Hopkins Monarch Blonde Archtop #2004 - Used  From Other

A beautiful and versatile archtop from Hopkins!

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Beautiful work from Canadian builder Peter Hopkins!  The imposing silhouette of this guitar is a bit deceptive--big in sound, oh yes, but far more nimble and lively in terms of playability and response than one might expect from a guitar of this size.  The stately, airy acoustic response fills the room but reveals complete clarity and a wonderful sensitivity that will showcase every nuance implied on the part of the player.  Amplified, that native acoustic tone is still front and center.  An absolute delight!  Call us up before this fantastic deal on a one-man shop instrument gets snapped up!

 

Condition: Used, Very good

Light imperfections in the finish.

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Hopkins Monarch Blonde Archtop

https://www.hopkinsguitars.com/guitars.html

 

 

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Here at Sound Pure we hand-select used and vintage pieces of gear for our inventory. Our used selection always reflects the high standards of quality and craftsmanship that we expect from all of our manufacturers.   We are a small team of dedicated experts, located in Durham, NC.  We buy, trade, and consign instruments that we truly believe in.  Because of this, we have developed a reputation of quality and trust with our customers, located all over the world.   Our best customers are the ones that truly understand our personal touch and commitment to everything we sell, and range from hobbyists and enthusiasts to some of the biggest names in the business.  Our passion bridges the products we love with the real relationships we develop with our customer - whether they are a lifelong musician, or they are just getting started on their musical journey but care about value, quality, and being treated right.  

We vigorously test everything we take in to ensure authenticity, functionality, and reliability.  We are supported by one of the most well-respected luthiers in the Southeast, guaranteeing products that come in are thoroughly vetted, and that products that go out our in premium, performance- ready shape.   We are so confident in our ability to provide the highest quality music equipment in the industry, we even invented our “Try Before You Buy” program where we can ship out a product before collecting actual payment. 

Sound Pure's inventory is constantly changing, ever-evolving, with some items sold before reaching the website.    Looking for something specific? Have questions about this product's condition or history?  Want more photos, or to simply chat with an expert who's had his hands on this actual piece of gear?  It is truly our pleasure to talk with our customers, please do contact us now.  

Specifications

Serial Number: 2004

Top: Hand-Carved Sitka Spruce

Back and Sides: Big Leaf Maple

Fretboard: Ebony

Cutaway: Venetian

Nut Width: 1 3/4"

Saddle Spacing: 2 3/16"

Scale: 25"

Lower Bout Width: 17"

Body Depth: 3"

X-braced

Frets to Body: 14

Fretboard Inlay: MOP Crown Inlay

Headstock Faceplate: Ebony with Monarch Crown & Scroll Inlay

Tuners: Gold Grover Imperial Tuning Machines

Neck: Flame Maple with Adjustable Truss Rod

Binding: Ivoroid including f Holes

Kent Armstrong Floating Pickups

Ebony finger rest with 2 discrete volume/tone wheels