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Hand Made Guitars by Luthier Dan Koentopp

2020 Blue Line #071



  • #071 Blue Line Archtop
  • x-brace
  • Master grade, Romanian Spruce top
  • Master grade, Romanian Flame Maple back and sides
  • Body depth 3-3.125″
  • Flame maple neck with bone nut width of 1.75″
  • Macassar Ebony Fingerboard with scale length 25.25″
  • Fingerboard radius 12″
  • Neck shape, natural ellipse
  • Standard Fhole – Bound in maple
  • 2 way truss rod with carbon fiber reinforcements
  • Macassar Ebony headstock face veneer
  • Macassar Ebony veneer on rear of headstock
  • Macassar Ebony heal cap
  • Flame maple body binding with violin style purfling
  • Maple neck/headstock binding inner purfling line
  • Straight Fingerboard extension
  • Medium jumbo frets – No Fretboard Inlay
  • Edge position elliptical ebony inlay markers
  • Waverly tuners in nickel with Ebony Buttons
  • Kent Armstrong floating pickup (6.8k) with hidden mount
  • Barbera saddle pickup installed in top of bridge saddle
  • Stealth tone control and volume located at upper bout side port
  • Stereo output jack located next to tail block
  • Hand cut and compensated Macassar Ebony bridge, adjustable
  • Carved Macassar Tailpiece
  • Hand turned Aluminum Endpin with hardwood strap button (grounded to jack)
  • Oil varnish finish with a sun-gold color
  • Custom fit Hoffee carbon fiber case


Click here for a video demonstration of this guitar, performed by Will Brahm 


Blue Line #71


#071 Front in perspective


I love the grain on this top


Beautiful Romanian Maple flows into a Red Maple neck


Back detail with purflings


Profile of the back arch

Another back shot with a view of the upper sound port


A comfy transition into a rubbed down neck


Flame maple bindings elegantly frame the guitar and it’s features


The neck extension transition is one of my favorite transitions on the guitar that can give a wonderful sense of flow and balance.


Fholes bound in two pieces of figured maple


Perspective shot of upper fhole and interior signature


Head in Macassar Ebony bound in maple


Neck to head transition from the players perspective


Rear Headstock transition


Macassar Ebony Bridge with inlaid Barbera Saddle pickup. (Wire is fed through bridge base and top)


Heel detail


A nice shot revealing a lot of details including the stepped tailpiece, the custom endpin, and the beautiful maple sides.


“The System”


The “SR-71” Shot








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