The Lowden guitar is the result of unique design, workmanship and assembly techniques along with our choice of woods.
Considered by many to be the absolute pinnacle of acoustic guitar production, Lowden just keep knocking out models that simply take our breath away. Lowden are known for their subtle use of majestic tone woods and timeless design and our selection boasts some of the finest models available.
Handcrafted in County Down, Northern Ireland, we have one of the largest selections in the UK and every guitar is a masterpiece.
“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”
“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!”
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.
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.