2007 Dake Traphagen RW/CSAR
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This is a beautiful and meticulously-made guitar from one of America's most well-known luthiers, Dake Traphagen. It features top quality materials and stylish marquetry, giving it a very elegant appearance. It has a smooth, round and balanced tone, with quick response similar to the instruments of Miguel Rodriguez (of whom Dake is very fond). It is a fun guitar to play, and has great power for any concert situation. Having a redwood top and complimentary "reddish" CSA rosewood for the back and sides, it has great punch with a beautiful richness of overtones that yet retains great clarity and separation between voices. Playability and setup are very comfortable and the guitar is in excellent condition with only modest wear in the finish.