2006 Gibson Nick Lucas Reissue Mahogany (SOLD - Long Gone)


 This is a very rare guitar. Gibson has had a few runs of the Nick Lucas in the last decade or so, but the vast majority are maple back & sides, 14-fret models. They also did a few of these ( six AFAICT) in Mahogany 12-fret. Manufactured in Bozeman,Montana.

The guitar is short scale, a 1 23/32" nut, 12 fret with Nick Lucas inlays, fleur de lis headstock and a great sunburst top. It also has a bound soundhole, something not often found on Gibsons.Recently set up at 12th Fret in Toronto, including having a new nut cut.

This is a great sounding bluesy guitar, exhibiting everything you would expect from a Gibson deep body OO.

Here are the specs, to the best of my knowledge (could be wrong on a minor point or two):

-Body Style: Deep Body OO 
-Top Species:  Sitka Spruce 
-Back and Sides: Mahogany
-Body Binding:  white-black-white-black-white
-Species: Mahogany 
-Scale: 24.75"
-Profile: Round 
-Species: Rosewood 
-Binding: Single ply 
-Inlays: MOP Nick Lucas Style
-Nut:  Bone
-Nut Width: 1 - 23/32"
-Other Inlays: Vintage MOP Gibson & Fleur de Lis
-Bridge: Rosewood Open Slot Bridge 
-Saddle: Bone
-Pins: ?
-Tuners: Open Back Nickel Gotoh tuners with butter bean buttons
-Pickguard: Highly figured Firestripe
-Case: Original Hardshell 



It developed a hairline crack in the upper bout (see pic below: on the upper side of the guitar, not on the top). it does not appear to go all the way through the wood, but 12th Fret cleated it anyway & touched it up cosmetically. It makes no difference to the tone of the guitar. I angled the picture below to show get some light on it in its worst light - it actually blends in very nicely. Basically, it's closest to what  Frank Ford on frets.com calls a 'key crack", except it is on the upper bout, not the lower:

frets.com "key crack" page