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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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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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.
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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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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.

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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.

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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
Chris Carrington cedar 1995
Cervantes(la Mancha) LE Milenia 2011
Kenny Hill(la Mancha) Munich 1998
Martin om-21 steel 2015
Mitsuru Tamura 500 spruce/indian 1975
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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.

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

Post by jaan » Wed Jul 25, 2018 8:00 pm

Gorgeous instrument. Hope she sells quickly.
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Re: US $.5500 Dake Traphagen BRS spruce 2015, Tampa FL

Post by robjh22 » Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:34 am

I was just shopping for Traphagens today. I am very interested in your guitar and would like to view it in person. Might I travel to Florida to see it? I am in Plano, TX. My instructors have included Elias Barreiro of Tulane and Robert Guthrie (current) of SMU. This is a serious inquiry. You can try to PM me, but the board will not let me PM you because I am a new registrant. Thanks, Rob Herrington

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

Post by Cincy2 » Thu Jul 26, 2018 2:21 pm

Rob,

Yes of course you may come see it. If you don't see my PM today, post again and we'll find a way to connect.

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

Post by robjh22 » Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:32 pm

Okay, will call you in an hour or so. Thanks for responding.

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

Post by segobreawill » Thu Jul 26, 2018 3:51 pm

Beautiful guitar by a respected luthier AND with a few extras thrown in all at a great price. This should go very quickly.

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

Post by mvp019a » Fri Jul 27, 2018 12:23 am

These always attract a lot of attention, and one can see why!
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Re: US $.5500 Dake Traphagen BRS spruce 2015, Tampa FL

Post by Cincy2 » Tue Jul 31, 2018 4:56 pm

This guitar has sold to robjh22! Good luck with this beautiful instrument Rob.

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