We have met George Lowden about forty years ago and feel privileged to have become his friends and his oldest retailer still in activity. Established in the Belfast area, in Northern Ireland, George has in the mid-seventies revolutionized the folk fingerstyle guitar by launching a steel-strings design whith projection and dynamices usually featured on a top professional classical concert instrument, with incredible sustain and volume as a bonus track! Right at the opposite of compressed American siblings of that era that performed at their best when heavily flatpicked. Lowden has immediately gathered up talented followers and continues ever since. The all natural global woody aspect, the wood bindings instead of plastic, the satin finish, the twin saddle bridge were innovative features that have been copied many a time without capturing the magical sound of the original design.
The S35W is one of Lowden's latest creations. With a table, a back and sides entirely in walnut, this spectacular guitar is lightweight, offers remarkable projection and particularly articulated tones. The neck, made of 5 pieces of walnut and cherry provides a graceful, almost sensual feeling. The bright tone is still very warm, and despite its small size (S for small), this guitar is loud! Fitting perfectly in many various styles, you'll feel at home playing blues, country or fingerpicking with this guitar. This new model completing the "S" range was an instant hit at the last Los Angeles NAMM show and Servette-Music is one of the first dealers to have one in the store.
Warranted two years by our workshop.