Fairbanks F-20 Nick Lucas Acoustic Guitar, Flamed Maple & Adirondack Spruce


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The Fairbanks F-20NL is a faithful reproduction of the second model endorsed by the crooning troubadour of guitar music in the early twentieth century, Nick Lucas. Like the F-10NL, the F-20NL uses the same templates and molds as the standard F-20 and adds roughly 1/2" to its total body depth, creating a much larger presence in relation to its body size. Thin, unscalloped top bracing creates a loud, well-balanced tone all the way up the neck. In addition, standard NL appointments include double-bound fingerboard, soundhole, top and back, and MOP Nick Lucas-style fingerboard and headstock inlays.

  • F-20 NL 14 fret
  • Top and bracing: Adirondack Spruce
  • Back/sides/neck: Flamed Maple
  • Madagascar Rosewood Fingerboard and Bridge
  • Scale length: 24-3/4"
  • Width, upper bout: 10.2"
  • Width, lower bout: 14.8"
  • Depth, neck block: 3.8"
  • Depth, tail block: 4.6"
  • Frets to body: 14
  • Nut/saddle/pins: bone
  • Nut width: 1-3/4"
  • Saddle spacing: 2-3/8"
  • Fingerboard radius - 12"
  • Body binding: ivoroid/B/W
  • Fingerboard binding: ivoroid/B/W
  • Fingerboard inlay: MOP Nick Lucas
  • Headstock inlay: MOP fleur de lis, "Fairbanks"
  • MOP logo and Nick Lucas fgbd inlay
  • Finish: nitrocellulose over shellac


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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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