Amati Archtop Guitar

Hand Made Guitars by Luthier Dan Koentopp

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About the Amati Archtop

The Amati reflects Koentopp's passion for traditional golden-era classical string instrument construction. Carved from the finest European tonewoods, the "Amati" is available with a large assortment of custom details including hand cut f-holes, carved "cello" bridge, and solid, hand-carved ebony fittings. Designed especially for the refined ears of true connoisseurs.

Model Specifications

  • 17" arched-top body
  • Hand carved and graduated, Master Grade top of European Spruce
  • Hand carved and graduated Master Grade European Maple Back with matching sides
  • 3” side depth
  • 25" scale
  • 1 11/16” - 1 ¾” nut widths
  • Knife cut F-Holes
  • Parallel or X-braced Top
  • Body bound in figured maple with flamed maple purfling
  • Fingerboard bound in ebony with flamed maple accent border
  • 3-piece figured maple neck
  • Ebony Veneer headstock
  • Ebony Fingerboard with 12" radius & 22 frets
  • Standard or Classic Curved Fingerboard Extension
  • Unadorned fretboard with side position markers
  • Hand carved cello style bridge with ebony tailpiece
  • Waverly Tuners
  • Custom Koentopp Guitar hard shell case


  • Cutaway
  • Finger-rest
  • Extra adjustable/compensated ebony bridge
  • Fingerboard inlay
  • Kent armstrong pickup with controls
  • Finish color
  • French polish
Currently Available
Prices & Ordering

To discuss pricing, custom options and begin the ordering process, call Dan Koentopp at:

(773) 859-0157 or


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