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Old 03-24-2022, 02:33 PM
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Default Fairbanks Owners!

I did an AGF search to see how many of us were represented and here is the list so far:
  1. ataylor - F-35
  2. bald melon - F-35
  3. Black Squirrel. - F-45 with distressed finish
  4. citizendave - 2013 F-20NL - Red Spruce / Mahogany (sn: 095)
  5. Dave42 - F-35
  6. Deliberate1 - SJ
  7. devellis - Nick Lucas
  8. drplayer - SJ 13 fret
  9. fredsj200 - F-50 SJ and a Super Smeck
  10. haasome - ?
  11. jjarrell - Nick Lucas
  12. Joseph P - SJ Kalamazoo Gal
  13. justonwo - SJ Adi\hog10/11/218
  14. jwalker99 - F-35 Adi\Mahogany
  15. kmgreensman - F-30 Roy Smeck F-20 Nick Lucas
  16. looburst - Smeck
  17. Maryc-k - F-45
  18. MCDEMO1 - F-35
  19. nid2007 - Kalamazoo Gal Southern Jumbo
  20. oliverkollar - F-35
  21. oxygenman -F-45
  22. rwpierce - 2020 Century of Progress F-20 and a 2022 Super Smeck F-35 both with maple back and sides
  23. sahill - F-35
  24. srick - 2021 F-35 Red Spruce / aged Mahogany “The Fox” #229
  25. thumblead - F20Nick Lucas
  26. tommieboy -?
  27. wezzywest - SJ Kalamazoo Gal
  28. Yrksman - F30 Roy Smeck
  29. zombywoof - 2013 F30 Smeck Stage Deluxe

I'm sure I missed a few, or got the guitar wrong. How many more of you are out there?
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Here's my Fairbanks F-35 "Fox" #229
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I have a Fairbanks paint job on my Iris DF Smeck - Does that count?
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I have a Fairbanks paint job on my Iris DF Smeck - Does that count?
Your DF is definitely one of Dale's creations! The only difference is that a few other luthiers have contributed to it. It would be interesting to start a separate thread and see how many Iris Guitars are on AGF now.
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Just current owners...?
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Just current owners...?
I can list you in the “Owners emeritus” column
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I did an AGF search to see how many of us were represented and here is the list so far:

[... [*]jt1 - Banner SJ...
My Banner SJ is, well, a Banner SJ. It's the original 1943 Gibson that I loaned Dale (as I loaned him an L-1, L-00, and Nick Lucas from the 1930s) to serve as the template for the similar guitars he has built.
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My Banner SJ is, well, a Banner SJ. It's the original 1943 Gibson that I loaned Dale (as I loaned him an L-1, L-00, and Nick Lucas from the 1930s) to serve as the template for the similar guitars he has built.
You mean that Gibson may have time traveled and copied part of Dale's design?

I guess I have to take you off the list!
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Hi srick, here's one more for your list.

2013 F-20NL - Red Spruce / Mahogany (sn: 095)

Got this delightful instrument from another member (to whom I am most grateful)
in late 2020 as the pandemic was tightening its grip. During these last two tumultuous years this guitar has been a gift, and it has taught me a lot. With Santa Cruz parabolics it just sings. I hope those of you on this list are having half as much fun as I am.

Cheers to Mr. Fairbanks!
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I have a 2020 Century of Progress F-20 and a 2022 Super Smeck F-35 both with maple back and sides.
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I have a 2020 Century of Progress F-20 and a 2022 Super Smeck F-35 both with maple back and sides.
Those are both very pretty guitars.
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it has taught me a lot. With Santa Cruz parabolics it just sings. I hope those of you on this list are having half as much fun as I am.

Cheers to Mr. Fairbanks!
Dave - that’s such an interesting comment as mine has been teaching me also. I have never owned such a responsive guitar and the auditory feedback I get from it really registers with me. And it never really complains either!
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Hey Rick!
Been hearing about your Fairbanks, and it's nice to catch a glimpse of this beautiful guitar!! I really like those shades you have in that burst.

Enjoy your weekend!
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Hey Rick!
Been hearing about your Fairbanks, and it's nice to catch a glimpse of this beautiful guitar!! I really like those shades you have in that burst.

Enjoy your weekend!
Fred
Thanks Fred. You should hear it… it’s magical!
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Those are both very pretty guitars.


They are not only pretty but their pretty incredible as well! Here’s the Super Smeck.

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Olson SJ Braz/Cedar
Gr Bear OMc Australian Blackwood/Italian
Fairbanks F-35 Super Smeck Maple/Adi
Fairbanks Century of Progress Maple/Adi
Legeyt CL Honduran Hog/Adi
Atkins "The 43" Sitka/Hog
Buscarino Cabaret Madi/Cedar
Martin D-18 Aged Authentic
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