The RJ has come into the Kopp Shop with a bang. This little blues monster doesn’t stop at old time delta blues, it will follow you anywhere. Tones are punchy, articulate, and full sounding. One could call it a small bodied K-200. Maybe a K1. All we know is that this guitar is oozing voodoo. It started out with a body design that has some serious history over the years. Kept the build light and comfortable: thin scalloped braces to add strength and character of tone, and a super thin finish to round it out. Overall, this guitar treads with much more than is expected from its size. The RJ is here to stay!
Gritty tone that lends to a solid treble and a bass that bounces. It has good sustain with a woody harmonic finish. What the bottom end lacks in resonance due to its size, it makes up for with exceptional balance and lasting clarity.
Once you pick this guitar up, it’s hard to put down. Comfortable to play, brimming with character and a style that makes you want to keep picking.
1 3/4′ nut with 2 1/4′ string spacing at saddle
24.75” Scale Length
12 Fret Neck Joint
Spruce Top with Burst, pictured Engelmann- other options available
Mahogany Back and sides
Rosewood fingerboard and bridge
Price includes your choice of regular or thermally cured ( Torrified ) top normally included for this model with the exception of Engleman or euro spruce unless those become available in the future.
It also includes your choice of standard gloss finish, or closet relic finish. I’m not into severely road wearing your instrument, I’d prefer to let you do that your self.
However, I do believe that there are a couple of sonic advantages to the closet relic finish. First it allows me to apply 50% less lacquer, resulting in an incredibly thin overall film thickness.
Secondly, I believe that in “Crazing” the finish, it breaks the surface tension of the film, allowing for a more relaxed, easy and open response for all playing styles. Plus all of the cool kids are doing it!