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❌SOLD❌ Gibson Nick Lucas Special Black, 1928 Used Store Stock


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Here we have a real rarity – a Gibson Nick Lucas Special with 12-fret neck built during 1928; this model was built in a variety of forms from 1927 to 1938.

During its first two years of production, the Gibson Nick Lucas Special was built with a 12-fret neck, Spruce top and Mahogany for the sides, back and neck. In 1930, it gained a 13-fret neck, and in 1934 a 14-fret neck. Along the way, the inlays were simplified, and at various times Mahogany, Maple and Rosewood – meaning Brazilian – were used for the sides and back. The fingerboard and bridge were Brazilian Rosewood throughout the model’s life.

This example is not in original condition, and has a replacement neck, fingerboard and bridge, replacement tuners, and a gloss black re-finish. This work was done extremely well by Tony Klassen at Ark New Era Guitars in Chesterton, Indiana. The original label is intact and in quite good condition.

The Gibson Nick Lucas Special has an unusually deep body – it’s as deep as a modern dreadnought model – and this helps give it quite a bit of volume, projection, and well defined bass and midrange. The construction is light, and the result is a very responsive, expressive sound.

This Gibson Nick Lucas Special is sold with its original hard shell case with purple lining; the case is in good shape with working latches.

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  • Model: Nick Lucas Special
  • Year: 1928
  • Finish Gloss Black Refinish
  • Class: Vintage
  • Serial Number: 87069, built during 1928 in Kalamazoo Michigan
  • Country of Origin: USA
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Date Posted: 25/02/2022

  • This instrument has been sold
  • Not Consignment

  • Including original Hard case
  • Instrument Weight: 3.388lbs 1.54kg
  • Scale Length: 24.75in 628.6mm
  • Nut Width: 1.777in 45.13mm
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