Luthier Dieter Hopf’s family has been building classical guitar instruments in Germany for over 300 years, Dieter himself for over 50 a bit west of Frankfurt in a town named Taunusstein. His instruments are very well regarded.
The luthier Dieter Hopf offers a wide range of guitars including study guitars up to concert guitars. We have selected moslty 4 of his guitars :
- the double-top Progresso which is an entry model in the concert range
- the lattice Portentosa Evolucion which represents the top of the line
- the lattice Grande Furioso which is as well a lattice classical guitar
- and Artist menbrane:designed by German luthier Dieter Hopf and made in collaboration with Spanish maker Manuel Adalid, this is an innovative instrument that features a unique, “membrane” top – there is a large oval shaped section of the soundboard which encircles the bridge and is thinner than the rest of the surrounding top. This area is braced with a lightweight lattice system topped with carbon fiber. Indeed this area of the top acts as a separate, highly flexible membrane, increasing volume noticeably as a result.
All these classical guitars are available on order. We do have once a year a Portentosa Evolucion available but which never stays long in our shop.