Fairbanks F-35, Figured Mahogany & Adirondack Spruce
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Developed using Paul Geremia's 1939 J-35 as a template, the Fairbanks F-35 is as versatile a guitar you will ever play, equally suited for solo fingerstyle and old-timey music or hard-driving flatpicking. The original examples, built during the 1930s and early 1940s, employed various top bracing configurations: two tone bar, scalloped or unscalloped, and 3 tone bar, scalloped or unscalloped. They've all come through Dale's shop at one point or another, and the very best—the serious bone crushers—have all had three unscalloped tone bars and a relatively thin (~.100") top. These are what Dale has tried to emulate with the Fairbanks F-35. Strong mids are combined with an incredible low register and fat trebles, which are helped along by the tall top bracing. If you're looking for a dry, booming guitar that's light as a feather, sounds older than you, and takes no prisoners, you just can't go wrong.
- Model: 14-fret slope D
- Top: Adirondack spruce
- Back and sides: Figured mahogany
- Neck: Mahogany with chunky V profile
- Fretboard: Brazilian rosewood
- Bridge: Rosewood
- Tuners: Waverly
- Scale length: 24.9"
- Nut width: 1-3/4"
- String spacing: 2-3/8"
- Lower bout: 16"
- Depth: 4-3/4"
- Serial number: 1021251
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Dale Fairbanks certainly understands the minutiae of turn of the century Gibson guitars and uniqley captures that within his own instruments, aka Fairbanks Guitars.