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Lowden F50 African Blackwood/Sinker Redwood Acoustic - 19854  From Lowden

Sinker Redwood and African Blackwood make this Lowden F50 look as beautiful as it sounds!

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What We Think

There's a staggering amount of depth and musical potential contained within this wood 

It's a whole cave system of overtones 

The dynamic range is enormous 

The slightest touch will set it in motion 

As the redwood warms up it totally envelops you 

There's precision in the swirl, though 

Every frequency lands perfectly in place 

The blackwood is unreal 

It's got a tight, powerful bass response that makes you feel like you've got a cello player hidden in the soundhole 

I put it in DADGAD and just about floated right out the window 

It still haven't quite landed back on earth. . .

 

robinson@soundpure.com 

Lowden F50 African Blackwood/Sinker Redwood Acoustic - Quick n' Dirty

This Lowden F50 look as beautiful as it sounds! 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. This guitar is available for SoundPure's Try-Before-You-Buy Program, so if you want to hear how it sounds in your studio with your gear, shoot us an email to Acoustics@SoundPure.com or call us anytime at 919.682.5552. Thanks for watching!

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Manufacturer's Description from Lowden

The Lowden guitar is the result of unique design, workmanship and assembly techniques along with our choice of woods.

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 or unmitigated 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 many more design and technique factors ensure 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 bracing stock and re-grade soundboard wood. We scour the world for the best (and often most decorative) tonewoods which are the real ‘stars’ of our guitars, and not man made. It is this combination of many details which determines how our guitars sound, feel, and play. Today more than ever, I am constantly evaluating our guitars and striving to further adjust the voicing, the feel and the playability. To make Lowden guitars we need individuals with a talent for focus and an eye for detail plus a passionate commitment to no compromise. We have built a team of real craftsmen who build Lowden guitars by hand using Japanese chisels, planes, knives and spokeshaves. We are currently building a state of the art jig and tool department to ensure our craftsmen can fine tune their skills and understanding of wood, and in so doing create guitars which feel and sound like individual ‘works of art’.

Lowden Guitars

About Manufacturer

Handmade flattop acoustic guitars by renowned luthier George Lowden.

Specifications

What George says:

"When we receive our tone-woods into our workshops we re-grade them several times and only the rarest and exceptional pieces we reserve for our 50 series. Every 50 series guitar benefits visually and in tone from this very special wood. These are simply the very best we can make!"

2015

Serial Number: 19854

Back and Sides: Master Grade African Blackwood

Soundboard: Master Grade Sinker Redwood

Neck: 5 Piece Mahogany/Rosewood

Fingerboard: Ebony with Ebony/Maple Binding

Neck Profile: GL Standard

Binding: Highly Figured Maple

Purflings: Rosewood/Maple/Mahogany

Custom Options: Soundbox Bevel

Strings: Elixir Nanoweb Phosphor Bronze 12-53

Tuners: GOTOH Gold 510 with Ebony Buttons

Neck Width at Nut: 1 3/4” (45mm)

Neck Width at 14th Fret: 2 1/4” (57mm)

Soundbox Width: 15 7/8” (402mm)

Soundbox Depth: 4 3/4” (120mm)

Scale Length: 25 1/2” (650mm)

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