Hopf Gran Concertio – a true masterpiece by Dieter Hopf – with a rich and dark sound!
Hopf has been a name in instrument making since 1669. Since then, the chronology can be documented without gaps until today. The family tradition of over 350 years and the more than 60 years of experience of Dieter Hopf alone give an idea of the knowledge that goes into Hopf guitars.
Dieter Hopf was born in 1936 in Zwota / Vogtland, completed a 2-year apprenticeship as a violin maker in Mittenwald and finally specialised in guitar making. He has been working as a master guitar maker in Taunusstein since the 1960s. He has trained and shaped a whole generation of guitar makers and is considered one of the best guitar makers in Germany.
Hopf worked intensively for the further development of the concert guitar and acquired 2 patents: The free-swinging soundboard system and the so-called “rosette bridge” (additional soundhole openings at the bridge).
This guitar is something special. Built in the Ramirez 1a style, this guitar has special sound characteristics.
First of all the guitar is enormously powerful and impresses with a long lasting sustain. The sound quality can be described as mystical with an almost magical attraction. The guitar fills the entire room with the most beautiful tones and impresses with a breathtaking variety of timbres. An absolutely noble instrument on concert level – very finely built for highest tonal demands.
The guitar was recently brought to Dieter Hopf for appraisal and he was very excited to see this guitar in such good condition. He praised the instrument very much and made a certificate for it (see picture).
The top is made of cedar, back and sides of jacaranda. The scale length is 660 mm and the nut width is 54 mm.
The condition of the guitar is very good. The guitar has only slightest signs of use.
It comes with a beautiful and extremely noble guitar case!