- May 25, 2022
Looks like a luthier built custom with distinct design features.Very attractive guitar!
That's nice looking.Dang straight, and worth every cent! View attachment 635963 View attachment 635964 View attachment 635965 View attachment 635966 View attachment 635967 View attachment 635968 View attachment 635969
If you are talking about mine it pretty unique. it’s a Lowden F-35 70th Birthday model. #5 of 70 made last year in honor of George Lowden’s 70th. The top is western red cedar and the back and sides are ancient Bog Oak that was submerged in a Bog in France and was carbon dated to 5,300 years old. The arm bevel is flamed maple and the tuner buttons and fretboard are ebony. The inlay at the 12th fret and rosette were custom done for this model in Irish abalone. My dealer had to get a North Carolina fish and wildlife license to be able to import it. All the braces are hand carved and George signed the labels in the body on each one.Looks like a luthier built custom with distinct design features.Very attractive guitar!
Sure. I've had two all-laminate Ibanez "kit" acoustics - the cheap ones that come with a book and a stand and a string winder for $129. Still have one. Both sound significantly better than my old '90s Takamine with a solid Spruce top. Wouldn't say they sound good like an all-solid Martin or Taylor, but they sound good enough for someone like me who only picks up an acoustic once in a while for fun.
Just bought an Ovation Celebrity Deluxe recently - it sounds pretty good too for the $375 I paid for it.
Thank you. It’s definitely a very special guitar. I took my wife to Casino guitars to meet my buddy the owner on Good Friday last year after buying a Custom Shop Strat from them that Wednesday. I took a Bedell Custom Shop I had at the time to show him. We started talking about Lowden guitars and he pulled this one out of the humidifier case on the wall. It was incredible. On the hour drive back home from the shop we were both talking the whole time about how awesome the guitar sounded. Called my buddy when we got home, worked a deal with the Bedell as trade plus cash and we drove down the next day to get it. Haven’t looked at or played another acoustic since.Special guitar for sure!
My 83 Custom Balladeer is a fantastic guitar.I don’t get it, all the disdain these guitars garner.
Depends on the player.
I can make a $4k guitar sound like crap.