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2004 Traugott 8-String
© Frank Ford, 2005; Photos by FF
Well, it's for sure I don't know what to do with an eight-course instrument, but the owner of this one does, and that's also for sure. Made with some of the most dense and dark colored Brazilian rosewood, this guitar is a fine testimony to the skill and creativity of one of today's most respected individual luthiers. The exaggerated radial "fan" fretting was necessary to accommodate the very long scale of the low eighth string and the short scale of the first.
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