X … sold Lowden F32c Fan Fret

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lowden F32c Fan Fret

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Tony Elder / Steve Jackson
Black Dot Music
Est 1985
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’.

What George says:

“When I first began to design our multiple scale (fan fret) guitars, logically I thought it would increase the depth of bass response – similar to the way a grand piano does due partly to the longer string length. Some folk had mentioned to me that the tuning would be more accurate. I had trouble seeing how that could be and when the time came to test it out ….. the tuning accuracy was similar to a normal single scale guitar but the bass response was indeed deeper. Then of course logically I began to think a Wee Lowden with the smaller soundbox (already voiced for extra bass) would be even better as a fan fret and the bass would be even deeper than our single scale Wee Lowden. It has turned out to be true – not a day and night difference – more subtle but definitely there!”

BACK AND SIDES

Rosewood

SOUNDBOARD

Sitka Spruce

ROSETTE

Rosewood, sycamore, walnut, mahogany

BINDING

Figured Sycamore

PURFLING

Mahogany, Walnut, Sycamore, rosewood

TUNERS

Gotoh SG381 gold with Ebony buttons

BRIDGE
Rosewood

NECK
5 piece: Mahogany/Rosewood

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