Chicagoan Oval Hole Guitar

Hand Made Guitars by Luthier Dan Koentopp

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About the Chicagoan Oval Guitar

The Koentopp Oval Hole is one of the most versatile guitars available. A sound of a rich flat top guitar with the clarity and roundness of an archtop. Koentopp's innovative 17" model comes with a large assortment of custom options including an oval sound hole, 1-piece (cello) bridge, and more. Standard 3" depth, 25" scale length, and 22 frets, solid ebony fittings, and your choice of finishes compliment this one of a kind hand-carved custom designed archtop guitar.

Model Specifications

  • 17" arched-top body
  • Hand carved and graduated, Select top of Engelmann, Sitka, or European Spruce
  • Hand carved and graduated Select American or European Maple Back with matching sides
  • 3" side depth
  • 25" scale
  • 1 11/16” - 1 ¾” nut widths
  • Bound Oval hole
  • X-Braced Top
  • Figured maple binding and purfling
  • 3-piece figured maple neck
  • Ebony veneer headstock
  • Ebony Fingerboard with 12" radius and 22 frets
  • Standard or Classic Curved Fingerboard extension
  • Hand carved Ebony adjustable/compensated Bridge & Tailpiece
  • Schaller Tuners
  • Custom Koentopp Guitar hard shell case


  • Cutaway
  • Ebony binding on fingerboard and headstock
  • Fingerboard inlay
  • Kent armstrong pickup with controls
  • Waverly Tuners
  • Finish color
  • French polish
Currently Available
Prices & Ordering

To discuss pricing, custom options and begin the ordering process, call Dan Koentopp at:

(773) 859-0157 or


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