake Traphagen cedar 1999, Ashland, MA

Post by iouhp » Tue May 31, 2016 5:50 pm

Hello Emil,

Just PM you.
Regards,
HP

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Re: US $.4200 Dake Traphagen cedar 1999, Ashland, MA

Post by Emil Krasich » Tue Jun 14, 2016 11:44 am

Price reduced to $4200.

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Re: US $.4200 Dake Traphagen cedar 1999, Ashland, MA

Post by RichardUno » Tue Jun 14, 2016 6:30 pm

Nice playing, Emil. I also liked your videos of the Piazzolla and the Sabicas Farruca, even though there was a lot of wind noise. Dake Traphagen is a great American luthier who deserves to be much better known. At Emil's current asking price, it is a real bargain and someone should jump on it immediately. Here's a link to a video of another Traphagen, this one is by Hilary Field, a forum member: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WrmdGyxW-s4

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Re: US $.4200 Dake Traphagen cedar 1999, Ashland, MA

Post by Emil Krasich » Wed Jun 15, 2016 3:42 pm

Thank you for the kind compliments, Richard.

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Re: US $.4000 Dake Traphagen cedar 1999, Ashland, MA

Post by Emil Krasich » Tue Sep 06, 2016 7:28 pm

Price dropped to $4000. Also, I noticed that I don't have a 48 hour trial listed which I should (buyer pays shipping+insurance both ways).

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Re: US $.3600 Dake Traphagen cedar 1999, Ashland, MA

Post by Emil Krasich » Tue Nov 08, 2016 12:40 pm

Price dropped to $3600 USD.

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Re: US $.3300 Dake Traphagen cedar 1999, Ashland, MA

Post by Emil Krasich » Thu Feb 16, 2017 6:46 pm

Pricing to sell. Dropping price to $3300.

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Re: US $.3300 Dake Traphagen cedar 1999, Ashland, MA

Post by jayjayrose » Thu May 18, 2017 9:53 am

What? Still here? ;-)
"…that all-pervading talisman of Spanish pleasure, the guitar." -Washington Irving

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Re: US $.3300 Dake Traphagen cedar 1999, Ashland, MA

Post by Podobin » Thu May 18, 2017 3:58 pm

Please PM me! Also sent you a PM.
Tnx
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Re: US $.3300 Dake Traphagen cedar 1999, Ashland, MA

Post by Number 6 » Thu May 18, 2017 5:45 pm

great price for a used Traphagen!

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Re: US $.3300 Dake Traphagen cedar 1999, Ashland, MA

Post by Emil Krasich » Sun May 21, 2017 10:34 pm

jayjayrose wrote:
Thu May 18, 2017 9:53 am
What? Still here? ;-)
Tell me about it. Such an awesome guitar. I should probably post it on bcgs as well.

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Re: US $.3300 Dake Traphagen cedar 1999, Ashland, MA

Post by Emil Krasich » Tue Jun 13, 2017 1:30 pm

Final price drop to $2950 and will stay firm at that price. I'll gladly just keep her if she doesn't sell.

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Re: US $.2950 Dake Traphagen cedar 1999, Ashland, MA

Post by wombosi » Sat Mar 24, 2018 6:09 pm

Hi Emil,
I sent you a PM but in case you didn't receive it, I'd like to come check out your Traphagen.
Please PM me or call/text 413-695-8152.
Thanks!
Ben

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