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Designed by Eero Aarnio, The Copacabana Guitar is made in collaboration with Lottonen Guitars and is handmade by in Finland by Juha Lottonen. It's limited to 100 handmade guitars, and each is signed and numbered.
The Copa's truss rod cover and the control plates are exactly the same fiberglass as used in original Eero Aarnio´s Ballchair and Pastilchair (shown below).
The woods used in Copacabana Guitar are harvested from eco-friendly heat-modified Finnish woods.
Above: The CopaBucker pick up has a the second coil that is 1 – 1,5 kOhm more powerful. This is why the sound does not run away through the backstage and out the door when the pick up is split in half. Designed by Rami Hakala, Pickup Engineer of Mikki House.
Body: Finnish Aspen
Neck: Finnish Alder, Bolted Steel Truss Rod
Fingerboard: Harvested East Indian Rosewood (12" Radius )
Tuners: Chrome Plated
Pickup: Chrome Plated CopaBucker. Custom humbucker with coil-tap capability made by Mikki House.
Controls: One Volume, One Tone
Tailpiece/Bridge: Chrome Plated
Colors: Original Copacabana Red, Yellow, Orange, Green and Black. White is also available.
Finish: High Gloss Polyurethane
Other Features: Mother of Pearl Dots, Bone Nut, Tank Knobs, Endpin Jack
Neck: Width At Nut 42.85 mm
Scale Length: 24 3/4"
Overall Length: 970 mm
Above: Eero Aarnio (left) with Antti J. Kallio, chairman of the Plectra Guitar Association, at the Copacabana guitar launch at Design Hotel KlausK, in Helsinki, May 2006.
You can contact them via telephone (Tel. +358 (0)50 359 2000) or visit the website here.