The penultimate Nick Lucas, serial #96001, very probably ordered and owned by Nick Lucas himself, records show it was picked up at the factory on 9/7/41, along with the adjacent serial #, 96002, the very last Nick Lucas, that had just been repaired for Lucas. Production on the model had officially ended in 1938, with just these two being made three years later. The configuration is very interesting and different from all other NLs. It's the early small body size, but with 14 frets to the body, Gibson's standard 24 3/4" scale and X braced. All of the earlier small bodied NLs were 12-fret, shorter scale and A or H braced. In keeping with Lucas' preference, the body is finished in flat black and the back has a layer of felt attached. The body is all mahogany. There are photos showing Nick playing the exact same guitar, which would either be this one or its mate, #49002.