Detailed video review of luthier Dake Traphagen double-top classical guitar

Dake traphagen guitarmaker classical guitar for sale for www.concert-classical-guitar.com played by Philippe Mariotti

After a cedar double-top guitar, we commissioned Dake Traphagen to build for us a spruce top. This one is as good as the cedar top but with the spruce top sound characteristics which brings a nice string separation. The guitar is still a warm sounding guitar. Listen to the review, you won’t regret it.

This double top gives the response a surprising liveliness. Whereas certains double-tops could be too dark and/or too projective with a short sustain: this one is well balanced between projection and sustain. Although the overall sound colour is warm, there is some brightness in the guitar which produces an elegant musicality. The notes are thick and creamy. Playability is more than perfect.

Here are some more information on Dake Traphagen guitars :

Dake is maybe one of the most famous US double-top guitar makers. He is still using a lot hand tools. His guitars are played by great musicians.

This double top gives the response a surprising liveliness. Whereas certains double-tops could be too dark and/or too projective with a short sustain: this one is well balanced between projection and sustain. Although the overall sound colour is warm, there is some brightness in the guitar which produces an elegant musicality. The notes are thick and creamy. Playability is more than perfect.

Lots of pleasure from a light instrument.

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