Jazz Series - East Indian Rosewood

George Lowden initially began to develop his concert classical designs in 1987. He has been making concert classical guitars since then as part of his personal custom guitar making. This design forms the basis for the Lowden Jazz model.
GUITAR SPECIFICATIONS

East Indian Rosewood

MODEL SOUNDBOARDS SHAPES  
S25J Cedar S cutaway View Guitar
S32J Alpine Spruce S cutaway View Guitar

Reclaimed Brazilian Rosewood

MODEL SOUNDBOARDS SHAPES  
S35J - Br/AS Alpine Spruce S cutaway  

BACK AND SIDES
choice of Indian rosewood / cedar top (S25J or S32J IR/ AS or Brazilian rosewood / alpine (S35J BR/AS)

ROSETTE
Rosewood, Sycamore, mahogany

BINDING
Figured Sycamore or mahogany
PURFLING
Sycamore, rosewood, mahogany

TUNERS
Schaller ‘Hauser pattern’

BACK CENTRE SEAM
Rosewood, Mahogany, Sycamore, Walnut (S35 only)

BRIDGE
Rosewood

NECK
5 piece: Mahogany/Rosewood

HEADSTOCK OVERLAY
East Indian Rosewood


Designed so that it would feel very comfortable for classical and steel string players alike. The neck has enough width to facilitate the nylon strings but at the same time the cambered fingerboard allows for a wide variety of playing styles. The Lowden Jazz is fitted with an board pickup as standard. The soundbox is voiced for a really great acoustic response, and at the same time stiff enough to prevent the whole guitar from overreacting when played loud through a sound system.

SPECIFICATIONS
Body – S cutaway
Back Centre Seam – Rosewood, Mahogany,
Sycamore, Walnut (S35J only)
Purfling – Sycamore, Rosewood, Mahogany
Binding – Figured Sycamore or Mahogany
Rosette – Rosewood, Sycamore, Mahogany
Bridge – Rosewood
Neck – 5-piece Mahogany/Rosewood/Walnut
Fingerboard – Ebony bound with ebony
Headstock overlay – East Indian Rosewood
Tuners – Schaller Hauser pattern
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Model Shown: S32J
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What George says:

"I designed the Jazz series with nylon strings and an internal pick up fitted as standard so that it would feel very comfortable for classical and steel string players alike. The neck has enough width to facilitate the nylon strings but at the same time the cambered fingerboard allows for a wide variety of playing styles. Voiced for a really great acoustic response, and at the same time stiff enough for loud volume to be possible without the whole guitar over-reacting when played loud through a sound system. The tone is very natural and full with none of the over bright tones sometimes found on too lightly built classicals. I re-designed these models in 2003 to improve the acoustic voice. The Jazz is also fitted with a Fishmann Matrix Infinity pickup as standard."
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