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Hand Made Guitars by Luthier Dan Koentopp

Custom Blue Line Spring 2012

This is a Blue line Guitar built for Roddy Ellias. I built it around custom specs that would give him both a wonderful acoustic sound but also provide him with a practical guitar he could gig with and plug in. It is made from all European tone-woods and is carved to be an extremely responsive acoustic archtop. To give the Blue Line a little more air movement I increased the depth from the standard 2.5″ to a little over 3″. It will have all ebony fittings and a floating handmade Kent Armstrong humbucker pickup attached to the neck with stealth wiring. The neck on this guitar is a little longer than the normal Blue Line at 25″. Here are a few pictures that show some stages of the build up to the first couple coats of finish.

Custom Blue Line and 16" Amati

Laminating Binding


Blue Line in the white

Bound Fhole

Koentopp Custom Blue Line with sealer coats

European Maple Back

Koentopp Blue Line Guitar with ebony veneered headstock



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