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1994 Traugott R Rare Highly Flamed Koa/German
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Status
Sold
Brand
Traugott
Product Year
1994
Model
R
Serial #
R.009.07.024
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
1528
Condition
Excellent Excellent, professional restored by Master Luthier Bill Tippin. 2 repaired cracks and finish touch up. Some evidence of past dings remain, but overall this is very clean and beautiful. The setup and playability is remarkable.
Body Type(s)
Medium, OM/Concert
Back & Sides
Koa
Top
Spruce - German
Neck Wood
Mahogany
Neck Profile
C
Bridge
Ebony
Rosette
Abalone
Top Trim
Abalone - Select Blue Paua
Fingerboard
Ebony
Fingerboard Bindings
Ebony
Fret Markers
None
Frets to Body
14
Headplate
Koa - Figured
Headstock Inlay
None
Bindings
Ebony
Tuners
Waverly
Tuner Finish
Gold
Cutaway
None
Pickguard
None
Pickup
None, we can install one
Body Length
19.375 in
Upper Bout
11 in
Lower Bout
15.5 in
Body Depth Heel
4 in
Body Depth Tail
5 in
Scale Length
25.4 in
Scale Length (mm)
645 mm
Nut Width
1.84 in
Nut Width (mm)
46.8 mm
String Spacing
2.19 in
String Spacing (mm)
55.6 mm
Weight
0 lb. 0 oz.
Case
Hardshell Case - Calton Flight Case
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Description

Here's an incredible Traugott Model R forged from very tightly flamed Koa, the kind that is very rare indeed. And who better to perform with this instrument than famed Celtic fingerstylist William Coulter? Coulter owned this guitar for several years before it ended up in our hands. The Koa has a deep, rich color and perfectly symmetrical figure on the back. The top is one of the silkiest pieces of German Spruce we've seen. It's full of medullary rays or silking, which is an attribute only the very best tops possess. Jeff adorned this beauty with a top border and rosette of select blue Paua Abalone and comes complete with a Calton Deluxe Flight Case. The tone is spellbinding, it absorbs the player and inspires at every fret. It's very clear why Jeff Traugott is considered one of the very best makers in the world. 

I have played many of Jeff's guitars, owned them as well, exceptional is the only word that comes to mind when talking about a Traugott. This Model R has a great bark to it if you dig in but the sweet tunes is really where this baby shines, it's beacause of instruments like this that Traugotts are so well regarded.
 
This is a unique Traugott guitar. The Koa on the back and sides is some of the nicest you'll see and the fancier trim is rare on these instruments. The intonation of this guitar is probably the best I've ever seen. I played chords fingered on some strings and open on others, past the 12 fret and it was perfectly in tune. Really amazing.
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SCALE LENGTH 25.4 in
NUT WIDTH 1.84 in
STRING SPACING 2.19 in
WOODS SPRUCE - GERMAN,
KOA

Here's an incredible Traugott Model R forged from very tightly flamed Koa, the kind that is very rare indeed. And who better to perform with this instrument than famed Celtic fingerstylist William Coulter?
 

I have played many of Jeff's guitars, owned them as well, exceptional is the only word that comes to mind when talking about a Traugott. This Model R has a great bark to it if you dig in but the sweet tunes is really where this baby shines, it's beacause of instruments like this that Traugotts are so well regarded.
 
This is a unique Traugott guitar. The Koa on the back and sides is some of the nicest you'll see and the fancier trim is rare on these instruments.
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