Built in the Spring of 2009 at Dan Koentopp's new workshop, this blonde 17" archtop redefines balance. Created from highly figured maple and tight-grained spruce for a light and responsive archtop guitar with sound and playability comparing to instruments at twice the price. This guitar has beautiful acoustic qualities with loud, rich basses, a full-bodied midrange, and a very clear treble range.  The added Kent Armstrong floating pickup (not pictured below) makes this guitar an efficient and unique instrument for any professional musician.

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2009 Dan Koentopp Chicagoan

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2009 Dan Koentopp Chicagoan
2009 Dan Koentopp Chicagoan
2009 Dan Koentopp Chicagoan
2009 Dan Koentopp Chicagoan

(with Kent Armstrong Pickup installed)

17" Chicagoan Standard Archtop Specs

  • Top: Alaskan Sitka Spruce
  • Back & Sides: Western Fiddle Back Maple
  • Neck: 3-piece hard maple
  • Binding:  Multi-line purfling with maple binding including fholes
  • Scale: 25.1"
  • Nut Width: 1 3/4"
  • Body Depth: 3 inch (at sides)
  • Bracing: X-Braced
  • Finish: Lacquer
  • Tuners: Schaller
  • Nut: Bone
  • Saddle & Bridge: Hand carved Ebony

Website: www.koentoppguitars.com