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2022 Dake Traphagen Rhone Spruce Palo Escrito DT


Dake Traphagen Double Top in Cedar – a powerful musical experience

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2022 Dake Traphagen Rhone Spruce Palo Escrito DT

Model2022 Dake Traphagen Rhone Spruce Palo Escrito DT
ConditionNew directly from Dake
FinishFrench Polish
TunersSloane Premium machines – Bronze Stippled
CaseCrossRock Fiberglass HSC

Tone Woods

Top Select Master Grade Western Red Cedar
Sides/Back Palo Escrito – beautiful markings
Neck Spanish Cedar with Graphite Reinforcement (internally)
Truss Rod No
BridgePalo Escrito Rosewood
Head PlatePalo Escrito Rosewood
Fingerboard Ebony
Bindings/RosettePalo Escrito – Rosette is Maples and Ebony


Nut Width 51mm
String Spacings 43mm-49.5mm-57mm (1st fret – 12th fret at body – saddle)
Overall length 39 3/4″
Body length 19 3/8″
Upper bout width 11″
Waist Width 9 1/4″
Lower bout width 14 3/8″
Body depths 3 9/16″ – 4″  – upper to lower bouts – tapering
Action4mm & 3.5mm- low E to high E
Guitar Weight 3lbs & 4oz.
CITESNot Required – please read the link to the left

2022 Dake Traphagen Rhone Spruce Palo Escrito DT


Beautiful guitar from Dake, she just arrived.   Powerful and lyrical, excellent work all around.

Please note that this is a late 2021 guitar.  I accidentally wrote 2022 on the label for the case, and the site.  Sorry about that.  Rich

Dake’s own thoughts on this latest creation…

“I have a great guitar that is looking for a home.
Cedar double top with Palo Escrito back and sides so no one has to worry about the Brazilian export/import deal.
The basses are deep and rich while the trebles are strong and powerful.

One of the best DT’s of mine you’ve seen.  Scale 650mm, nut 52.3mm, with sound port. Modern Sloan tuners”.

The guitar is called “Rhone” as when he conceived of the build, Dake was drinking a Rhone Wine.  Hysterical.  I love it.  The guitar is fabulous.  Resonance against your body, you can feel the guitar responding.  Lyrical, expressive with incredible power.  Simply Awesome!

Hats off to Dake, he truly is a master of his field.

Players that perform with a Traphagen include, among others – 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 Audio220210-2021 Dake Traphagen Rhone Spruce Palo Escrito DT – superb!  One of the finest, boldest and well rounded guitars I’ve ever demo-ed, never mind a Double Top.  Dake continues to strive for better.


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 1 Year Warranty directly from the luthier

Please read my Return Policy

Please inquire using email or phone (Contact Me)

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

Additional information

Weight15 lbs
Dimensions46 × 19 × 9 in

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