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Lowden 70th Birthday Limited Edition S-35 #24644, #49 of 70  From Lowden

One of only 70 produced in honor of George Lowden's 70th Birthday!

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What We Think

George puts a lot of work into all his builds, but his birthday present to the guitar world is something else. The elegant curves remind you of a jumbo in a slope-shouldered 00-sized package, and what you get from that petite shapeliness is very well-balanced tone with sweet midrange, bold bass and smooth treble. The AAAA ebony back and sides surely contribute to that piano-like sound, and the similarly AAAA-graded Alpine spruce softens up the treble content while also providing subtle overtonal complexity and plentiful sustain without sacrificing clarity. The neck is immediately playable, and the finish on the guitar is a Goldilocks fit betweeen satiny and glossy. A very special guitar made by a very special man for a very special birthday.

Manufacturer's Description from Lowden

George Lowden began building guitars over 45 years ago. His use of the finest tonewoods, proprietary build techniques, and relentless pursuit of perfection has seen our guitars become beloved, played and collected the world over.

July 2021 sees George turn 70 and to mark the milestone, we are releasing a collection of special guitars, limited to just 70 pieces worldwide. This exclusive selection consists of models from across the Lowden range, including the 35 and 50 series along with a carefully selected range of Signature and Specialty collection guitars.

Each guitar will feature a bespoke commemorative internal label, numbered and signed personally by George, unique accompanying provenance documentation, and a soundbox bevel*. Additionally, each guitar will feature a custom LXX (Roman numerals for 70) inlay at the 12th fret designed by inlay specialists, Pearl Works.

Lowden Guitars

About Manufacturer

Handmade flattop acoustic guitars by renowned luthier George Lowden.


Model: S-35 Limited Edition

Serial: 24644 (49 of 70)

Tonewood Grade: AAAA

Soundboard: AAAA Alpine Spruce

Bracing: "Dolphin" Profile / Lowden Voicing

Back and Sides: AAAA Ebony

Rosette: Abalone/Rosewood

Binding: Figured Maple

Purfling: Mahogany-Rocklite-Maple

Tuners: Gotoh Gold 510 w/Ebony Button

Bridge: Rosewood

Neck: 5-Piece Mahogany/Rosewood

Fingerboard: Ebony

Fingerboard Binding: Maple

Nut & Saddle Material: Bone

Neck Width at Nut: 1 3/4"

Neck Width at 14th Fret: 2 1/4"

Soundbox Width: 335mm

Soundbox Depth: 100mm

Scale Length: 24 1/64"

Electronics: None

Case: Lowden Hardshell

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