We've got another masterpiece in the shop, folks. A 2013 BK from Jeff Traugott Guitars! Traugott's phenomenal abilities are universally known in the guitar world, so you know when a guitar comes out of his shop, it's going to be a stellar instrument. Traugott's BK model is based on Dreadnought dimensions in the lower bout, but with a narrow waist and tighter upper bout reminiscent of a Grand Concert, which creates a sound that has both the expansive low-end of the former and the expressive articulation of the latter. Brazilian Rosewood back and sides and a German Spruce top, naturally, give the instrument an incredibly complex tonal palette right out of the box, such that this guitar sounds more like an instrument built twenty years ago, not just two! And loud? Yes, this guitar's got tons of volume, and sustain. The extremely well-balanced nature of the BK model makes this guitar excel in a variety of modes, and really sing in lowered tunings like DADGAD. Irish players will love how energetically this guitar plays, and the clean, articulate warmth of its low-end. The upper registers have lots of presence as well, but don't overwhelm the instrument's other registers. Traugott's decked these guitars out with a Venetian Cutaway for increased ease of playing, and the overall build is surprisingly light for hours of comfortable playing--which you'll be doing, each time you pull this work of art out of its Hoffee hardshell case.