Paul Chambers Guitars - Luthier and Maker of Fine Acoustic and Classical Guitars

NLS -13 ( Nick Lucas Special - 13 Fret )

The NLS-13 is a small bodied guitar with exceptional resonance, tonal quality, responsiveness and volume. The design is based on a custom 1928 Gibson L-1 model, known as the Nick Lucas Special, which has a number of specific design characteristics including 13 frets to the body, hence the NLS-13 designation.

Key design features include :

  • 13 Fret neck to the body
  • 645 mm Scale Length ( 25.4" )
  • Bridge positioned in the centre of the lower bout
  • Soundhole larger and in-line with the waist
  • Increased body depth - for volume & bass response
  • Modified X bracing - scalloped & optimally positioned
  • Arched Body - producing a light & stiff, top & back
  • Small & lightweight bridge, 152 x 25 MM ( 1" x 6" )
  • String Spacing ( Nut = 45mm, Saddle = 56mm )