Kopp Guitars Trail Boss 2009 Sunburst (includes K&K pickup and hard case)

Original Price$3,950
New Price$3,499
$451 price drop
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Listed:3 months ago
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Oakland, CA, United States
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This is the "flagship" Kevin Kopp guitar, the Trail Boss. It is a big, but balanced, acoustic. Easy to play, especially since it is a jumbo. Sounds fantastic. To my ears, this guitar sounds like vintage The Who when you lay into it.

This guitar was listed before on Reverb (see original listings below). I am simply looking to get back what I put into it (FYI, new Trail Boss models list for $5950). I have had it for a year or so. I enjoy the guitar, but sonically it is too close to my main acoustic guitar to justify owning them both.

I will be taking the money from this guitar and giving it right back to Kevin Kopp; he is building me an acoustic baritone based on the same body style.

For the luthier's description of this guitar, please visit the Kopp Guitars website.  I cannot post links in this description (but you can go to .... koppguitars.com/guitars/kopp-trail-boss/)

Here are the original listings that led to me purchasing this exact guitar

Kevin (Kopp) makes amazing guitars.  He is a super nice guy.  If you are looking for a "big" (but balanced) acoustic, this is a fantastic instrument.  Again, I am only moving on from it to buy a different Kopp guitar!

(original description below)

A few bumps and bruises, but still the boss! This excellent guitar is Kevin Kopp's modern interpretation of the super jumbo (17" lower bout) shape. This example is Adirondack spruce on top, with Kevin's world-famous hand-rubbed sunburst. Mahogany back and sides. The guitar is light for its size, not a tank like many modern 200-styles.

The nut measures ever-so-slightly over 1 3/4", and the spacing at the bone saddle is 2 1/4". This is a long-scale guitar, but still comfortable to hold thanks to the 12-fret configuration. Cutaway means full access to the upper frets. The neck is a fast shallow "C" shape, somewhat modern in profile. The tuners are Waverly with ivoroid buttons. The neck angle, saddle height and action are all great. K&K Pure Mini pickup installed.

Though the guitar is structurally perfect, there are some cosmetic imperfections (who doesn't like a little character??) There is a good sized pick scratch at the waist below the pick guard. It has been touched up for color, but can still be seen when turned to the light (see last photo in the listing.) There is some light finish hazing on the lower bout where an arm would rest, and some fine scratches on the back of the guitar. There is a good sized ding on the front of the peg head, and a good sized chip on the back (both pictured.) The neck has a few faint scratches, but nothing that can be easily perceived while playing.

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