(NEW) If you know us, then you know that we're WILD about Kopp guitars! We don't only sell them, but we own them, we play them, we gig them... we love them. In our opinion, Kevin Kopp is on the Mt. Rushmore of builders who have perfected Gibson's designs. All that said, some days something a little new and interesting comes along, and today happens to be one of those days!
From the front, this K-35T looks a lot like Kevin's typical jumbo model: it has an Adirondack spruce top, torrefied, with a lovely hand-rubbed sunburst. It has mahogany back and sides, and it has a workmanlike aesthetic that feels just right. Get it into your hands, though, and you might notice that the body depth is different, shallower. At 3 3/8" heel depth and 4 1/8" tail depth, it's about 3/8" shallower overall vs a standard K-35. That may not sound like much, but seasoned players know that everything matters, and believe us when we say that the comfort factor is more assertive on this guitar.
How does this thin body approach affect the sound, you ask? It still has Kopp's legendary low E string, rich and satisfying, but the whole sonic presentation has a certain balance and airiness to it that makes it stand out from other jumbos. It hits our ears more like a rich SJ or mini jumbo model, able to present strumming, flatpicking and fingerpicking equally well. An extremely responsive and versatile instrument, this one.
The rest of the specs: 1 3/4" nut, 2 1/4" saddle spacing, short 24 5/8" scale length. Madagascar rosewood fingerboard and bridge, bone nut, saddle and pins. Thin, full-gloss lacquer finish. Waverly tuners with ebony buttons. Includes TKL hardshell case.
A first for us, but won't be our last! We won't see another new Kopp guitar until well into 2024, don't let this one slip away!
AMW Price: $6,000 (SOLD D.K.)
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