Koentopp Blue Line (2016)


Extremely rare pre-owned archtop from luthier Danny Koentopp! Mr. Koentopp humbly describes the Blue Line this way: "This 16" hand-carved archtop is the working musician's dream. Built with the same exacting standards of our finest archtops and tailor-fit to your every need, the Blue Line delivers a refined and versatile sound. This clear and precise acoustic archtop is the perfect choice for working professionals." We'd simply say this: this is the best modern archtop we've had in the store that's not a Collings AT16. Assuming it's obvious that the woodworking and craftsmanship are top-notch, let's talk tone. This guitar rings with impeccable volume and balance across every fret. Acoustically, it's got the power and cut you'd expect from a great L5, but plugged in is where it really shines. Whether played through a tube combo or Polytone-style gigging amp, the guitar's voice jumps out of the speaker. It's incredibly clear and woody, with almost no hint of "pickup" in the sound. For a jazz guitarist looking for pure, acoustic archtop voice and performance volume, this is as good as it gets. A wonderful guitar ~ period. Priced with deluxe Hoffee flight case.

On consignment. Please contact us for shipping options--overnight shipping only at online checkout.

Interested? We may have another on the way.
  • Premium carved flamed maple back & sides
  • Carved European Spruce top 
  • Flamed Maple bindings
  • Ebony bridge, tailpiece, fingerboard & peghead veneer
  • Handmade ebony pickguard
  • Kent Armstrong pickup
  • 1 3/4" nut width
  • 25" SL

Free Freight: The Music Emporium is happy to provide free ground shipping on all merchandise priced over $100 and purchased online at themusicemporium.com. This offer applies to all merchandise shipped within the 48 continental US States.* If you wish to expedite your shipment or your order doesn't qualify, we provide competitive rates. Once you enter your shipping info, you'll be given a selection of services from UPS, FedEx and USPS.

Exclusions: Certain products are excluded from our free shipping offer due to manufacturer restrictions. Also, oversized items or large amplifiers weighing more than 75 lbs may incur extra shipping charges.

Approval Period, Taxes, Duties: Most instruments ship with a 48-hour approval** period during which time you can comfortably evaluate your purchase and determine if it's right for you. The prices listed on our website do not include shipping charges or any applicable taxes, duties, or custom fees. Instruments shipped within MA are subject to a 6.25% sales tax. All out-of-state shipments are tax-free though we do recommend you look into your individual state's tax codes to determine any tax liabilities.

The Music Emporium has been shipping guitars around the world for 40+ years. Your instrument will be expertly packed and shipped via FedEx, UPS, or US Priority Mail, depending on the destination and level of service. If you have a preferred method not listed here, please let us know and we'll do our best to accommodate.

**There are instances where the approval period does not apply. If you've played the instrument in our store and we then ship it to you, there is no approval period. If the item is a Sale Item (special discounted price, an item listed on our Specials Page), there is no approval period. There are no returns accepted on electronics (amps, pickups, pedals, etc.) unless the product is received in damaged or defective condition.

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