George Lowden, whose shop is located in Downpatrick, Ireland, introduced his O model guitar in 1977, and it quickly established his reputation as a master luthier. This O50c, which features exotic AAAA-grade woods and other high-end appointments, is a custom version of Lowden’s O model, which has remained essentially unchanged in design.
This 2019 model is immaculate having been played for only a few hours "at home". The guitar is complete will all paperwork and matching Lowden Custom Hardcase.
It provides irrefutable evidence that Lowden deserves the praise he receives. It is stunning in form and function, beautiful to behold, a delight to play, and, most of all, capable of producing all manner of unearthly tones.
Lowden touts the O model as particularly well suited to fingerstyle guitarists, and in the early years of its existence the guitar was a favorite among players of Celtic and Celtic-style music, most notably the French artist Pierre Bensusan. (After playing an O model for years, Bensusan asked George Lowden to build him a smaller instrument. The guitar that emerged became the template for the Lowden Pierre Bensusan Signature Model.)
- Back and Sides Master Grade African Blackwood
- Soundboard Master Grade Sinker Redwood
- Neck Five piece Mahogany / Rosewood
- Fingerboard Ebony w/ maple bindings
- Neck Profile GL Standard
- Tuners Gotoh 510 Gold w/ebony buttons
- Scale Length 650mm
- Bindings Tasmanian Blackwood
- Purflings Mahogany / Maple / Rocklite
- Strings George Lowden 12-53