Here is a unique guitar made by one of the best DT American builder Dake Traphagen. The guitar is from 2018 in mint condition and is a special request from a player who did not want a extra loud guitar but a guitar which could sing as a great traditional guitar but with a little bit more dynamic. Dake used 2 tops spruce and cedar and a magnificent South American rosewood. The guitar comes with Top of the range Rodgers tuners and a Karura case. You should watch our videos….
Dake is maybe one of the most famous US double-top guitar makers. He is still using a lot hand tools. His guitars are played by great musicians.
This guitars gives the response a surprising liveliness. Whereas certain double-tops could be too dark and/or too projective with a short sustain: this one which is not exalty like a ‘traditional double-top’ is much closer to a traditional guitar. Although the overall sound colour is warm, there is some brightness in the guitar which produces an elegant musicality. The notes are thick and creamy. Playability is more than perfect.
Lots of pleasure from a light instrument.
Here are some information taken from Dake’s website:
« I still primarily use hand tools so that I may feel the wood as I work with it. Moreover, I still use traditional glues and finishes, for I believe this helps the instrument maximize its potential. I try to build each section of the guitar in such a way that all its parts work together, and the instrument becomes a unified expression. This, to me, is the art of luthiery. When a guitar becomes a « product », it ceases to be a true expression of musicality.
That is not to say I don’t experiment and try to broaden the potential of the modern guitar. I do; however, I do this by increasing my understanding of what the wood can musically produce. My guitars are considered among the loudest, yet I know I can build guitars that are louder still; however, I am more concerned with whether or not an instrument is musical. With this in mind, I try to find the guitar’s voice rather than just make an instrument based on scientific theory. »
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