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1997 Traphagen B.R.S. 8-String, Brazilian Rosewood/German Spruce
$5,145 $4,995
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Status
In Stock
Brand
Traphagen, Dake
Product Year
1997
Model
B.R.S. 8-String
Serial #
Molly Poeta Francesca
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
TMP541
Condition
Nail marks and scratches on top, small ding near heelcap, one small back crack cleated and stabilized. Bridge has been modified from Dake's original, original nut and saddle included in case. Minute separation at rosette and fretboard extension, treble side.
Body Type(s)
Medium, Concert Classical
Back & Sides
Rosewood - Brazilian
Top
Spruce - German
Neck Wood
Mahogany
Neck Profile
D
Bridge
Rosewood
Rosette
Segmented
Top Trim
Wood Lines
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
None
Fret Markers
None
Frets to Body
12
Headplate
Rosewood
Headstock Bindings
None
Headstock Inlay
None
Body Bindings
Rosewood
Tuner Finish
Gold with Pearl Buttons
Cutaway
None
Pickguard
None
Pickup
None, we can install one
Body Length
19 mm
Upper Bout
11.125 mm
Lower Bout
14.625 mm
Body Depth Heel
3.875 mm
Body Depth Tail
3.875 mm
Scale Length
25.25 in
Scale Length (mm)
640 mm
Nut Width
2.686 in
Nut Width (mm)
68.3 mm
String Spacing
2.875 in
String Spacing (mm)
73 mm
Weight
4 lb. 6 oz.
Case
Hardshell Case
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Description

Are you tired of being limited to only six strings? Are you a Classical guitarist who jealously watches harp guitarists and their added bass strings? Ready to step up your game and slip into the select world of 8-string guitars? This gem from Dake Traphagen can take you there.


String gauges start at .028” on the high e and run all the way down, down, down to .070” on that fearsome lowest E. The nut is a svelte 2 21/32 inches, and the hand-rubbed neck feels smooth and surprisingly slim. A light, chocolatey set of Brazilian  Rosewood for the back and sides, German  Spruce on top, and the fingerboard is subtly elevated from the top to aid in reaching those uppermost frets.


It’s an incredible experience to take your playing so low! We’ve currently got it tuned to an extra low A and E note, but the sky’s the limit for different tunings. The lower register will definitely resonate through your body on a seismic level. Weighing in at only 4lbs 60z, it’s a surprisingly light and comfortable 8-string BRS to play.


Standing out from the Classical crowd just got a heck of a lot easier with this Traphagen 8-String in hand.

This is a very cool and interesting piece. The sky's really the limit when it comes to the sort of tunings and arrangements you can pull off with this 8-stringer. The bass strings are surprisingly articulate and well-defined, and the sustain is pretty impressive. Definitely a unique way to expand your guitar repertoire!
 
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SCALE LENGTH 640 mm
NUT WIDTH 68.3 mm
STRING SPACING 73 mm
WOODS SPRUCE - GERMAN,
ROSEWOOD - BRAZILIAN

Are you tired of being limited to only six strings? Are you a Classical guitarist who jealously watches harp guitarists and their added bass strings?
 

This is a very cool and interesting piece. The sky's really the limit when it comes to the sort of tunings and arrangements you can pull off with this 8-stringer.
 
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