Original Series - Claro or Bastone Walnut 23

The Original Series was the very first Lowden range from 1976, just as the ‘O’ model is George’s original Lowden body design. Although the medium sized ‘F’ and concert sized ‘S’ have been added to the range since then, the Lowden standard of passionate commitment to no compromise was well and truly set.
GUITAR SPECIFICATIONS

American Mahogany

MODEL SOUNDBOARDS SHAPES
22 Cedar O, F, WL View Guitar

Claro or Bastone Walnut

MODEL SOUNDBOARDS SHAPES  
23 Cedar O, F, S View Guitar

East Indian Rosewood

MODEL SOUNDBOARDS SHAPES  
25 Cedar O, F, S, WL View Guitar
32 Sitka Spruce O, F, S View Guitar

BACK AND SIDES
Walnut

SOUNDBOARD
Cedar

ROSETTE
Rosewood, sycamore, walnut, mahogany

BINDING
Figured Sycamore

PURFLING

Mahogany, Walnut, Sycamore, rosewood

TUNERS
Gotoh SG381 gold with Ebony buttons

BRIDGE
Rosewood

NECK

5 piece: Mahogany/Rosewood


 
AVAILABLE OPTIONS
Left hand
Cutaway – All models except 12 string
12 string – Full body models only, all models have Sitka Spruce soundboards
Fan Fret

Custom necks:
Special neck width 43.5mm at nut / 56mm at neck joint (Lowden standard is 45/57mm)
Shallow profile neck – hand carved lower profile
LR Baggs Anthem Pick-up
Highlander IP1/IP2 Pick-up
Front
Back
Model Shown: F23
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The O23 has become a great favorite for its deep resonant and complex tone, rather like a slightly mellower version of the 22. Sweet, warm, clear, quite light and yet complex. As an alternative the O35 w/c with its AAAA tonewoods will be a little clearer and more defined. The F23 is a little more ‘punchy’ and focused in common with all the mid sized Frange. The F35 W/SS is an alternative choice if you would like all the focusedprojection and yet with a tad extra clarity. The S23 is the first small bodied steel string I designed. I adjusted the soundboxgeometry and voicing to accentuate bass - I knew in a concert sized body the treble would be good anyway. The S23 with its medium hard AAA walnut back and sides and cedar top is warm, very loud and well balanced.
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