(USED) Kevin Kopp “The Bird” Dreadnought, Sitka, Mahogany, Sunburst – $4,250

 (USED, EX) Back in our shop on consignment, another glorious guitar from our favorite Montana luthier Kevin Kopp!

Kopp does better than just about anyone capturing the spirit of the best vintage American flat tops.  This model, dubbed “The Bird” is a short-scale (just 24 5/8″) square-shouldered beauty that has a very sweet and warm yet articulate sound.  The instrument just begs to assist you in songwriting, as it is a joy to play and to hear.  The short scale gives it a lower string tension, which many all players find extremely comfortable.

Madagascar rosewood fingerboard and bridge, ivoroid-bound body and fingerboard.  Split-parallelogram fingerboard inlay. Waverly tuners. Gorgeous hand-rubbed light cherry Gram Parsons-ish sunburst.

There is essentially no play wear on this instrument, though there are a few faint lacquer impressions on the back along the waist line, and one incident of lacquer checking (approx 1″ long) also on the back – common to extremely thin finish nitrocellulose guitars (see photographs.)  Passive K&K pickup (mini) installed.

What a GREAT sounding “Bird” and the only one available anywhere… we LOVE this guitar!


Serial #0635516 (2016)
AMW Price: $4,250