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1996 Traugott RT 12-Fret, Brazilian Rosewood/German Spruce
$22,660
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Specs
Status
In Stock
Brand
Traugott, Jeff
Product Year
1996
Model
RT 12-Fret
Serial #
RT-009-29-096
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
2959
Condition
Some top finish checks at bass lower bout edge. Light fret wear, plays cleanly. Very slight impression in finish at headstock from a clip on tuner.
Body Type(s)
Medium, OM/Concert
Back & Sides
Rosewood - Brazilian
Top
Spruce - German
Neck Wood
Mahogany
Neck Profile
C
Bridge
Ebony
Rosette
Abalone
Top Trim
Abalone
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
Ebony
Fret Markers
Side Dots Only
Frets to Body
12
Headplate
Rosewood - Brazilian
Headstock Bindings
None
Headstock Inlay
None
Instrument Finish
Gloss
Body Bindings
Ebony
Tuners
Schaller
Tuner Finish
Gold with Ebony Buttons
Cutaway
Venetian
Pickguard
None
Pickup
K&K Pure Western
Body Length
19.375 in
Upper Bout
11.25 in
Lower Bout
15.5 in
Body Depth Heel
3.375 in
Body Depth Tail
4 in
Scale Length
25.5 in
Scale Length (mm)
647.7 mm
Nut Width
1.75 in
Nut Width (mm)
44.5 mm
String Spacing
2.25 in
String Spacing (mm)
57.2 mm
Weight
4 lb. 4 oz.
Case
Hardshell - Calton Flight Case
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Description

A rare and special treat, even among such unique pieces we’ve come to expect from Jeff Traugott: our 1996 Traugott RT 12-fret in Brazilian Rosewood and German Spruce. Originally built for Martin Simpson, this RT combines a long 25 1/2” scale with a 12-fret neck for clarity and projection, and has sides which are slightly narrower than a regular R to sweeten up the bass response, to say nothing of keeping the guitar lightweight and easy to play. There’s a certain kind of intimacy to the tone that we haven’t found in many of Jeff’s 14-fret models, one that lends itself handsomely to open tunings and a wide range of fingerstyle approaches. In 2002, Jeff installed a new neck with double graphite rods. Wrapped up in a Calton flight case, this gorgeous RT is safe and sound. It's ready for action at the drop of a hat.


Check out our original demo of this beauty the last time it came through the shop here: https://youtu.be/bh7r1vxG-jU.


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A 12-fret cutaway from one of our modern masters, with clarity to spare. You can hear every nuance. The simple fact that this guitar used to belong to Martin Simpson is a wonderful credit to the tone and craftsmanship. This is a very rewarding guitar to play, and one that will surely beg you to pick it up every time you pass by. The straight Brazilian is stunning and the Abalone really shines on the German Spruce top.
 
Wide open response pairs with Jeff's classic string-to-string balance for an engrossing tonal experience. The 12-fret neck join sweetens up those trebles just a touch!
 
This is one of the only Traugotts I've seen with Abalone trim. It still has that wonderfully balanced Traugott sound, but with a bit more style.
 
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SCALE LENGTH 25.5 in
NUT WIDTH 1.75 in
STRING SPACING 2.25 in
WOODS SPRUCE - GERMAN,
ROSEWOOD - BRAZILIAN

A rare and special treat, even among such unique pieces we’ve come to expect from Jeff Traugott: our 1996 Traugott RT 12-fret in Brazilian Rosewood and German Spruce. Originally built for Martin Simpson, this RT combines a long 25 1/2” scale with a 12-fret neck for clarity and projection, and has sides which are slightly narrower than a regular R to sweeten up the bass response, to say nothing of keeping the guitar lightweight and easy to play.
 

A 12-fret cutaway from one of our modern masters, with clarity to spare. You can hear every nuance.
 
Wide open response pairs with Jeff's classic string-to-string balance for an engrossing tonal experience. The 12-fret neck join sweetens up those trebles just a touch!
 
This is one of the only Traugotts I've seen with Abalone trim. It still has that wonderfully balanced Traugott sound, but with a bit more style.
 
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