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Lowden 050 Walnut/Cedar Acoustic Guitar  From Lowden

Breathtaking...this is the ultimate finger-style guitar. Period.


Our product photos are the actual, specific serial number for sale!

This specific item was photographed by us here in Durham, North Carolina. We are a very small team dedicated to providing you the most accurate photos possible, through our obsessive focus - individually photographing nearly everything that comes through the door. Questions about what you see? Want more information, photos, or just a friendly conversation with someone that cares and who has actually had their hands on this exact item? Contact us now!
Lowden Guitars

Available for Special Order

See something you like? This item is gone, but not forever. It can be special ordered, and even customized!

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Because of our special relationship with Lowden we can get this as fast, or faster than anyone in the industry. In some cases, we even have preferred build slots we can offer you.

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What We Think

Coming from a finger-style background, I was very eager to get in this Lowden. I'll play finger-style in DADGAD on just about anything (dread, electric, archtop, etc.), but what would happen if I were to encounter an instrument specifically suited for that style?

The result was staggering.

This just about the deepest sounding guitar I've ever had the pleasure of playing. There is nothing lost down there. The lowest lows and the highest highs are co-exist in a realm of sheer tonal joy.

Don't pick it too fast, or you'll hypnotize yourself. Seriously :)

This isn't a guitar, it's a landscape. Visually. Sonically. It's got it all.

Orr photographer, who is not a guitarist, took picture after picture, angle after angle. It was hard to get him to stop.

The walnut is exquisitely figured and the cedar is incredibly tight. The Maple neck compliments every other wood shade perfectly. Wood. Wood. Wood. That's what we acoustic players want to see. Beautiful cuts in perfect combination. Just about my favorite rosette of all time, too.

The bevel is REALLY comfortable and besides that, it plays like a dream.

It is a dream.

But I'm holding it right now...


Manufacturer's Description from Lowden

The 'O'

The ‘O’ is the most widely recognised Lowden shape having been the first of George Lowden’s designs and remains unchanged since the mid 1970’s.

It is the largest size and is sought after for its bass and overtones, and has traditionally been the preferred choice for fingerstyle and open tuning . It has a  deep and resonant tone.

50 Series
Introducing our custom shop...

•AAAA (master grade tonewoods including some of the finest figured woods available and tonal response to match

•Choices of wood and soundbox shapes (see price lists for model options)

•Figured wood and abalone soundhole edge

•Curved extended fingerboard end

Lowden Guitars

About Manufacturer

Handmade flattop acoustic guitars by renowned luthier George Lowden.


Back & Sides: Master Grade Walnut

Soundboard: Master Red Cedar

Neck: 5 Piece Maple

Fingerboard: Ebony

Neck Profile: GL Standard

Scale Length: 650 mm

Binding: Highly Figured Maple

Purflings: Rosewood/Maple/Mahogany

Custom Options: Soundbox Bevel, Lowden Capo

Strings: Elixir Nanoweb phosphor bronze 12-53

Gotoh Gold/Ebony 510



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Thomas Leeb, Acoustic Fingerstyle master, plays "Jump" by Van Halen live at the Lowden Guitars booth at Winter NAMM 2010. Check out our other Lowden video from NAMM for more details on George Lowden's latest guitars.