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2018 Traphagen 000-12 BRS, Brazilian Rosewood/Carpathian Spruce
$8,755
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Specs
Status
In Stock
Brand
Traphagen, Dake
Product Year
2018
Model
000-12 BRS
Serial #
Masckela
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
TMP861
Condition
Micro finish checks on top, one mark back of headstock. Fresh fret dress by our repair staff for a great setup.
Body Type(s)
Small, 000
Back & Sides
Rosewood - Brazilian
Top
Spruce - Carpathian
Neck Wood
Mahogany
Neck Profile
C
Bridge
Rosewood - Brazilian
Rosette
Maple Burl
Top Trim
Half Herringbone
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
None
Fret Markers
Side Dots
Frets to Body
12
Headplate
Rosewood - Brazilian
Headstock Bindings
None
Headstock Inlay
None
Instrument Finish
Spirit Varnish
Body Bindings
Rosewood - Amazon
Tuners
Gold
Tuner Finish
Gold
Cutaway
None
Pickguard
Clear
Pickup
None, we can install one, ask about options
Body Length
20.375 in
Upper Bout
10.875 in
Lower Bout
15.125 in
Body Depth Heel
3.75 in
Body Depth Tail
4.375 in
Scale Length
25.4 in
Scale Length (mm)
645 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. 12 oz.
Case
Hardshell - Karura
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Description

This 2018 Traphagen 000-12 BRS is just what we’ve come to expect from Dake: enveloping overtones, smooth response, and clarity, clarity, clarity. We have great respect for a luthier who’s equally at home with steel strings as nylon strings, because we find that the skills required for one complement the other in interesting ways.


This 000-12 has an easy, round quality to its voice that is reminiscent of the bass strings on a classical, but with added bite in the mids and trebles. The neck is a flattened C shape, and is Spirit Varnished liked the rest of the guitar to a glossy sheen. French Polish leaves the top extra resonant and responsive. Dake chose an ancient, 250-year-old set of Brazilian Rosewood for the back and sides, and lined the sides with a thin layer of Spanish Cypress (stained brown to match) for extra stiffness without adding much mass. A creamy set of Carpathian Spruce on top, with a gorgeous Maple Burl rosette, completes the package.


A guitar of this calibre, it’s love at first pluck.


Other keywords: traphagan, masckela, ooo-12 fret, 000 12-fret

Some very memorable guitars that I have played over the years have been made by builders that create both nylon and steel string guitars. Nylon string guitars have very little string energy, so the maker really has to know how to get tone and movement out of the body. Dake is an amazing nylon string maker and all of his steel strings have a lot of power and body energy that I just love. This one is no exception with big, round trebles with a beautiful attack and sonorous bass that supports everything you do. This is a great guitar that can cover any genre you might dream up.
 
Dake has a magic touch with his 000 builds. He manages to coax an expansive, lush, energetic voice out of an easy-playing body. Full neck profile allows my hand to better cradle and fret.
 
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SCALE LENGTH 25.4 in
NUT WIDTH 1.75 in
STRING SPACING 2.25 in
WOODS SPRUCE - CARPATHIAN,
ROSEWOOD - BRAZILIAN

This 2018 Traphagen 000-12 BRS is just what we’ve come to expect from Dake: enveloping overtones, smooth response, and clarity, clarity, clarity. We have great respect for a luthier who’s equally at home with steel strings as nylon strings, because we find that the skills required for one complement the other in interesting ways.
 

Some very memorable guitars that I have played over the years have been made by builders that create both nylon and steel string guitars. Nylon string guitars have very little string energy, so the maker really has to know how to get tone and movement out of the body.
 
Dake has a magic touch with his 000 builds. He manages to coax an expansive, lush, energetic voice out of an easy-playing body.
 
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