Fairbanks F-20 Aged, Mahogany & Adirondack Spruce - Pre-Owned


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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 aged F-20 is about as close as you can get to a '30s L-00 in a newly made guitar. It's lightweight and super fast to respond, giving you crisp, woody mahogany tone that's just perfect for all kinds of playing styles (but especially, of course, bluesy fingerpicking, folky boom-chucking, and slide). Finishing off the look is a tasteful relic—all the better so you're not too precious about taking it out to jams!

  • Model: 00
  • Top: Adirondack spruce
  • Back and sides: Mahogany
  • Neck: Mahogany
  • Fretboard: Rosewood
  • Bridge: Rosewood
  • Tuners: Nickel Waverly
  • Finish: Aged lacquer
  • Bracing: Adirondack
  • Scale length: 24-3/4"
  • Nut width: 1-3/4" 
  • String spacing: 2-5/16"
  • Case: Hardshell


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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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