Since 1988, hundreds of instruments have come out of Fred Kopo’s workshop. There have been many creations, some bestsellers, such as The Yalta, of which nearly fifty copies have been produced so far. As many electric and semi-acoustic guitars and basses have been made, however more and more acoustic models are now produced. In 2016 Fred designed a new version of the Ouessant, the L1, featuring a linen composite body, and during the past 3 years Kopo strongly developed this concept that became the KLAS, for “Kopo Linen Acoustic Solution”; comfort, stability, acoustics and ecology !
Featured guitar: Leonard#1 – This unique guitar was built of a Klas body (eco linen composite https://en.kopo.fr/solutionlocale) , featuring a red cedar soundboard, basswood neck, sorbus fingerboard and bridge (stained with red pigment). It was ivory white lacked and then artistically painted by the artist Nathalie Leonard, who had a total freedom for this; then It has been satin varnished to protect the creation.
I am very very happy to be part of this 2020 edition of the HGGS, as I was already there in 2015 for the first show. This is the best event a guitar maker could imagine, and a guitarist could dream to attend ! Thanks to EGB team !
Photo Copyright: Franck Belloeil