Kopo is the brand name of French luthier Frédéric Pons. Pons apprenticed with violin maker Christian Boyer from 1981 to 1982, and then studied for a diploma in guitar making at the London College of Furniture from 1982 to 1985. He established the Kopo workshop in 1988 in Rue Descarte, Rennes. Since that time, hundreds of instruments have come out of this workshop. Kopo always seeks to effectively combine design, sound, and comfort through his use of woods, metals, and composites to create guitars that are both great sounding and ergonomic.