Lowden S7P Acoustic Guitar #1504 - Used  From Lowden

This is an amazingly articulate guitar with a Sitka top and Mahogany back and sides.

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Conditon: Used, Good

Alert!  Luthier guitar!  This one came from our very own luthier and guitar tech extraordinaire, Rob Sharer.  If he didn't have two we wouldn't have let him put it up but, he does and we did. 

This guitar has seen the world.  If you can't tell from the honest playwear, you will know it from the first chord.  We talk a lot about how much a guitar opens up with time and playing.  "Open" is an understatement for this one.  To play this guitar is to feel every microscopic speck of its composition alert, wake, and ALIVE.  It's shocked everyone who plays it over here (even Rob!), regardless of playstyle.  And while that pickup system may look a little dated (gotta love the wood tone/volume knobs on the side--nice!), there isn't an iota of a soundwave out of place once you plug this beast in.  

If you're thinking about a Lowden, just buy this one.  Really.

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

Model: S7P

Serial: 1504

Year: 1989

Tonewood Grade: AAA

Soundboard: Sitka Spruce

Bracing: "Dolphin" Bracing

Back and Sides: Mahogany

Rosette: 5-Stripe Wood

Binding: Maple

Purfling: Rosewood

Tuners: Gotoh

Bridge: Rosewood

Neck: 1-Piece Mahogany

Fingerboard: Rosewood

Fingerboard Binding: None

Nut & Saddle Material: Bone

Neck Width at Nut: 1.73"

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

Electronics: L.R. Baggs Element w/ original Lowden Preamp, wood knobs

Case: Hardshell

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