Kopp Trail Boss
The Kopp Trail Boss is one of my flagship guitars. It has been years in the making. A really fantastic instrument for not only singer/songwriters, but also soloists that need the reach the upper frets, while being able to stand out dynamically.
The 17” body is a full and comfortable (but not overwhelming) jumbo. I tried hard in the design to not sacrifice the esthetic of a full sized Jumbo, while blending the cutaway seamlessly together with the rest of the guitar.
The Trail Boss has a big and bold tone. It has an overall punchy bottom, warm and balanced trebles and enveloping mids that are all reveled the first time you strum one.
The Trail Boss is extremely warm and focused through the complete tonal spectrum. It is a superior guitar for recording, or live work due to the voicing and construction techniques used, making it as responsive as it can be. Whether you are using a flat pick or fingers, the Trail Boss delivers!
In the right hands the Trail Boss can fill up a room, while also projecting it’s signature tone and dynamics. It shines when the player comes down in volume as well, all while still retaining the Boss’s unique voice. The shear headroom this guitar produces allows it to step out front when you need it to, or to fill out your song or accompaniment. It is a really versatile instrument.
17” Wide Jumbo With Cutaway
25.5” Scale Length
12 Fret Neck Joint
Mahogany Back And Sides
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!