Hopf Klaus Roder Django Reinhardt Gypsy Acoustic (Used)

$ 1999.00

RARE Klaus Roder Django Reinhardt Gypsy Acoustic Handmade Guitar

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We could not find another guitar exactly like this one.  It is EXTREMELY well made. Estimated from year 1970-74

Original Hang tag found in case pocket indicates:  D’Jango Reihn   07201

This would be a Must-Have for any avid acoustic guitar collector or museum piece.

Here is a description to the best of our ability. (use your own judgement.)

Current Action at 12th fret:  Bass:  10/32  Treble: 9/32 

Currently strung with Martin 10 gauge strings.

  • Unique bracing pattern on the back. 
  • Classical fan shaped top bracing.
  • All screws are matching slot head.
  • Neck is bolt on with a single slot head screw/bolt.  We have NOT removed it.
  • Tuners are ornate 3X3 Slot head with gold appointments and engraving.
  • Nut appears to be hand carved bone and scalloped.  (VERY nice)
  • Frets have no real wear to speak of.  No divots or flats.  It plays successfully on all strings up and down the neck.
  • Pickup looks to be original as the wood mounting bracket matches the guard and bridge. Pickup measures 9.7k.  Taps hot with a screwdriver but no output through an amp.  ( I didn’t investigate further.  Possibly be height of strings from the pickup.)
  • Top has a repaired crack down the center seam.
  • Back and sides appear to be solid Indian Rosewood.
  • Top appears to be solid Cedar.
  • Mahogany neck with rosewood headstock veneer top and bottom.
  • 26″ Scale length
  • 47 mm nut width
  • Fretboard: Ebony
  • Bindings: Rosewood
  • Strings: Argentine 0.11 gauge
  • Bridge: fixed base with floating saddle.
  • Comes in hard shell case.  Broken latch and lock. Overall exterior is in rough shape but the case is structurally sound.

Here is some info we found:

From what we can find as far as research, all Klaus Roeder guitars are hand built or were hand built to customers specifications, and all made with hand tools, no drills, buzz saws or computer aided anything

Klaus Röder, born in 1937, completed a music lstudies in violin and guitar before becoming a guitar maker. From 1967 he worked in the master workshops of Dieter Hense, Reinhold Seiffert, Kurt Hoyer, Ernest Köröskenyi and Dieter Hopf. In 1975 he succesfully finished his studies and became a master guitar builder. At his place of residence he also works as a teacher and successfully trains junior staff. Each of his instruments is lovingly handmade by himself. Klaus Röder uses only solid woods of the best quality.