2009 Koentopp Chicagoan Oval Hole
A rare opportunity to purchase an exquisite hand-made 17" archtop guitar built entirely by by Dan Koentopp in his Chicago workshop.
[ Sorry, this instrument has been SOLD ]
17" Chicagoan Oval Hole #0309007 Specs
- Top: Alaskan Engelmann Spruce
- Back & Sides: Western Fiddle Back Maple
- Neck: 3-piece hard maple
- Scale: 25.1"
- Nut Width: 1 3/4"
- Fretboard: MOP Tab Inlays
- Body Depth: 3 inch (at sides)
- Bracing: Wide X-Braced
- Finish: Shellac (French Polished)
- Tuners: Shaller
- Nut: Bone
- Saddle & Bridge: Hand made Ebony
This light and comfortable guitar has been hand-polished to a vintage-golden sheen and produces an incredible loud and warm sound that is equaly enjoyable for the player as it is for the audience.
If you were ordering this instrument today you'd be waiting nearly a year for delivery (Dan builds his guitars entirely by hand and on his own) and paying more than $6,500.00 for this guitar. This is Dan's 7th guitar, completed in March of 2009, and since that time Koentopp Guitars has been gaining considerable momentum. Koentopp Guitars are now played by Andy Brown and Roddy Ellias, and have recently been the subject of a video documentary. Dan has written numerous articles about guitarbuilding and has even been a guest speaker at a midwestern university for music/business students.
The creation of this instrument was well documented in digital photographs which will be included along with a TKL Prestige Archtop Case and a vintage DeArmond soundhole pickup custom modified for this instrument.