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2005 Greven NL


Soundboard: Engelmann Spruce
Back/Sides: Madagascar Rosewood
Neck: Honduran Mahogany
Fretboard: Ebony
Bridge: Ebony


Body Style: Nick Lucas
Bracing: Prewar Gibson
Neck Profile: Slender - D
Headstock: Greven
Cutaway: None
Scale Length: 24.9"
Frets to Body: 13
Nut Width: 1 3/4"
Width at Bridge: 2 1/4"
Body Depth: 4"


Inlay: Nick Lucas
Headplate: N/A
Tuners: Grover
Binding: Ivoroid
Backstrip: None
Rosette: Line
Purfling: Line
Pickguard: Tortoise Firestripe
Nut: Bone
Saddle: Bone
Bridge Pins: Ebony
Electronics: None
Truss Rod: Adjustable
Case: Hard



I've had quite a few vintage Gibson replica guitars come through lately...but none have nailed that vintage Gibson tone like this Nick Lucas model from respected luthier John Greven. The unique and rare 13 fret configuration is one of the many details that have made the original Gibson Nick Lucas guitars one of the most desirable of all Gibsons. Thumpy bass, that hollow, raspy effect to the mids, and round trebles make this a fun fingerstyle instrument that's perfect for country blues. Madagascar rosewood is becoming increasingly difficult to obtain, and this back and side set is a beauty...straight quartersawn grain with some inking reminiscent of good Brazilian rosewood. One tiny indentation in the top and a few finish imperfections take this down to excellent condition, but even with some very light playwear it could be mistaken for a brand new guitar. Currently with a John Pearse armrest to free the top, which is easily removable. To order this guitar from John today would take $5200 and the patience to wait at least a year. How about more than 20% off that price for a lightly played guitar that could be on its way to you tomorrow!

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