Fred Kopo joined Luthiers.com

 

 

A big thanks to Fred Kopo Guitars for joining the Luthiers.com Family !

 

You can find it on Luthiers at this address: https://luthiers.com/listing/fred-kopo/

And we strongly recommend that you also discover these latest creations on its website: https://en.kopo.fr

 

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As you could see, Fred Kopo, the founder of Kopo Guitars makes great guitars, basses and many other instruments… and they sound!

 

 

Fred Kopo Guitars Gloster “Mile End” – Archtop Kopo

 

 

 

Fred Kopo joined Luthiers.com

 

Frédéric Pons, better known in the world of Luthiers under the name Fred Kopo, is an exciting and passionate luthier with an impressive background.

 

He founded his Atelier Kopo in 1988 in Rennes.

 

 

Highly recognized by his peers, he is also President, since its foundation, of the APLG, in French: “Association Professionnelle des Luthiers artisans en Guitare et autres cordes pincées“, in English : Professional Association of Luthiers in Guitar and other plucked strings.

 

He is known to have been concerned about the future of his profession for a long time now due to the use of different wood species.

 

 

In search of sustainable and efficient solutions, he has been interested in composites since the 90s. He is carrying out multiple experiments, which we will be pleased to talk about shortly in the Luthiers.com blog, notably with carbon fiber and other materials.

 

From the 2000s, he favours non-tropical woods and eco-composites. His research is more and more oriented towards the making of acoustic instruments, but according to the requests and needs of his customers, he remains of course open to the design of electric instruments.

 

 

Fred Kopo Guitars Catalog:

  • Acoustic Guitars – steel strings
  • Acoustic Guitars – nylon strings and archtop
  • Electro-Acoustic Guitars
  • Electric Guitars
  • Basses Guitar – Acoustic, Semi-acoustic & Electric Basses
  • Double-Bass, Violin and Cello
  • Other Strings Instruments – Mad Banjo, Cuatro, Electric Mandola.

 

 

Fred Kopo joined Luthiers.com – Background

  • 1981 – 1982 Apprenticeship with violin master Christian Boyer – Violin making
  • 1982 – 1985 London College of Furniture – High Diploma in Guitar Making
  • 1986 – 1987 Chantiers de restauration de patrimoine – Professional Development
  • Continued independent consultations with noted regional guitar makers J.M. Fouilleul, J.C.Malherbe, D.Pavy.
  • 1988 Creation of the Kopo workshop, rue Descarte in Rennes
  • 1992 – Movement of the studio rue St Louis
  • 1995- Creation of the Guitar’n ko Store
  • 1998 – Movement of the workshop in St Aubin d’A
  • 2005 – sale of Guitare’n Ko to F. Charon

 

 

 

Some pictures of Fred Kopo’s creations
handpicked by our team

 

Fred Kopo Guitares – Leonard #1

 

Fred Kopo Guitares – Leonard #1

 

Fred Kopo Guitares – Berline #1

 

Fred Kopo Guitares – Berline #1

 

Fred Kopo Guitares – Sassandra S#2

 

Fred Kopo Guitares – Sassandra S#2

 

Fred Kopo joined Luthiers.com
Fred Kopo Guitares – Yalta Pythagore

 

Fred Kopo joined Luthiers.com
Fred Kopo Guitares – Yalta Pythagore

 

Fred Kopo joined Luthiers.com
Fred Kopo Guitares – Memphis bass

 

Fred Kopo joined Luthiers.com
Fred Kopo Guitares – Memphis bass

 

 

 

 

In the coming weeks, as for all the others luthiers for plucked string instruments, luthiers for bowed string instruments, amps & effects makers, wood & supplies dealers, lutherie events, jobs, schools & teachers registered on our website, you will be able to follow our series of mini-interviews dedicated to the fascinating universe of luthiers.

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