NAMM 2018: Lowden
One of the surprises at this year’s show will be sprung by Northern Ireland’s Lowden Guitars, which will be debuting George Lowden’s first electric guitar in 40 years, the GL-10.
George Lowden says: ‘My interest was revived through a request from an artist in 2016. I went away on a retreat to think through the design options. The first prototype exceeded my expectations in terms of visual appeal,balance and, in the guitar’s inherent design features, a natural ability to sustain without trying!’
The single cut body pairs instantly recognisable Lowden characteristics and carefully crafted contours with unique design features finely tuned for a signature tone and sustain, Lowden says. SelectMaster Gradetone woods are paired with an integral five piece neck to body construction, through body strings with solid brass lined string holes, embedded tonal brass plate within the body, Lollar Imperial Gold pickups, and hand rubbed natural oil finish.
The company says the GL-10 embodies classic Lowden character, ‘…drawing from over 40 years of guitar making heritage to invite the player to explore new tonal possibilities that await’.
The guitar will be available in three variations with either a walnut, Tasmanian blackwood or koa figured wood cap with first delivery expected Spring 2018. Prices start from £2,995
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