While Scott Walker is renown for his beautiful and innovative electric guitars, he has deep roots in the acoustic instrument world as a former shop foreman at the Santa Cruz Guitar Company. When the spirit moves him, he does a batch of acoustics. I was fortunate enough to get him to build this lefty NL-13. An homage to the deep body 13-fret Gibson Nick Lucas guitars, this guitar features a Carpathian spruce top, figured mahogany back and sides, a “tight” dark vintage style sunburst, nitro lacquer, ebony fretboard, 1.75 nut, striking Italian “dalmatian” binding, as well as a beautifully detailed white and gold mother of pearl inlay at the end of the fretboard, as well as Scott’s signature “Doppler” fret markers. The guitar is lightweight, very alive and resonant, lots of sparkle in the highs and plenty of bass from the deep body. Small in your lap but big in tone. Bravo.
Condition: New; Top: Carpathian spruce; Back and sides: Figured mahogany; Neck: Mahogany, ebony fretboard, 13-fret to neck joint ; Nut: 1 3/4; Width: 14.5; Depth: 4.8; Scale: 25.375; Binding: Italian “dalmatian” cellulose; Purfling: ivoroid; Rosette: Italian “dalmation” cellulose; Orientation: Lefthanded (of course); List: $5500