Windmill Guitars are delighted to bring '0002' to market for the first time. This one of a kind, bespoke handmade instrument was crafted in 1992 by Simon Mullan (Lowden Guitars) in Co. Down Northern Ireland.
Simon worked for Lowden Guitars, then situated at 8 Glenford Way, Newtownards in Northern Ireland - specifically on the limited production run of licensed Goodfellow bass guitars which the factory was manufacturing at the time.
In his off time, he built just two electric guitars - his own ‘0001’ custom electric and this model '0002' for it's current (and only) owner. The techniques, wood selection and finish are a blend of Lowden, Goodfellow and Simon’s own incredible skill and impeccable taste. This guitar is regarded as the last of his great creations as to our knowledge he did not build any guitars after this period.
The guitar has never been gigged, and has remained as a home-player only in it's near 30 year life. Meticulously maintained by Ernie McMillen (formally of Lowden and Avalon Guitars), '0002' has been played infrequently and revered as a work of art by all who gaze upon it.
- Body - Five layer rare tonewood construction of Burred Elm, Mahogany, Rosewood, Walnut and Padauk. This has been oil finished.
- Neck - Set deep into the body the neck is constructed of maple with two strips of walnut running the full length of the neck, paired with diagonal chevrons of rosewood.
- Headstock - Faced with quilted / birds-eye elm
- Fretboard - Ebony with Walnut inlays and side markers
- Bridge - Gotoh Japan double locking vibrato licensed by Floyd-Rose
- Tuners - Gotoh Japan
- Hardware - Custom manufactured knurled aluminium
- Pickups - DiMarzio FRED (Bridge) / DiMarzio PAF PRO (Neck)
- Controls - 3-way selector / volume and tone. Both puts are push/pull to allow coil splitting
- Case - Hardshell
This is a unique opportunity to buy a genuinely stunning bespoke handcrafted guitar - built to an incredible standard from truly exotic materials. The guitar will come with provenance on the build along with documentation from George Lowden when he appraised the instrument in 1996.
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