This is an incredibly versatile guitar--a staff favorite, it can play in many different genres. The Nelson FT-27 is based on the old 1930's Epiphone FT-27. According to the builder, Bobby Nelson, all measurements were taken from an original 1939 example he had. Every detail down to the bracing dimensions and pattern were duplicated. The dark shadeburst has an imperfect finish with a bit of a "distressed" look which we like. Solid woods: spruce top and mahogany back, sides and neck, truss rod, rosewood fretboard and bridge. This is in very good condition (remember the finish is "distressed") with moderate fret wear and minor nicks and scratches with one bigger nick/scratch (belt buckle?) on the back (see pictures). There was a previous-to-us repaired and neatly sealed crack below the high String on the top (see picture). 1-3/4" nut, 25-7/16" scale. The wooden bridge pins look like pearwood to us--we are not sure but the tone sure is lovely. Plenty of room at the saddle for future adjustment (app 1/8" above the bridge). Sounds great plugged in, too, with its built in K and K pickup. With hardshell case.

Nelson FT-27 Special c2003