2014 Dake Traphagen #1 Torres Spruce CSA


Dake Traphagen 45th Anniversary Torres #1 of 4

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2014 Dake Traphagen #1 Torres Spruce CSA

Model 2014 Dake Traphagen #1 Torres Spruce CSA – 45th Anniversary 1 of 4
Condition Pre-Owned in Excellent Condition
Scale 645mm
Finish French Polish
Tuners Rodgers Premium machines
Case Hoffee HSC – premium case – $1K upgrade

Tone Woods

Top  Select Master Grade Spruce with BearClaw markings
Sides/Back  Spider webbed Brazilian Rosewood – beautiful markings
Neck  Spanish Cedar with Graphite Reinforcement (internally)
Truss Rod  No
Bridge Brazilian Rosewood
Head Plate Brazilian Rosewood
Fingerboard  Ebony
Bindings/Rosette Brazilian Rosewood – Rosette is Maples and Ebony


Nut Width  51mm
String Spacings  43.5mm-50mm-57mm (1st fret – 12th fret at body – saddle)
Overall length  38 3/4″
Body length  18 3/4″
Upper bout width  10 3/4″
Waist Width  9 1/8″
Lower bout width  14″
Body depths  3 1/2″ – 3 3/4″  – upper to lower bouts – tapering
Action 3.75mm & 3mm- low E to high E
Guitar Weight  3lbs & 7oz.
CITES Ineligible – Paperwork is not available for this guitar

2014 Dake Traphagen #1 Torres Spruce CSA


Beautiful guitar from Dake, she just arrived.   Powerful and lyrical, excellent work all around.   I must say it immediately, that this guitar is only available to clientele in the Domestic USA.  It will NOT be shipped Internationally, as the paperwork for the guitar is unattainable.  CITES cannot be certified for this guitar.

Dake’s own thoughts on his 45th Anniversary Guitars…

“Traphagen Series 45 Guitars

Series 45 guitars are Dake’s batch of four guitars celebrating 45 years of stringed instrument making. These guitars were completed in 2015.

The woods on these guitars are full of unique character and sets that I have been collecting for several decades.

Spruce tops with bear claw patterns or amazing amounts of cross silk, cedar tops with rippling flame patterns.

Brazilian rosewood with spider web grain or other very rare patterns and colors. All the woods have exceptional tonal qualities.

The tuners are either Rodgers or Graf engraved with the traditional Esteso design.

Each one of these guitars will be unique and one of a kind, to be treasured for many years to come.”

Playing this guitar, I was immediately taken with her voice, nuanced and subtle, musical expression and overall projection.

Clearly, she is built with the finest materials and Dake’s incredible sense of workmanship, surpassed by few if any.  The Rodgers engraved machines compliment a work of art by the master luthier.  The Hoffee Case is a touch large for her, but protects the guitar magnificently.

I gave the guitar a thorough overview and inspection, finding honest play wear on the top, little nail marks, etc, that require a hard look to find.  This should not surprise anyone, as this guitar demands to be played.

I find her easy to play, the 645mm scale lends an immediate sense of accessibility, while the string spacing does not hamper your ability to play.  Her setup is excellent, but the voice!  My goodness, this is a fine fine guitar!  Hats off to Dake, he truly is a master of his field.

Players that have played a Traphagen – Pepe Romero – Scott Tenant – Jason Vieux – Hillary Fields – Michael Partington – The Castellani-Andriaccio Duo – David Grier



Listening with high quality headphones or audio equipment is highly recommended including EQ manipulation, if possible. We record everything flat with just a touch of Reverb to relieve dryness. My goal is to record the guitar as realistically as is possible. I speak in the recordings, my thoughts about the guitar (and possibly other things?).  My speaking also serves to give you my first impressions and to also give you a balance of the engineering (or lack thereof).  I simply do not have time to engineer much of anything.  Thanks. Rich


MP3 Audio20025-2014 Dake Traphagen 1 Torres Spruce CSA – superb!


My Solo Book of sheet music is available here if you’re interested.

Richard F. Sayage – Solo Guitar Works Volume 1




Premium Single Arch Top or Double Arch HSC is included in your purchase price.
Insured FedEx Ground, USPS Ground or USPS Priority/Express Shipping is included to the 50 US
Anywhere else is subject to the most recent quote from USPS
Please write to me for a detailed quote for International Shipping.

Very Important:  International Clients, including Canada…Please note that we will NOT accept PayPal or any CC as payment.  All transactions must be finalized with Bank Wire Transfers for any amount over $1000 USD.  Please see our discussion found here and scroll down to Customs – Duty and International Shipping .  Thank you!

Packaging is professionally done within its hard-shell case.

It is always preferred that you come to the Studio to play it and pick it up.

All concert level guitars come with a standard accessory package including extras sets of strings, humidifier, headstock tuner, nail buffer and more to help you care for and maintain your classical guitar. It is my way of saying thank you for doing business with me and Savage Classical Guitar.  Rich



This guitar carries a Full Warranty from the Luthier and Savage Classical Guitar

Please read my Return Policy

Please inquire using email or phone (Contact Me)

Email me directly if you need more info: rsayage1 at savageclassical dot com

Additional information

Weight 15 lbs
Dimensions 45 × 18 × 8 in