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Kevin Kopp RJ Prototype Acoustic Guitar #0840218  From Other

The very first of its kind from master luthier Kevin Kopp!

Other (Miscellanous Used/Vintage/Consign)

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What We Think

It is with great pride and excitement that we announce a first for us as well as the masterful Kevin Kopp--behold, the RJ!  As the first of its kind, Kevin is calling this one the prototype of what we think will become another classic model for him.  You may notice it bears a striking resemblance to a certain smallbody guitar pictured in the hands of Robert Johnson himself.  Kopp's take on that classic instrument couldn't be a more bonafide blues machine.  You'll be playing the blues with absolute authority (and comfort!) with this little monster--punchy, dry, and direct with -just- enough harmonic complexity from that cured Engelmann top to bring some richness to the tonal table.  Hats off, Kevin--you killed this one!

Kevin Kopp RJ Prototype Acoustic Guitar #0840218-Quick 'n' Dirty

In this video, Sound Pure guitar specialist Barrett Brooks tests out a bonafide blues machine, the very first Kevin Kopp RJ (Robert Johnson) Prototype Acoustic guitar.

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Manufacturer's Description from Other

After ten years of working in the Custom Shop, Kevin felt it was time to move on and explore the world of self employment in addition to expanding his repair shop at home and his skills. He became an authorized repairman for all of the “Biggies”, but his business started evolving into repairs & restoration of high end vintage instruments belonging to customers all over the North American continent and Japan. 

Seeing dozens of vintage instruments literally from the inside out, Kevin started melding some of his own ideas and experiences with the tried and true construction techniques that he saw in the guitars, banjos and mandolins he was repairing. Starting his own line of high end guitars was the natural outcome, and the response has been overwhelmingly positive. Players instantly hear the rich tone and response in every one of Kevin’s guitars. Internationally known guitar artist Leo Kottke owns and regularly plays two Kopp guitars.


We’re all on a journey of our own and hopefully our paths cross, if only briefly. Kevin’s journey of exploration and constant pursuit of quality and tone continues every day and who knows — maybe your own pursuit of quality and tone has led you here, to this intersection.

Other (Miscellanous Used/Vintage/Consign)

About Manufacturer

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.  


Serial Number: 0840218

Year: 2018

Top: Engleman Spruce

Back & Sides: Mahogany

Neck: Mahogany

Fretboard: Honduran Rosewood

Bridge: Honduran Rosewood

Nut Material: Bone

Saddle Material: Bone

Tuners: Custom Waverly Aged Tuners

Bridge Pin Material: Bone

Finish: Super Thin (.003-4) Hand Applied Nitrocellulose Lacquer & Alcohol Stained Burst

Nut Width: 1 3/4"

Construction: Hot Hide Glue, Hand Voiced, Single Luthier