- 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