Instrument Details

2009 Kraut OM Brazilian/German
$11,325$10,995
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Specs
Status
In Stock
Brand
Kraut
Product Year
2009
Model
OM
Serial #
04017
New/Preowned
Preowned
SKU
5332
Condition
Very Good. Faint play wear around soundhole, faint scratches across top and center of back.
Body Type(s)
Medium, OM/Concert
Back & Sides
Rosewood - Brazilian
Top
Spruce - German
Neck Wood
Mahogany
Neck Profile
C
Bridge
Brazilian Rosewood
Top Trim
Ebony
Fret Markers
Side Dots Only
Frets to Body
14
Headplate
Brazilian Rosewood
Headstock Inlay
None
Bindings
Ebony
Tuners
Alessi
Cutaway
None
Pickguard
None
Pickup
None, we can install one
Body Length
19.25 in
Upper Bout
11.625 in
Lower Bout
15.75 in
Body Depth Heel
3.625 in
Body Depth Tail
4.375 in
Scale Length
25 in
Scale Length (mm)
635 mm
Nut Width
1.75 in
Nut Width (mm)
44.5 mm
String Spacing
2.25 in
String Spacing (mm)
57.2 mm
Weight
0 lb. 0 oz.
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Description

A 2009 OM from Ray Kraut? Yes, please! This one is among the finest fingerstyle guitars on the market. The voice is equal parts cannon and serenade, with rich, rolling basses that fill out the tone and a flawless string-to-string balance that keeps the voice even and articulate for both aggressive and delicate attacks. The Brazilian Rosewood of the back, sides, fretboard, and bridge is drop your jaw gorgeous, not to mention the creamy, tight-grained German Spruce top--a quick peek in the soundhole reveals how Ray is able to make such a loud and projective guitar: both the back and top are delicately braced with a series of Xs that maximize both plates' ability to vibrate as freely as possible. The effect is two-fold: first, the projection and sustain are fearsome, and second, the middle register has a fully-developed warmth and presence that gives the overall voice a complex and expressive character.

With such dynamic bracing and a Somogyi-style wide saddle and scalloped nut, this Kraut fits firmly in the contemporary fingerstyle guitar camp, and the addition of the pinless bridge is a further improvement to Ray's unified aesthetic ideal for his designs. Take it from us: this is a guitar worth playing.

DADGAD never sounded so sweet. I love how big a voice this guitar has, and the quick response. Ray's put together a fine instrument for fingerstylists of a variety of persuasions.
 
A great guitar for both strumming and fingerpicking. It's also very nicely built.
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SCALE LENGTH 25 in
NUT WIDTH 1.75 in
STRING SPACING 2.25 in
WOODS SPRUCE - GERMAN,
ROSEWOOD - BRAZILIAN

A 2009 OM from Ray Kraut? Yes, please!
 

DADGAD never sounded so sweet. I love how big a voice this guitar has, and the quick response.
 
A great guitar for both strumming and fingerpicking. It's also very nicely built.
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