Kopo Guitars / Sassandra / 2019 / Satin / Guitar For Sale
This is the only one in the UK to my knowledge.
New price is 4850€ / £4400.
Only ONE YEAR OLD and in MINT CONDITION. Amazing design!
Collection in person preferred from near Bridgwater, Somerset, UK. Will travel reasonable distance (50 miles?) to hand over. Courier on request - estimated £30 / 35€.
This guitar was made to my specification by Fred Kopo and I took delivery in April last year. I have played it at home about 20 times and on one gig since then.
• 650mm scale
• 48mm nut (narrower than normal classical)
• D shape neck profile
• 22 frets - join at 14 fret
Kopo Guitars are renowned for their quality and design. Fred Pons a.k.a. Fred Kopo is the leading light of French guitar design. Fred's Moto is "add lightness" and you can definitely sense this in the guitar. It is very light indeed - well balanced - and very responsive. It is very 'bright' and crisp sounding, yet produces deep bass responses. This is a professional's guitar.
It is made of SOLID WOOD throughout (no laminates): all locally sourced French woods to help protect the environment.
- Solid Jura mountain Spruce top - VERY lively and responsive. Every note's dynamics and the slightest movement in your playing is responded to
- Solid Walnut sides and back - produces a warm clear sound
- Satin Finish
- Cormier fingerboard and bridge - a hardwood of France - Raspberry Tree? - which has mother of pearl side markings at 3,5,7,9,12,15,17 frets (see pic)
- Neck - Linden Tree wood (Tilleuil) is a very comfortable flat D shape
- Radiused fretboard
- Maple bindings
- 14 inch body width at lower bout
- 3 ¾ inch depth
- Walnut 'armrest' built in on walnut top side to make playing more comfortable
- Schertler tuners and a double hole bridge make for accurate tuning.
The fretboard intonation is perfect. No fret wear.
An Ischell J48C Inside pick up is installed with a very discreet volume wheel tucked inside the sound hole for easy access (see picture): 9v battery or 48v phantom power. (You need a stereo /TRS cable for 48v)
After a year of playing in my smoke free house the guitar has matured and is settling in nicely. The sound has softened somewhat over the last year. So... why am I selling it?
My musical plans have changed and I have now formed a 1930s swing quartet (just pre lockdown!) and need to buy a good quality archtop guitar.
Please contact me if you have any questions.