SN: 0711206 • 1 3/4″ Nut Width
25.5″ Scale Length • 17″ Body
Lutz Spruce top. Mahogany back, sides and neck. Top has 5-ply Ivoroid/black binding. Back has 3-ply binding. Radiused Ebony fretboard with Pearl dot inlays. Neck and peghead are single bound. Ebony peghead overlay with Kopp logo inlaid in Pearl. Nickel Gotoh tuners. Fire-striped pickguard.
One thing driving the sound is the 12-fret neck joint with a long scale length. It means the bridge is positioned about 1-3/8″ further away from the crossing of the x-bracing. This yields a “bold” attack with woody timbre. This effect is cousin to same 12-fret long scale early Ditson and later the early Martin Dreadnauts used by Norman Blake.
These guitars are so good that Leo Kotke bought THREE of them… and Darrell Scott bought one.
Excellent sound for flatpicking or fingerpicking. The bass response is huge, but does not overwhelm the treble end.