Kraut Modified Dreadnought, Amazon Rosewood & Swiss Moon Spruce

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Raymond Kraut prides his builds on their dynamics and optimal responsiveness, creating a tone and feeling that provides players with an instinctual and expressive playing experience. He says it best: “Kraut Guitars is dedicated to building the most responsive guitar possible”.

The Kraut Mod D (modified dreadnought), inspired by the design originated by Ervin Somogyi, is the ideal guitar for fingerstylists who want to maximize their volume and acoustic presence. Though large-bodied, the curvier design and tighter waist ensure a guitar is comfortable to play while seated, and the light build ensures immediate responsiveness. This Mod D is crafted from the highest grade Swiss moon spruce for its soundboard, and a beautifully figured set of Amazon rosewood with sapline for the back and sides. Bass presence, this guitar most certainly has. With the right strike of your thumb or a flatpick, you'll feel it in your belly, while the trebles sing out above. In some ways, this particular guitar has a more traditional tone to it than we'd expect from a modified dreadnought. It possesses some of the warmth of a standard, played-in dread, combined with the bell-like clarity we've come to expect from this design.

The mosaic style peghead veneer and the unique Kraut rosette make this instrument is one part master-build, one part fine art. Raymond builds some of the most sought-after, responsive modern acoustic guitars available and this Mod D is the perfect example of that.

  • Model: Modified dreadnought
  • Top: Swiss moon spruce 
  • Back and sides: Amazon rosewood 
  • Neck: Mahogany with D profile 
  • Fretboard: Ebony 
  • Peghead style: Kraut 
  • Tuners: Schertler open back 
  • Bridge: Brazilian rosewood 
  • Pins: Ebony 
  • Saddle: Bone, custom drop-in 
  • Nut material: Bone 
  • Rosette: Custom wood 
  • Binding: Ebony 
  • Nut width: 1-3/4” 
  • Spacing at saddle: 2-5/16” 
  • Scale length: 25-1/4” 
  • Depth: 4-1/2” 
  • Body length: 20-1/4” 
  • Lower bout: 16-1/8” 
  • Upper bout: 12” 
  • Truss rod: Adjustable 
  • Brace pattern: Straight X-brace 
  • Serial number: 131 
  • Case: Visesnut hard case 
  • Year of build: 2021

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Key Features

Kraut Modified Dreadnought, Amazon Rosewood & Swiss Moon Spruce
Aesthetics
The mosaic style peghead veneer and the unique Kraut rosette make this instrument one part master-build, one part fine art
Personality
Demonstrating dynamics and optimal responsiveness, creating a tone and feeling that provides players with an instinctual and expressive playing experience
Tonewoods
This Mod D has Swiss moon spruce for the soundboard and a set of Amazon rosewood, with a striking sapline, for the back and sides

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