LOWDEN GUITARS

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George.Front.Lowden-500w.copy.png"The journey began in earnest in 1974 when I began the design and building of the first Lowden guitars in my workshop in Bangor County Down, Northern Ireland," George Lowden says. "From the very beginning I was determined to develop unique designs and not just copy well known makes."

The Lowden guitar is the result of unique design, workmanship, building techniques, and impeccable choice of woods. Today, a team of 17 skilled craftspeople (including two of George's sons Aaron and Daniel) build Lowden guitars by hand in their shop in Northern Ireland.

Design: Curvy, smooth soundbox shapes combined with carefully voiced internal bracing and soundbox profiles, and use of natural wood decorations with our unique hand rubbed satin finish all combine to make the Lowden guitar what it is today.

Workmanship: Introducing unplanned stress into any musical instrument deadens the tonal response. Our assembly techniques involve the use of hand tools to improve the quality of all joints and enable the "Dolphin Profile" voicing of the soundboard bracing. This and much much more ensures that sustain, volume and balance are not hindered in any way. No short cuts are possible, just great workmanship and attention to detail!

Wood: We still hand split our braing stock, re-grade soundboard wood, and scour the world for the best (and oftenimg-lowdenpeghead.jpg most decorative) tonewoods. These woods are the real stars of our guitars.

It is this combination of many details that determines how our guitars sound, feel, and play. Today more than ever, we are constantly evaluating our guitars and striving to further adjust the voicing, the feel and the playability. To make Lowden guitars we need a team of individuals with talent for focus and an eye for detail, plus a passionate commitment to no compromise.

Visit us at LowdenGuitars.com.

 


Lowden Guitars' Blog

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July 02, 2018
The songwriter plays a haunting new original song, “A Year in Weem,” on the Bushmills x Lowden Black Bush Edition guitar at the Old Bushmills Distillery.
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January 24, 2018
Forty years after George Lowden first built an electric guitar, Lowden Guitars introduces the all new GL-10 electric.
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November 20, 2017
The guitarist from the Brothers Landreth demonstrates a beautiful Lowden F-35C with a sinker redwood top, Madagascar rosewood back and sides, and fanned frets.
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October 10, 2017
Lowden Guitars introduces the new FM model, voiced for superb projection and note separation, ideal for flatpicking. Guitarist Ariel Posen demonstrates.
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June 29, 2017
Lowden Guitars and Bushmills Irish whiskey combine forces to celebrate fine craftsmanship and legacy.
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June 09, 2017
Jon Gomm talks about his three guitars with Lowden founder George Lowden.
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June 01, 2017
The Lowden Guitars founder talks about cracked guitars with fingerstyle master Jon Gomm.
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January 04, 2017
George Lowden talks about the creation of the ”Genesis” guitar, built with African blackwood and sinker redwood.
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November 18, 2016
Guitarist Pierre Bensusan plays part of his piece “Nefertari” at the Lowden workshop.
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October 27, 2016
Guitarist Thomas Leeb gives an overview of Lowden Guitars' model lines, discussing woods, appointments, and specs for each Lowden series.
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