Lowden O32C

Lowden professionnal folk guitar, model O32, Original Series, all solid woods.

Lowden O32C

Scale: 650mm
Width at nut: 45mm
Sounboard: solid Sitka spruce
Back and sides: solid Indian rosewood
Fingerboard: ebony
Neck: 5 parts laminated cedar and rosewood

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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 finsish, the twin saddle bridge were inovative features that have been copied many a time without capturing the magical sound of the original design.

Introduced in 1976, the "O" series ("O" standing for original) is chronologically the first George Lowden's design. Crafted on a jumbo body platform with a Sitka spruce top and Indian rosewood back and sides, the L32 was the alternative to the L25, flagship of the original fleet. Renamed O32C today (the C stands for "cutaway"), this guitar has identical features. It is sweet and clear sounding, deep and resonant, yet shimmering and not at all heavy or muddy eventhough the O32C is a jumbo sized guitar. Great for strumming and picking alike.

Warranted two years by our workshop.