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Lowden S50 Jazz African Blackwood/Sinker Redwood #20743  From Lowden

A breathtaking S50 Jazz with personality to spare!


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What We Think

Like nothing you've ever heard or felt, guaranteed. Imagine the bright, radiant tonality that many guitars,
particularly modern designs (think OM with European Spruce and Maple) exhibit--this is just the opposite.
The S50's tonality lies on the far, far end of that spectrum, responding to the player's touch with
shadow and moonlight in contrast to the sparkle and shine that acoustic folks are likely more familiar with.
And man, what a spell it casts. You can count on that allure of something new and mysterious
to settle into absolute enchantment after playing up and down the neck even once on this guitar.
I happened to be playing it when my manager walked in, presumably to talk about something serious--after
hearing a big, open major 7th in first position, I looked up to find that he was just as engrossed
in the magical response as I was!

Is the S50 a versatile guitar? Absolutely not--in the same way that any specialized instrument's "edge" has just
as much to do with what it can't do as it does with what it, and only it, can do. To put it another way, to say that this S50 has personality is an understatement--this is the kind of the guitar that makes you feel like you're having a conversation with your instrument, a conversation that will surprise and enrich your thinking about music so long as you have this guitar in your hands.

Lowden S50 Jazz African Blackwood / Sinker Redwood #20743 Quick n' Dirty

In this video, Sound Pure acoustic guitar specialist Robinson Earle describes and demonstrates the Lowden S50 Jazz #20743. This guitar features African blackwood back & sides, and a sinker redwood soundboard.

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    • Lowden S50 Jazz African Blackwood/Sinker Redwood #20743

Manufacturer's Description from Lowden

George Lowden initially began to develop his concert classical designs in 1987. He has been making concert classical guitars since then as part of his personal custom guitar making. This design forms the basis for the Lowden Jazz model.

Designed 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. The Lowden Jazz is fitted with an onboard pickup as standard. The soundbox is voiced for a really great acoustic response and at the same time stiff enough to prevent the whole guitar from overreacting when played loud through a sound system.

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About Manufacturer

Handmade flattop acoustic guitars by renowned luthier George Lowden.


Serial Number: 20743

BACK AND SIDES: African Blackwood

SOUNDBOARD: Sinker Redwood

Fretboard: Ebony w/ Maple & ebony bindings
Neck:5 piece Mahogany and Rosewood 
Scale: 25 1/2"
Nut width: 1 7/8”
Width at 14th fret:2 3/8”
Fretboard Radius:20"
Electronics: Fishman Matrix Infinity