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Welcome Raymond Kraut Guitars

We are delighted to welcome Raymond Kraut Guitars to our roster of acoustic luthiers.
Raymond Kraut is a name very much at the top table of modern lutherie and we're delighted to represent his work here at The North American Guitar.



Raymond's lutherie journey started in 2005 at the renowned Roberto Venn School of Lutherie, followed by an apprenticeship with modern lutherie godfather Ervin Somogyi before Raymond moved to Oregon to set up his own workshop. The rest, as they say, is history.
His inlay work is aesthetically unique with the goal of inspiring the musician and intriguing the audience with one-of-a-kind contemporary designs. Ray believes there is a deep connection between music and art. It is important for the player to connect with the instrument visually, aurally and physically as each component equally influences the playing experience.
Raymond now builds some of the most sought-after, responsive modern acoustic guitars available, and we're excited to have just received our first new guitar from Raymond.


Raymond Kraut 00 Acoustic Guitar, Figured European Maple & Swiss Moon Spruce - $18,900 ***SOLD***


The Raymond Kraut 00 is an embodiment of Raymond’s core beliefs and ideals as a master luthier. Truly a unique instrument in tone and visual aesthetics, this 00 is built from the bottom up with the sole intent of inspiring musicality. Designed as a “single unified aesthetic entity”, Kraut prides his builds on their dynamics, and optimal responsiveness, creating a tone and feeling that provides a player with an instinctual and expressive playing experience.
The Figured European Maple top paired with its Swiss Moon Spruce back and sides lend themselves perfectly to the tonal palette Kraut’s builds are known for, creating balance and bass response with articulation and sensitivity. Paired with its ornate geometric inlays, meticulously crafted from a custom combination of Spalted Maple, Ebony, Buckeye Burl, Crushed Sunflower Seeds, and Turquoise material, this Raymond Kraut 00 is a prime example of Kraut’s masterful craftsmanship and is undeniably one of a kind.
  • Year: 2019
  • Top: Swiss Moon Spruce
  • Back & Sides: Figured European Maple
  • Rosette: A custom combination of Spalted Maple, Ebony, Buckeye Burl, Crushed Sunflower Seeds, Turquoise material
  • Purfling: B/W
  • Backstrip: 5 Ply
  • Body Binding: Rosewood
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Neck Profile: Slim C
  • Fretboard Wood: Ebony
  • Peg Head Veneer: Figured European Maple w/ Custom Inlays
  • Fretboard Binding: Ebony
  • Fretboard Inlays: None
  • Bridge: Ebony
  • Pins: Ebony
  • Saddle Material: Bone
  • Saddle Type: Custom
  • Nut Material: Bone
  • Pickguard: None
  • Nut Width: 1 3/4”
  • Spacing at Saddle: 2 1/4”
  • Scale Length: 24 7/8”
  • Body Depth: 4 1/8”
  • Body Length: 19 3/8”
  • Upper Bout: 10 1/2”
  • Lower Bout: 14 3/8”
  • Truss Rod: Fully adjustable
  • Brace Pattern: Scalloped X-Bracing
  • S/N: 120





The Raymond Kraut 00 is in stock now in our showroom, and available to be shipped worldwide. For more information, please get in touch with us here.

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