In an effort to better understand the dynamics of the sound of a true Concert Classical Guitar, and what makes one that, I had to dig deep, and actually learn all the subtleties of their construction. With the help of MANY skilled Luthiers (John Bogdanovich, David Wren, David Easser, Serge De Jonge, Tony Karol, Gord Barry) I was able to understand what it took as a builder, and have both sides of the equation. I know what a guitar should feel like, sound like, respond like. And I hope I can help you get "your" sound.
I build one guitar at a time, and no two look the same.
As a Custom Guitar builder, I will work closely with you to understand what it is you're looking for in an instrument, and together we will design a guitar that will become something that will be handed down for years to come.
Your guitar will be guaranteed for as long as you own it, but things such as neglect and improper storage will automatically void this warranty.
See Ed Kopala or Grant MacNeill
AAA Grade Englemann Spruce Top, Ziricote B&S, bridge, & headstock. Ebony fingerboard, bindings and tuners, Mahogony neck
Standard 650mm scale length, neck width is 52mm at nut 62mm at the 12th fret.
Hand rubbed French Polish finish. Then hand buffed to a high gloss.
This is the first guitar I have built with my logo inlayed, and my new headstock shape.
The design of this guitar is mostly Hauser, and utilizes a single top 7 fan brace pattern. The back is braced with mahogany. The sides are solid wood with Alaskan Yellow cedar lamination's Which are then French Polished to create a moisture barrier as well as aesthetic beauty. The back braces and heel block are also French Polished.
Ebony heelcap, back of headstock with inlayed logo, and wedge with contrasting mitered purflings. Beautifully figured Ziricote back and sides with sapwood accents.
Christmas discount Price $3,250 CDN ($500 off the standard price for this guitar)
The Concert Classical with all of the standard features
Things that are extra to the cost of the Standard Guitar
On standard guitars a $500 non-refundable deposit is required.
The balance is then due upon completion of the guitar.
All non-standard guitars require a $1000 non refundable deposit.
Guitars not ordered directly through me, will be sold at The Twelfth Fret in Toronto. Ask for Ed Kopala.
Current wait time for an instrument is between 8 months to one year.
" It's a fantastic instrument--wonderful tone, dynamics, sustain, string separation, elegant craftsmanship, beautiful details. It's extraordinary! "