US $.5500 Dake Traphagen BRS spruce 2015, Tampa FL

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US $.5500 Dake Traphagen BRS spruce 2015, Tampa FL

Post by Cincy2 » Thu Jul 12, 2018 2:36 pm

Type: Classical
Year of Construction: 2015
Scale: 650mm
Nut Width: 51 mm
Top: Italian Spruce
Bracing: Fan
Back / Sides: Brazilian Rosewood
Fingerboard: Ebony
Sound: Warm, rich basses, very traditional, fat trebles with substantial volume
Condition: A few minor, minor dings. Overall, near mint
Price: $5500.00 USD
Viewing / Trial: Will permit 48 hour evaluation. Buyer pays two day shipping if returned
Location: Tampa Florida

I’m reluctantly selling this beautiful example of Dake’s work to fund a steel string guitar purchase. Video’s and a sound sample of this instrument can be found on the Dream Guitar website in the gallery of Traphagen guitars. If you can’t find it, PM me and I’ll send you a link. The woods are astounding. The tone is very very traditional. Think Manual Rodriguez like Kanengeiser plays. The price includes a brand new Visesnut hard case which cost $800.

The overall guitar price brings Brazilian into the realm of possibility for many. Looking for a quick sale but not going to give it away. This guitar would sell for roughly $9,000 new. US sales only due to Brazilian rosewood. Buyer must pre-pay with PayPal. I will pay the fees. Buyer pays for two day shipping. At this time of year with the heat, I don’t think it’s prudent to permit longer shipping times.

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2015 Traphagen Brazilian/Spruce

A wood box, empty
A sensitive heart, too full
You and I connect.

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Re: US $.5500 Dake Traphagen BRS spruce 2015, Tampa FL

Post by Cincy2 » Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:14 am

Here are some additional photos.

Very nice Graf tuners and three hold bridge block.


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2015 Traphagen Brazilian/Spruce

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A sensitive heart, too full
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Re: US $.5500 Dake Traphagen BRS spruce 2015, Tampa FL

Post by Jack Douglas » Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:46 am

Beautiful and a great price. Good luck with the sale.
Richard Brune 'Artist' Cedar/Brazilian 1996

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Re: US $.5500 Dake Traphagen BRS spruce 2015, Tampa FL

Post by Cincy2 » Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:39 pm

Here is the Visesnut case. Very well made but still light.

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A sensitive heart, too full
You and I connect.

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Re: US $.5500 Dake Traphagen BRS spruce 2015, Tampa FL

Post by Justfun » Fri Jul 13, 2018 3:40 pm

Here is the Spruce Top....




I have played the Cedar top and it's very even, every note sings beautiful and this one is no different.

Fred
Richard Reynoso, Cypress \ Spruce 2016
Ramirez 4NE, IRW \ Cedar 2011

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Re: US $.5500 Dake Traphagen BRS spruce 2015, Tampa FL

Post by Cincy2 » Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:04 pm

Thank you Fred. To be clear however, my guitar is a traditional fan braced instrument, not a double top.

Eric
2015 Traphagen Brazilian/Spruce

A wood box, empty
A sensitive heart, too full
You and I connect.

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Re: US $.5500 Dake Traphagen BRS spruce 2015, Tampa FL

Post by Nappingdog » Fri Jul 13, 2018 9:33 pm

Man what a beauty
Mark A, tupelo MS
Mateo Crespi 2009
Sakurai no 5 1975
Kenny Hill(la Mancha) Munich
Martin om-21 steel string
Takamine hirade h-15
Hippner Fleta 2013 spruce/Honduran rosewood
Mitsuru Tamura 500 spruce/indian

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Re: US $.5500 Dake Traphagen BRS spruce 2015, Tampa FL

Post by Cincy2 » Thu Jul 19, 2018 11:03 am

Here are some additional photos of this beautiful instrument. The Visesnut case has an adjustment mechanism that moves support pads to perfectly immobilize the instrument. The Graf tuners and black rollers are an elegant touch.

Cincy

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A sensitive heart, too full
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