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    Anyone ever hear of him? They're certainly beautiful.

    Koentopp Guitars - Hand Made Guitars by Luthier Dan Koentopp

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    Yes, his work becomes more and more visible now that he's moved to the west coast. A rising star ....
    : My Koentopp “Chicagoan”, by Bobby Broom

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    There's some videos of Julian Lage hanging out, playing a few of his guitars...they sound as good as they look, imho.

    I think Dan's guitars might be the current pinnacle of form and function when it comes to acoustic archtops...a guitar like his doesn't really fit into my lifestyle, but if a bunch of money fell out of the sky, I'd make room

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    I have been following Dan on social media for several years, and he is certainly building some really special guitars. Beyond anything I could ever want or need, but like Mr. B, I wouldn't kick one out of my home if it showed up. It's great to see people like Dan and Bryant elevating the traditional archtop form. They keep pushing and it's evident the work is paying off.

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    Oh yeah - Dan's a cool Chicago cat [now LA] making beautiful guitars! Thanks for the post!

    Meanwhile, back in Chicago:

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    Andy Brown sometimes plays his Koentopp, usually with Don Stiernberg, but sometimes in other situations. There are a number of YouTube videos with him playing it. If you search for Don Stiernberg Trio you should easily find them, also on Andy's channel. It's a different sound than Andy's Tal, unsurprisingly - much more acoustic sounding.