Dieter Hopf / 1973

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Tilen Sušnik
Medvode, Slovenia
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About This Listing

Guitar: Dieter Hopf 07110 Exotique

Manufactured: March of 1973 (confirmed by the etiquette in the body, statement from “Dieter Hopf Official”, and comment of the luthier).


top (spruce), back and side (flame maple), fingerboard and bridge (rosewood), nut (bone).

Neck width: at nut (52mm), at the end of the fretboard (63mm)

Scale: 620mm

Condition: It is in mint condition, since it was refurbished by  the best luthier in the Slovenia, Tomaž Šinko. All parts are original (confirmed by “Dieter Hopf Official” and comment of the luthier).

Neck: It has a unique way of setting the angle of the neck (which is specific only to Taylor guitars). The neck is laminated from several parts and it’s bolted into the body. “Action” may be set via changes to the neck inclination, instead of (the more usual) bridge cutting, so the pressure on the bridge stays the same. That means that we will not lose the depth and balance. This also gives it a property that not many guitars possess. With slight adjustments it can be used for classical concertos or flamenco.

Headstock: Totally unique machine head design and originally “closed” headstock (confirmed by “Siccas Guitars”).

Dieter Hopf introduced some new changes to the manufacturing of classical guitars, which gives them versatility and uniqueness without losing the top quality sound:

  •         Neck without the heel, which gives the guitar phenomenal depth and presence, despite the changes of the neck inclination.

  •         Neck is laminated out of around 30 parts.

  •         Combination of the unique neck adjustment system and top construction.


“Dieter Hopf Official”:

Hallo Tilen,

Thanks for your inquiry about the older HOPF Guitar in the very special construction. At that time, the guitar was a new design, with quite a few new features. There was the one piece bolt, adjustable neck without heel, and it was laminated out of multiple parts. It produced a well balanced sound and other acoustic advantages, based on the new neck and top construction. This kind of construction was used for many thousands of these guitars without any trouble.

Sincerely yours, Dieter Hopf

“Siccas Guitars”: Dear Tilen,

Thank you very much for your request. It really seems that the headstock is original.

If you have further questions, don’t hesitate to contact me.


When not played, always kept in my studio with no indirect heat and with proper and monitored humidification. Feel free to contact me regarding the guitar. 

This item is sold As-Described

This item is sold As-Described and cannot be returned unless it arrives in a condition different from how it was described or photographed. Items must be returned in original, as-shipped condition with all original packaging.

Product Specs

Listed3 months ago
ConditionExcellent (Used)
Excellent items are almost entirely free from blemishes and other visual defects and have been played or used with the utmost care.learn more
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  • Germany

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