Dieter Hopf - Virtuoso

Dieter Hopf - classical guitar
Country : Germany - Taunusstein
 Year : 1991 - n° 3095/45
Scale length : 660 mm
Top : Canadian red cedar
Back & side : Macassar ebony
Neck : Mahogany covered with Macassar rosewood
Fingerboard : Ebony - 53 mm
Body length : 489 mm
Body width : 375/240/390 mm
Body depth :

96/98 mm

Weight : 1 980 g
Action : 2,9/3,8 mm
Condition : Excellent
Price : Sold





This guitar built by Dieter Hopf, Virtuoso model, has the particularity of being the twin sister of the one built for Alexandre Lagoya the same year (it was built at the same time, with the same woods and the same bracing (type 45) and other specificities). An identical guitar was later built for Baden Powell.

Dieter Hopf started building the Virtuoso model in 1971. The Macassar ebony sides are tripled. The mahogany neck is covered with a thin layer of unvarnished Macassar ebony, the German luthier gives two reasons: to stiffen the neck and also because this wood absorbs perspiration. The superb inlay of the rosette and the design of the head also define the signature. It is a powerful and homogeneous instrument. The notes are colorful, expressive with a very wide sound palette.

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