Jeff Traugott

While studying music at Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington, Jeff Traugott became fascinated with the art of lutherie. He moved to Santa Cruz, California, and opened a small music store catering to acoustic string players in 1984. He began working for the Santa Cruz Guitar Co. in 1986 and remained there until 1991. At that time he decided to open his own shop, which is located in an old industrial complex housing a diverse community of artisans and craftspeople. From this humble location, Mr. Traugott has generated a global reputation.

His recent projects include experiments with Ralph Novak's fanned-fret system and work on a multi-neck guitar for Benjamin Verdery.

Jeff has also branched out recently in the music production field. After years of preparation, Mr. Traugott has compiled for CD such guitar greats as Benjamin Verdery on nylon string and William Colter playing his steel string Traugott guitar. The CD is a must have in any acoustic player's music collection.

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Available Models

IN STOCK: 1994 Traugott Model "R"

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Koa Back & Sides
German Spruce Top
Blue Paua Top Border
Blue Paua Rosette
Koa Headstock Veneer
Ebony Bindings
Gold Waverly Tuners
Calton Case included

 

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IN STOCK: 2008 Traugott Model "R"

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Brazilian Rosewood Back & Sides
German Spruce Top
Brazilian Rosewood Headsock Overlay & Rosette
Ebony Binding w/Koa Purfling
Black Gotoh 510 Tuners w/ Ebony buttons
Calton Case

 

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IN STOCK: 1996 Traugott RT - 12 Fret

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Brazilian Rosewood Back & Sides
German Spruce Top
Cutaway
Abalone Top Border & Rosette
Brazilian Rosewood Headstock Veneer
Ebony Bindings
12 Frets to the Body
Gold Schaller tuners w/ Ebony buttons
Calton Case included

 

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IN STOCK: 2003 Traugott Model "R"

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Brazilian Rosewood Back & Sides
German Spruce Top
Cutaway
Brazilian Rosewood Rosette
Ebony Binding w/Koa Purfling
BRW Headstock Veneer
Gold Gotoh 510 Tuners w/Ebony Buttons
Calton Case

 

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IN STOCK: 1999 Traugott Model R

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Brazilian Rosewood Back & Sides
German Spruce Top
Cutaway
BRW Rosette
BRW Headstock Veneer
Ebony Binding w/Koa Purfling
Fishman Under Saddle P/U & Trace Audio P/U
Gold Schaller Tuners w/ Ebony Buttons

 

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IN STOCK: 2007 Traugott BK

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African Blackwood Back & Sides
German Spruce Top
Cutaway
Ebony Bindings
Blue Paua Rosette
Blue Paua Top Border
Koa/Ebony Purflings
Koa Headstock Veneer
Gold Gotoh 510 Tuners w/Ebony Buttons

 

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IN STOCK: 1999 Traugott 00

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Old Growth Brazilian Rosewood Back and Sides
German Spruce Top
Brazilian Rosewood headsock overlay and rosette
Ebony binding w/Koa purfling lines
Gold Schaller tuners with Ebony buttons
Calton Case included

 

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SOLD: 2005 Traugott Model R

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Brazilian Rosewood Back & Sides
German Spruce Top
Brazilian Rosewood Headsock Overlay & Rosette
Ebony Binding w/Koa Purfling
Gold Schaller Tuners with Ebony buttons
Calton Case

 

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SOLD: 2011 Traugott Model "R"

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Brazilian Rosewood Back & Sides
German Spruce Top
Brazilian Rosewood Headsock Overlay & Rosette
Ebony Binding w/Koa Purfling
Black Gotoh 510 Tuners with Ebony buttons
Hoffee Carbon Case

 

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SOLD: 2005 Traugott Jumbo

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Brazilian Rosewood Back & Sides
German Spruce Top
Brazilian Rosewood Headsock Overlay & Rosette
Ebony Binding w/Koa Purfling
Gold Schaller Tuners with Ebony buttons
Calton Case

 

SOLD

 

SOLD: 1999 Traugott 00

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Old Growth Brazilian Rosewood Back & Sides
German Spruce Top
Abalone Top Border & Rosette
Brazilian Rosewood Headstock Veneer
Ebony Bindings
Gold Schaller tuners w/ Ebony buttons
Calton Case included

 

SOLD

 

SOLD: 2002 Traugott BK

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Old Growth Brazilian Rosewood Back & Sides
German Spruce Top
Blue Paua Rosette
Brazilian Rosewood Headstock Veneer
Ebony Bindings
Koa/Ebony Top Border
Gold Schaller tuners w/ Ebony buttons
Calton Case included

 

SOLD

 

SOLD: 2005 Traugott BK

 View Images
Brazilian Rosewood Back & Sides
German Spruce Top
Brazilian Rosewood Headsock Overlay & Rosette
Ebony Binding w/Koa Purfling
Gold Schaller Tuners with Ebony buttons
Calton Case

 

SOLD

 

SOLD: 2003 Traugott Model "R"

 View Images
Old Growth Brazilian Rosewood Back and Sides
German Spruce Top
Brazilian Rosewood headsock overlay and rosette
Ebony binding w/Koa purfling lines
Gold Schaller tuners with Ebony buttons
Calton Case included