Lowden S-32J Alpine Spruce/IRW Acoustic/Nylon #23119  From Lowden

Lowden's crossover electrified nylon guitar from the Jazz series.

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Retail:  $6,605.00

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What We Think

An absolute treasure of an instrument!  There are many great nylon crossovers out there but this specific model is one of the best we've seen in a good while.  The precision and delicacy of response alone suggests an instrument going for twice the rate.  It's a welcome relief to hear a bonafide amplified response as well--it can be hard to reach a balanced, complex nylon tone with any instrument/amp combination.  Well done, lads!

Manufacturer's Description from Lowden

I designed the Jazz series with nylon strings and an internal pick up fitted as standard so that it would feel very comfortable for classical and steel string players alike. The neck has enough width to facilitate the nylon strings but at the same time the cambered fingerboard allows for a wide variety of playing styles. Voiced for a really great acoustic response, and at the same time stiff enough for loud volume to be possible without the whole guitar over-reacting when played loud through a sound system. The tone is very natural and full with none of the over bright tones sometimes found on too lightly built classicals. I re-designed these models in 2003 to improve the acoustic voice. The Jazz is also fitted with a Fishmann Matrix Infinity pickup as standard.

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About Manufacturer

Handmade flattop acoustic guitars by renowned luthier George Lowden.


Model: S-32J

Serial: 23119

Tonewood Grade: AAA

Soundboard: Alpine Spruce

Bracing: "Dolphin" Profile / Lowden Voicing

Back and Sides: Indian Rosewood

Rosette: Rosewood/Sycamore/Mahogany

Binding: Mahogany

Purfling: Sycamore/Rosewood/Mahogany

Tuners: Schaller "Hauser Pattern"

Bridge: Rosewood

Neck: 5-piece Mahogany / Rosewood

Fingerboard: Ebony

Fingerboard Binding: Ebony

Nut & Saddle Material: Bone

Neck Width at Nut: 1 7/8"

Neck Width at 14th Fret: 2 3/8"

Soundbox Width: 374 mm

Soundbox Depth: 105 mm

Scale Length: 25 1/2" (650 mm)

Electronics: LR Baggs Session VTC

Case: Lowden Hardshell

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