If you've been on the hunt for the modern era's best interpretation of a "Banner" Era slope D, the Fairbanks F-45 is the guitar for you. Lightly built, yet demonstrating the feel of a very substantial guitar, the F-45 has that hypnotizing, boomy low end and woody sound that make it a bona fide flatpicking powerhouse. (It sounds pretty darn wonderful as a vocal accompaniment guitar too.) This model features the Fairbanks "Aged Finish;" and while relic work can be a polarizing topic in the acoustic guitarosphere -- we're sold. Looks, vibe, and most importantly ... TONE (while scratches don't affect the sound, the thinness of this finish really does). This wonderful guitar is priced with a TKL case.