Fairbanks F-20, Brazilian Rosewood & Adirondack Spruce


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When it comes to capturing the tone, look and feel of Golden Era guitars, Dale Fairbanks is no doubt one of the best. His F-20 is about as close as you can get to a '30s L-00 in a newly made guitar. While many vintage-inspired 00s feature mahogany and have a woody, boxy sound, this one has Brazilian rosewood, giving it incredible nuance and depth. Its voice stays focused and punchy, though, with a bit of growl and darkness in the low end. Even made with BRW it's lightweight, and just a joy to play.

  • Model: 14-fret 00
  • Top: Adirondack spruce
  • Back and sides: Brazilian rosewood
  • Neck: Mahogany with chunky V profile
  • Fretboard: Brazilian rosewood
  • Bridge: Rosewood
  • Tuners: Waverly
  • Scale length: 24.9"
  • Nut width: 1-3/4"
  • String spacing: 2-5/16"
  • Lower bout: 14-5/8"
  • Depth: 4-1/2"
  • Serial number: 1021249


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Dale Fairbanks certainly understands the minutiae of turn-of-the-century Gibson guitars and uniquely captures that within his own instruments, aka Fairbanks Guitars.

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