Chicagoan Standard (Dan Koentopp)

For sure, one of the very best “State of the Art” archtop. Dan Koentopp, who lived in Chicago, moved to California, dedicated his life to excellence.

Chicagoan std9

Koentopp’s standard 17″ carved archtop is clean and modern while maintaining a traditional design that was developed over a century ago. Your choice of highly figured American or European tonewoods, modern style f-holes, 3″ depth, 25″ scale length, and 22 frets, solid ebony fittings, and your choice of finishes. Custom additions also available.

Model Specifications

  • 17″ arched-top body
  • Hand carved and graduated, Select top of Engelmann, Sitka, or European Spruce
  • Hand carved and graduated Select American or European Maple Back with matching sides
  • 3″ side depth
  • 25″ scale
  • 1 11/16” – 1 ¾” nut widths
  • Modern Style F-holes
  • Parallel or X-Braced Top
  • Figured maple binding and purfling
  • 3-piece figured maple neck
  • Ebony veneer headstock
  • Ebony Fingerboard with 12″ radius and 22 frets
  • Standard or Classic Curved Fingerboard Extension
  • Unadorned fretboard with side position markers
  • Hand carved Ebony adjustable/compensated Bridge, Tailpiece, and Finger-rest
  • Schaller Tuners
  • Custom Koentopp Guitar hard shell case


  • Cutaway
  • Ebony binding on fingerboard and headstock
  • Fingerboard inlay
  • Kent armstrong pickup with controls
  • Fhole plugs
  • Waverly Tuners
  • Finish color
  • French polish

Prices & Ordering

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


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