The Grandfather of jazz guitar!
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In July 1922, Nick Lucas was the first person to record a solo jazz instrumental record!
He was also the first person to have a custom guitar made in his name - The Gibson Nick Lucas Special (Gibson still offer a Nick Lucas guitar).
In fact, he holds the record for a lot of firsts. www.nicklucas.com is an excellent website to find out more information about the man himself.