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Dake Traphagen 2017 Cerridwen Cedar EIRW DT
Dake Traphagen 2017 Cerridwen Cedar EIRW DT

Dake Traphagen 2017 Cerridwen Cedar EIRW DT


Dake Traphagen Concert Guitar – Double Top – Powerful, lyrical, and musical

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Dake Traphagen 2017 Cerridwen Cedar EIRW DT

Model Dake Traphagen 2017 Cerridwen Cedar EIRW DT
Condition Brand New – Showroom Condition
Scale 650mm
Finish French Polish
Tuners Gotoh Premium machines
Case TKL type Double Arched HSC – Black Tolex

Tone Woods

Top  Select Master Grade Western Red Cedar
Sides/Back  EIRW – beautiful markings
Neck  Spanish Cedar with Graphite Reinforcement (internally)
Truss Rod  No
Bridge  CSA Rosewood
Head Plate  EIRW
Fingerboard  Ebony
Bindings/Rosette  Indian Rosewoods – Rosette is Maples and Ebony


Nut Width  51mm
String Spacings  42.5mm-50mm-58mm (1st fret – 12th fret at body – saddle)
Overall length  39 7/8″
Body length  19 1/2″
Upper bout width  11 1/16″
Waist Width  9 1/4″
Lower bout width  14 1/2″
Body depths  3 3/4″ – 4 1/8″  – upper to lower bouts – tapering
Action 3.6mm & 3.25mm- low E to high E
Guitar Weight  3lbs & 10oz.
CITES Ineligible – Paperwork is not available for this guitar

Dake Traphagen 2017 Cerridwen Cedar EIRW DT


Beautiful guitar from Dake, she just arrived.   Powerful and lyrical, excellent work all around.   I’ll write more when I sit with the guitar.

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 Audio – traphagen-cerridwen – a superb guitar in volume, voice, clarity and coloration.  Dake is a true master builder.  I could have played all day on Cerridwen.

So I love this guitar, and wanted to record it again, for the New Year.  Very off the cuff, no warm-up, just wanted to hear the warmth and roundness of the guitar.   I’ve lowered the Reverb to barely perceptible (at least to my ear).  All recordings will be at this level from now on.  No engineering, off the cuff, real in other words, and that’s my only goal here.  Rich



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

Richard F. Sayage – Solo Guitar Works Volume 1


The piece played here is “Sketch #5” in E Minor dedicated to my brother Raymond Sayage and Keri Lynn Sapanara. I miss him so very much.



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.

Free USPS International Priority Shipping to CANADA – Use Code “freeshipinternational” at Checkout! – this promo code offers $75 off the price of your cart, which offsets most shipping to Canada and International addresses – good only for purchases above $3500 – Only for use where guitars are shipped to Canadian and other International addresses.

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 20 lbs
Dimensions 45 × 18 × 8 in