Dake Traphagen, Luthier

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Classical Guitars

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STANDARD MODEL / SPRUCE
STANDARD MODEL / CEDAR
SERIES 45
TORRES
8-STRING MODEL
CUT-AWAY MODEL
FLAMENCO MODEL
CONSERVATORY MODEL
FRENCH BAROQUE MODEL
35th ANNIVERSARY SERIES
CROSSOVER JAZZ
19th CENTURY PANORMO
19th CENTURY TERZ
12-STRING
NYLON STRING HARP GUITAR
D'AQUISTO NYLON JAZZ GUITAR
UKELELE
ROSETTES

Traphagen Classical Guitars

The Standard Models

The standard models of guitars use the same overall dimensions yet the woods used differ. A standard model's top is made from either European or Englemen Spruce or Red Cedar. The back and sides can be made from various woods such as Brazilian Rosewood, Honduras Rosewood, East Indian Rosewood or Spanish Cypress. The neck wood is always constructed from Spanish Cedar, reinforced with a hidden graphite bar. The finger board uses Ebony. The bridge is made from Brazilian Rosewood. These are the various woods used in a standard model, resulting in a difference in tone and price.

For further information on the standard models, please follow the links above and contact me if you have any questions or need more information on the guitars.

Series 45 Guitars

Series 45 guitars are a batch of four guitars celebrating 45 years of stringed instrument making. These guitars were completed in 2015.

The woods on these guitars are full of unique character and sets that I have been collecting for several decades.

Spruce tops with bear claw patterns or amazing amounts of cross silk, cedar tops with rippling flame patterns.

Brazilian rosewood with spider web grain or other very rare patterns and colors. All the woods have exceptional tonal qualities.

The tuners are either Rodgers or Graf engraved with the traditional Esteso design.

Each one of these guitars will be unique and one of a kind, to be treasured for many years to come.


35th Anniversary Series Limited Edition

This limited edition series of eight guitars is a celebration of my 35th year of lutherie.

These special guitars will all be made from ancient woods that I have been collecting for the past thirty-five years. Some up to 275 years old!

For much more information please contact me.

Used Traphagen Guitars

I often have one or two used guitars in the shop. For more information, please send an e-mail to dake@traphagenguitars.com or call 360.671.1017.


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