Gibson Nick Lucas Special 1932


Product Code: GF5233

$ 39,995.00
$ 39,995.00

With a deeper body, the Nick Lucas model is a guitar with a full bass range, not often found in a small bodied guitar. It was first introduced in 1927 and was the first artist-endorsed model offered by Gibson. The model evolved over the years, but by the time this one was made in 1932, it had settled into a 13-fret short-scale design, with a deep 4-5/8" body. Later models had maple or mahogany back and sides, but this one has Brazilian rosewood and an Adirondack spruce top.

This guitar is no closet queen, sporting many signs of playwear and evidence of much work done in the past. The frets show some wear, and the fingerboard has notable grooves from fretting. At one point, the back was removed for a partial rebrace. There's a repaired chip on the heel cap, overspray on the waist (bass side), and signs of touch-up all over. The bridge was replaced and converted, and the tuners are non-original.


  • Top: Adirondack Spruce
  • Back and sides: Brazilian Rosewood 
  • Finish: Lacquer
  • Neck/Fingerboard: Mahogany/Brazilian Rosewood
  • Fingerboard Radius: 16"
  • Brace pattern: X
  • Tuners: 5 Waverly, 1 Martin Non-Original
  • Bridge: Rosewood (Replaced and converted)
  • Electronics: N/A
  • Scale length: 24.75"
  • Nut width: 1 3/4"
  • String spacing at saddle: 2 9/64"
  • Serial number: 89111
  • Case: Original hard case

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