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STANDARD MODEL / SPRUCE front
STANDARD MODEL / CEDAR front
STANDARD MODEL back
8-STRING MODEL front
CUT-AWAY MODEL front
FLAMENCO MODEL front
FRENCH BAROQUE MODEL front
35th ANNIVERSARY SERIES front
35th ANNIVERSARY SERIES back
CROSSOVER JAZZ front
19th CENTURY PANORMO front
19th CENTURY TERZ front
19th CENTURY TERZ back
12-STRING front
ROSETTE #1
ROSETTE #2
JUMBO BARITONE STEEL STRING front
JUMBO BARITONE STEEL STRING back
TORRES front
TORRES back
DREADNOUGHT front
DREADNOUGHT back

Options for Traphagen Guitars

String Lengths
Ranging from 635mm to 665mm, the most common being 640mm, 650mm, or 655mm. I do make several 660mm guitars a year for clients who prefer a longer length.
String Spacings
Almost any string spacing can be customized to fit a player's hand, as can the neck's shape, width, and thickness.
Body Size
I make a slightly larger body size for the guitars with string lengths of 660mm or longer. I also make a "Petite" body size for string lengths less than 640mm and sometimes use this body for smaller people who want a 640mm scale. The cut-away model is the same overall dimensions as the standard size but with a rounded cut-away for either right or left handed players.
Multi String Guitars
Both seven or eight string guitars are available with either standard dimensions or special requirements. Almost all multi-stringed players want a different string spacing. Your needs can be accommodated.
Finishes
All finish is French polish. If you require lacquer the guitar will be sent to a professional finisher dealing in lacquer for an additional charge.
Tuners
The two standard tuners I use are either Sloane or Gilbert and usually have Ebony or imitation pearl knobs. Rodgers tuners, made in England by David Rodgers, can be specially ordered. They come in a variety of styles and prices. Please inquire.
Rosettes
All rosettes are custom made in a modern style. The materials and style may vary from year to year depending on my inspiration.
Bracing
Can be made for either right or left handed players.
Amplification
I generally use K&K pick ups but the customer can request any pickup they prefer.
Cases
All instruments come with a double arched hard shell case. Karura, Hoffee, and Accord cases can be purchased in a variety of colors. For prices please inquire.

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PO Box 724 • Bellingham, WA 98227 • 360.671.1017 • dake@traphagenguitars.com