I took a friend of mine to a vintage guitar show in LA many years ago.
He was looking for an acoustic guitar and I saw a Gibson Nick Lucas RI with a natural finish that looked interesting.
I'd never seen one that wasn't sunburst and I told my friend that if he didn't buy it, I would!
As he made his purchase, we learned that it came from the collection of the recently deceased guitar player Doug Fieger.
Later, after I inspected it further, I realised that this was a recreation of Bob Dylan's Nick Lucas from his early days!
Although this was a 12 fret ( Bob's was 13) it had the natural top, rosewood back and sides, the Martin pickguard, and the Guild bridge! (for specifics of the original- research it)
Such a cool guitar!
Long story-short/ my friend's house was broken into and several guitars were stolen. We were both heartbroken! For months I scoured the internet, looking for anybody trying to sell a similar guitar. He eventually got an insurance settlement and tried to forget about it.
A couple years later, I decided to try a search again and low and behold- I got 2 hits! One of them an online seller in Canada. It had been sold.
The pictures posted left no doubt this was the same guitar. My friend had never taken a photo of the guitar, and the bill of sale was still in the case!
Nothing we could do, I guess.